HBF has established a new international co-production program: HBF+Europe . The programme will provide substantial financial support to European producers serving as minority co-producers in feature films with theatrical potential.
HBF+ Europe is focused on, but not limited to, first and second time filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. In addition to providing financial support to co-productions, HBF+Europe is committed to helping shepherd films through to release providing a financial framework for distribution.
Through this scheme, the HBF expects to boost the potential of these films, to find their audiences across Europe and beyond. HBF+Europe will complement HBF’s existing funding operations and will be open to applications as of December 1st. HBF+Europe is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA program of the European Union and exemplifies IFFR’s ongoing commitment to supporting filmmakers year-round.