Cannes 2016 sees the launch of BoostNL, a new initiative of Dutch co-production markets CineMart and the Holland Film Meeting (HFM). The collaboration will maximise market support for international feature projects that have already been presented at CineMart or supported by the Hubert Bals Fund, and for Dutch feature projects currently in development.
CineMart will once again turn festival centre 'de Doelen' into the hotspot for film professionals during IFFR 2013. In this episode of Inside IFFR, manager Marit van den Elshout tells us about CineMart, the place where filmmakers meet possible financiers for their projects.
While everyone migrates to Spanish and Italian coasts, at the IFFR office we are busy imagining, contriving and developing. In a series of interviews with employees, we give you a look behind the scenes. This time Iwana Chronis talks about how the Hubert Bals Fund supports filmmakers. 'Moral support sometimes means more than a couple of thousand euros.'
After a succesful first edition of coaching trajectory Boost! in 2011, the joint initiative of the Hubert Bals Fund, CineMart and Binger Filmlab will support for a second time five filmmakers with the development of their films. Here are the first three names.
The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of the International Film Festival Rotterdam has selected nineteen film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction or workshops. In its Spring 2012 selection round, the Fund gives €260,000 to projects from Asian, African, Latin-American and Eastern European countries.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam congratulates filmmakers Ruben Östlund, Liza Johnson, Leïla Kilani, Andrey Zvyagintsev and Bakur Bakuradze with the selection of their films in the Un Certain Regard and Quinzaine sections of the upcoming Cannes film festival.
Chinese mainland script writing and directorial talent LIU Fen-dou was honoured March 22 with the Hubert Bals Fund Award (10,000 Euro) for his outstanding feature film project Part Ocean, Part Flame, presented as one of the 25 projects of the Hong Kong - Asian Film Financing Forum (HAF). The three-day Asian film projects market, modeled after its official partner IFFR’s CineMart, took place March 20-23 as part of Filmart.