Fourteen supported films to be seen at IFFR 2020.
The IFFR Pro Harvest refers to films previously supported by the Hubert Bals Fund or presented at CineMart, that have now been selected for the IFFR programme. After announcing our IFFR 2020 lineup, we are happy to share the fourteen IFFR Pro Harvest titles included the upcoming programme.
With production companies ranging from Sri Lanka, Denmark, Argentina, Angola, Brazil, Netherlands, Indonesia and beyond, we are proud to present the diverse range of IFFR Harvest Pro films, made possible by the Hubert Bals Fund and donations from all members of the Tiger Film Mecenaat. Five of the supported films will have their world premiere in Rotterdam. Two are selected for the Tiger competition.
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Hubert Bals Fund
Nine films in the upcoming 49th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam were previously supported by one of the Hubert Bals Fund grant programmes. Seven titles received HBF Script and Project Development support, one was granted Post-production support and one was selected for the HBF+Europe: Minority Co-Production scheme.
Three features were presented in an early stage of development in Rotterdam during CineMart. Nasir by Arun Karthick (CineMart 2018) is selected for the Tiger competition; Fire Will Come by Oliver Laxe (CineMart 2017) is part of the Limelight programme within Voices and Porselein by Jenneke Boejink (CineMart 2014) is screened at RTM.
NasirArun Karthick IFFR 2020 78′
Candid portrait of a gentle man reduced to second-class citizenship as a Muslim in an India characterised by rising Hindu nationalism.
Candid portrait of a gentle man living a degrading, second-class existence as a Muslim in an India characterised by rising Hindu nationalism. His poetry and love for his wife keep him going, while toxic intolerance bubbles just below the surface of everyday life. Until the explosion, as sudden as it is inevitable.
African Collectives Project
On a continent where film production is under severe pressure, we come across collectives in various places in Sub-Saharan Africa where filmmakers collectively take up the challenges of filmmaking. More than a year ago we asked three of these collectives to make a short film for IFFR 2020. The Nest Collective from Kenya made the short fiction film Tapi!. Negrume from Cape Verde came with the documentary Kmêdeus. Geração 80 from Angola needed 72 minutes for their movie Air Conditioner.
The complete selection of IFFR Pro supported films at IFFR 2020
Organised per section:
Nasir by Arun Karthick, India/ Netherlands (2020), World premiere, HBF Script and Project Development Bright Future 2017, NFF+HBF Co-production scheme 2018, CineMart 2018 (BoostNL)
Si yo fuera el invierno mismo by Jazmín López, Argentina (2020), World premiere, HBF Script and Project Development Bright Future 2017
Air Conditioner by Fradique, Angola (2020), World premiere, African Collectives Project
The Fever by Maya Da-Rin, Brazil/France/Germany (2019), HBF Script and Project Development 2015
Nafi’s Father by Mamadou Dia, Senegal (2019), HBF Script and Project Development Bright Future 2018
Blanco en blanco by Théo Court, Spain/Chile/Germany/France (2019), HBF Script and Project Development 2011
Children of the Sun by Prasanna Vithanage, Sri Lanka/India (2019), HBF Script and Project Development 2005
The Orphanage by Shahrbanoo Sadat, Denmark (2019), HBF Post-production support 2016
The Science of Fictions by Yosep Anggi Noen, Indonesia (2019), HBF+Europe Minority Co-production Support 2018
Vendrá la muerte y tendrá tus ojos by José Luis Torres Leiva, Chile/Germany/Argentina (2019), HBF Script and Project Development 2016
Fire Will Come by Oliver Laxe, Spain/France/Luxembourg (2019), CineMart 2017
Kmêdeus by Nuno Miranda, Cape Verde (2020), World premiere, African Collectives Project
Tapi! by Jim Chuchu/The Nest Collective, Kenya (2020), World premiere, African Collectives Project
Porselein by Jenneke Boejink, Netherlands (2019), CineMart 2014
Photo in header: Nasir by Arun Karthick, HBF support (2017, 2018) & CineMart 2018 (BoostNL)