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HBF Fall selection 2019

The Hubert Bals Fund provides financial support to remarkable feature films by innovative filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. From an impressive 480 eligible projects submitted for the HBF fall 2019 selection, eleven films have been selected for their Script and Project Development Scheme, receiving €9,000 each. Falling under two categories, Bright Future for emerging filmmakers and Voices for more established makers, nine of the supported film projects will be film feature debuts. The HBF Script and Project Development scheme is also supported by the NFF+HBF Co-development scheme and the Tiger Film Mecenaat.

The NFF+HBF Co-production Scheme has additionally granted two projects €50,000 for production support. Both selected projects previously received support from other HBF grant schemes. The HBF fall selection 2019 is excited to include a majority of films originating from countries less extensively represented in the film industry – including Haiti, Rwanda, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Nicaragua and Vietnam.

  • Laura Baumeister, La hija de todas las rabias (Nicaragua)

  • Paz Encina, La memoria del monte (Paraguay)

  • Mouly Surya, A Road With No End (Indonesia)

  • Felipe Guerrero, 1948 (Colombia)

  • Pethrus Tibúrcio, Marina (Brazil)

  • Laís Santos Araújo, Marina (Brazil)

  • An Pham, Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Vietnam)

  • Vakhtang (Tato) Kotetishvili, Holy Electricity (Georgia/Netherlands)

  • Martina Juncadella, Un personaje volador (Argentina)

  • Samuel Ishimwe, Season of the Weary Kind (Rwanda/France)

  • Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias, Pepe, la imaginación en el tercer cine (Dominican Republic/Colombia)

  • Paromita Dhar, Last Time on Earth (India)

  • Gessica Généus, Freda (Haiti/Benin/France/Germany)

  • Maged Nader, All That the Wind Can Carry (Egypt)

Fall selection

HBF Script and Development Scheme: Bright Future selection

  • All That the Wind Can Carry by Maged Nader, Egypt
  • Freda, Gessica Généus, Haiti/Benin/France/Germany
  • Last Time on Earth, Paromita Dhar, India
  • Pepe, la imaginación en el tercer cine, Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias, Dominican Republic/Colombia
  • Season of the Weary Kind, Samuel Ishimwe, Rwanda/France
    (supported via NFF+HBF co-development scheme)
  • Un personaje volador, Martina Juncadella, Argentina
    (supported via NFF+HBF co-development scheme)
  • Holy Electricity, Vakhtang (Tato) Kotetishvili, Georgia/Netherlands
    (supported via NFF+HBF co-development scheme)
  • Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell, An Pham, Vietnam
    (supported via NFF+HBF co-development scheme)
  • Marina, Laís Santos Araújo, Pethrus Tibúrcio, Brazil

HBF Script and Development Scheme: Voices selection

  • 1948, Felipe Guerrero, Colombia
    (supported via NFF+HBF co-development scheme)
  • A Road With No End, Mouly Surya, Indonesia
    (supported via NFF+HBF co-development scheme)

NFF+HBF Co-production Scheme selection

  • La memoria del monte, Paz Encina, Paraguay, Dutch co-producer Revolver Amsterdam
  • La hija de todas las rabias, Laura Baumeister, Nicaragua, Dutch co-producer Halal