Launched in November 2018, the Dutch Post-production Awards are a collaboration between the Hubert Bals Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund and the Netherlands Post production Alliance. IFFR has selected six filmmakers (who were previously supported by one of the HBF schemes) to pitch their works-in-progress during 48th IFFR. A professional jury of three will choose two winners of awards worth €50,000 each, which is to be spent on post-production in the Netherlands.
The projects will be presented during the closed Dutch Post-production Session on Tuesday 29 January 2019.
Projects selected for the inaugural Dutch Post-production Awards:
Blanco en blanco/White on White, Théo Court, Spain/Chile/France/Germany/Netherlands
Days of Cannibalism, Teboho Edkins, France/South Africa
Feathers of a Father, Omar El Zohairy, France/Egypt/Greece/Netherlands
Lotus Position, Liu Shu, Hong Kong
Nasir, Arun Karthick, India/Netherlands
Sick, Sick, Sick, Alice Furtado, Brazil/Netherlands/France
The awards will be presented during the IFFR Pro Award Ceremony at 18:00 hours on Wednesday 30 January 2019.
The following jury will decide which projects will take home the Awards:
Sandro Fiorin founded FiGa Films in Los Angeles on January 2006 with his partner, Cuban- American Alex Garcia, to distribute and represent Latin American content worldwide. Raised in Rio de Janeiro, Fiorin went to film school in São Paulo (FAAP) and New York (New School), where he lived and worked for fourteen years before relocating to California in 2001. He has taught classes at NYU, USC and Cuba’s EICTV. Positions at the Film Forum, Universal, First Look, and CalArts are part of his twenty-year career in the industry. He has been a programmer for the High Museum in Atlanta, Encuentros/Works in Progress in the Miami Film Festival, and the artistic director for the IndieBrazil Festival in Los Angeles. He is in the board of the Tribeca Film Institute and FilmGate Miami, where he now resides.
Gurvinder Singh studied film directing at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. For several years he closely collaborated with filmmaker Mani Kaul. He made several documentaries before making his first fiction feature Alms for The Blind Horse (2011) that premiered in Orizzonti at Venice. His second feature The Fourth Direction (2015) was screened in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes. His latest film Sea of Lost Time will have its world premiere at IFFR 2019. He is currently completing his third feature The Bitter Chestnut.
Jane Williams is the recently appointed Head of Industry for the TorinoFilmLab. She is also Head of Studies for the Biennale College Cinema initiative launched in 2012 and the Biennale College Cinema - VR launched in 2017. Jane comes from a background of training and development. In the UK she worked for a number of organizations and companies including the British Film Institute and National Film and Television School. In 1998 she moved to Amsterdam to become Head of Training at the Binger Film Institute in the Netherlands. Since 2002 she has worked as a freelance consultant for international funding organizations and festivals. From 2006 to 2018, Jane worked for the Dubai International Film Festival where she established the Dubai Film Market including the Dubai Film Connection - the first co-production platform in the Arab world, and Interchange - a project development programme in collaboration with TorinoFilmLab and EAVE.
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Photo in header: Alice Furtado, Arun Karthick, Teboho Edkins, Liu Shu, Théo Court, Omar El Zohairy