HBF & CineMart at Berlinale

While we are still reminiscing on the great 47th edition of IFFR, some of our supported projects are nearing their finest hour. This year six titles with HBF or CineMart backing will be screened at the 68th Berlinale.

Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not is in the running for the prestigious Golden and Silver Bears, as it will have its world premiere in the Berlinale Competition. The co-production between Romania, Germany, Czech Republic and Bulgaria was part of CineMart in 2011, where it won the Arte France Cinéma Award with a value of €10,000.

The Seen and Unseen is the second feature film by Kamila Andini. She received a contribution towards the development of this project from the Hubert Bals Fund in 2011. This Indonesian production was finished in 2017 and premiered in Platform Competition at Toronto International Film Festival, after which it had its Asian premiere in Busan. The European premiere of the film will take place in Berlin, where it was selected in the Generation Kplus section.

CineMart Awards

Read about the winners of this year

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  • La omisión

  • Touch Me Not

  • Cobain

Also selected in Generation, but then in its 14plus strand, is Cobain by Nanouk Leopold. Leopold pitched her sixth feature film at CineMart in 2015, together with her long-time producing partner Stienette Bosklopper (Circe Film), who is not only the producer of this film, but has also written its script.

Two Argentinian films in the Berlinale programme received support from the Netherlands Film Fund + Hubert Bals Fund Co-production scheme, through which Dutch producers get funding to co-produce projects that were selected for HBF Script and Project Development first. La omisión by Sebastián Schjaer is co-produced by Rotterdam-based Volya Films, and will have its world premiere in the Panorama section.

Topkapi Films is the Dutch co-producer of La cama by Mónica Lairana, that participated in the 2017 edition of Boost NL, a training programme co-organised by International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Netherlands Film Festival. La cama is part of the Berlinale Forum programme.

Brazilian film Hard Paint is co-directed by serial collaborators Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher, who received a development grant from the Hubert Bals Fund in 2014. The world premiere of this sensitive, but bold and colourful portrait will be part of the Panorama programme.


Following up on the session at HFM in September 2017, the second BoostNL programme will had its round-up during IFFR PRO Days.

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  • La cama

  • The Seen and Unseen

  • Hard Paint

HBF and CineMart selection in Berlin

  • Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie, Romania / Germany / Czech Republic / Bulgaria / France, Competition
  • Cobain by Nanouk Leopold, Netherlands / Belgium / Germany, Generation 14plus
  • The Seen and Unseen by Kamila Andini, Indonesia / Netherlands / Australia / Qatar, Berlinale Generation Kplus
  • La omisión by Sebastián Schjaer, Argentina / Netherlands / Switzerland, Berlinale Panorama
  • Hard Paint by Marcio Reolon and Filipe Matzembacher, Brazil, Berlinale Panorama
  • La cama by Mónica Lairana, Argentina / Netherlands, Berlinale Forum

Photo in header: La omisión by Sebastián Schjaer