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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Hubert Bals Fund

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  • Private donation boosts IFFR’s Hubert Bals Fund support

    New backer for HBF allows for expanded work through increased development support and investment in future planning.

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  • Top prizes in Karlovy Vary for supported filmmakers

    HBF-backed Zhengfan Yang and Nelicia Low were amongst the top prize winners at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for their supported titles.

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  • Amat Escalante: “Rotterdam feels like home”

    The Mexican filmmaker discusses his latest film Lost in the Night and his special relationship with IFFR.

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  • Latest NFF+HBF support goes to projects from China and Thailand

    The Hubert Bals Fund’s joint venture with the Netherlands Film Fund awards production funds to former HBF-supported projects that have an attached Dutch co-producer. In the scheme’s first award of 2024, projects by Thai filmmaker Phuttiphong Aroonpheng and Chinese filmmaker Gao Zee are both awarded €75,000. Both distinct, they each have powerful and enlightening comments […]

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  • Three IFFR-backed titles awarded in Cannes

    Celebrating the reaction to all the supported talent in Cannes after the Grand Prix went to All We Imagine as Light by Payal Kapadia.

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  • HBF+Europe 2024 selections

    Ten projects are the latest to be awarded by the Hubert Bals Fund’s HBF+Europe support schemes. Each receives €60,000 – eight for co-production and two for post-production. The selection comes with a strong commitment to emerging talent, supporting a majority of first or second time feature filmmakers and covering a wide geographical spread, with filmmakers […]

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  • Five Cannes titles supported by IFFR

    Films backed by the Hubert Bals Fund and presented at CineMart and Darkroom feature across the programme, telling stories from the streets of São Paulo to nurses in Mumbai, miners in Vietnam, refugees in Greece and caregivers in Singapore. Cannes Official Selection: Competition Payal Kapadia becomes the first Indian director in 30 years to be […]

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  • Elene Naveriani on their latest empowering tale

    “I really wanted it to be beautiful,” says Georgian filmmaker Elene Naveriani about their ambition for their third feature, the Hubert Bals Fund-backed Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry, screening at IFFR 2024 in Harbour. “Beautiful aesthetically”, they continue, “so that it charms you and it kind of mesmerises you. I wanted her to be mesmerising and glowing.” […]

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  • Hubert Bals Fund at IFFR 2024

    It is our great pleasure to welcome you to another inspiring edition of IFFR on behalf of the Hubert Bals Fund – an industry pillar ensuring the festival’s unwavering commitment to not just celebrating talent but discovering it and supporting it. At IFFR 2024 you can find the HBF in the form of films screening […]

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  • NFF+HBF scheme awards projects from Chile and Singapore

    Through the Hubert Bals Fund’s collaboration with the Netherlands Film Fund, projects by Singaporean filmmaker Siyou Tan and Chilean animators Joaquín Cociña and Cristóbal León will each be awarded €75,000 in the second 2023 support round of the NFF+HBF: Co-production scheme. The awards are another helping hand to the projects on their way to completion, […]

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