The Hubert Bals Fund has selected two feature film projects to receive a €10,000 grant: Stonewalling of director Huang Ji and Martín Rejtman’s La práctica.
They are selected in the winter selection round of Script and Project Development: Voices category, that was launched in January 2017, and is aimed at directors more advanced in their career.
Script and Project Development
Works with two separate calls for proposalsMore info
Stonewalling, Huang Ji, China
Stonewalling will be Huang Ji’s third feature, and forms a trilogy with her previous two films. The first of those, Egg and Stone premiered in Rotterdam in 2012 and won a Hivos Tiger Award. The Foolish Bird, second of the trilogy, received HBF support in 2012 and premiered at the Berlinale in 2017, where it received a special mention from the Generation 14plus International jury. Huang Ji (1984, Hunan, China) was educated in scriptwriting at the Beijing Film Academy.
La práctica, Martín Rejtman, Argentina, Chile, Germany
La práctica is Martín Rejtman’s seventh feature film. It is a comedy set in Santiago de Chile about an Argentinian yoga teacher whose life is turned upside down. Rejtman (1961, Argentina) is a screenwriter, producer and film director. He was educated in filmmaking at New York University. His first feature film, Rapado (1992), was chosen as Best First Film by the Argentinean Film Critics Association. Rejtman’s most recent feature film Dos disparos also received HBF-support, and premiered in Locarno in 2014 where it was nominated for a Golden Leopard.
Both films were supported through the NFF+HBF Co-development Scheme.
Photo in header: Still: La práctica