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Hubert Bals Fund collection

Now available to watch online: a special collection of films, including brand-new releases, supported by the Hubert Bals Fund. We're giving away one film for free. 

IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund is a curatorial fund dedicated to supporting filmmakers in every stage of the filmmaking process. For over more than 30 years, the fund has developed a distinguished taste for filmmakers with a forward-looking artistic vision. HBF supports filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe.

This special collection features a back-catalogue of supported titles, as well as brand-new releases. This special collection features a back-catalogue of supported titles, as well as brand-new releases. New releases include Window Boy Would also to Have a Submarine by Alex Piperno, the 2014 restoration of Mysterious Object at Noon by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, The Day I Lost My Shadow by Soudade Kaadan, The Fever by Maya Da-Rin, Nafi's Father by Mamadou Dia, and The Orphanage by Shahrbanoo Sadat, which all screened at IFFR 2020. See the full collection below. 

This Hubert Bals Fund collection will continue to grow, with new supported films added regularly. Keep checking back to watch the latest. 

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Watch Alba for free

We're giving you one film for free: Alba by Ana Cristina Barragán, winner of the Lions Film Award at IFFR 2016. Here is how to watch it for free:

  • Access the film here
  • Click ‘Rent for € 4,50’, then log in or create an account
  • Go to your shopping cart where you can enter the promo code: Alba4Free
  • Scroll down to accept the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement, then click ‘Finish’.
  • Leave the ‘Thank you’ page and go back to the page where you bought the film, here you’ll be able to press play.
  • Still: La niña santa

  • Still: A Year Without Summer

  • Still: La idea de un lago

  • Still: Los hongos

  • Still: The Day I Lost My Shadow

  • Still: The Fever

  • Still: The Joy

  • Still: The Orphanage

  • Still: Window Boy Would also to Have a Submarine

New releases

Previously supported

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Photo in header: Still: The Orphanage