Below you can find an overview of the Hubert Bals Fund's activities over the years, including the selections that were made by the fund, the HBF-funded films that were screened at IFFR, and the HBF's annual reports.
Complete Results 1988–2022
This document (updated January 2023) gives a complete and conclusive overview of all projects that have been supported by the Hubert Bals Fund since its establishment in 1988.
Read the HBF annual reports here.
- Facts & figures 2022-23
- Annual report 2021-2022
- Annual report 2020-2021
- Annual report 2019-2020
- Annual report 2018-2019 - pages 30 - 33 (PDF 3,3 MB)
- Annual report 2017-2018 - pages 28 - 32 (PDF 7,2 MB)
- Annual report 2016-2017 (PDF 2,1 MB)
- Annual report 2015-2016 (PDF 1,2 MB)
- Annual report 2014-2015 (PDF 1,5 MB)
- Annual report 2013-2014 (PDF 2,2 MB)
- Annual report 2012-2013 (PDF 2,1 MB)
- Annual report 2011-2012 (PDF 2,8 MB)
- Annual report 2010-2011 (PDF 3,9 MB)
HBF-supported films at IFFR
Each year, completed films supported by the Hubert Bals Fund are screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam: an ideal launching platform for independent cinema from across the globe.
From 2010 to 2013 the HBF commissioned leaders that would screen before all Hubert Bals Fund-supported films at IFFR.
- 2013 HBF Leader Lublae by Anocha Suwichakornpong
- 2012 HBF Leader Copia imperfecta by José Luis Torres Leiva
- 2011 HBF Leader Ars colonia by Raya Martin
- 2010 HBF Leader by Lisandro Alonso
HBF Audience Award
Stills from HBF-supported films (selection)
Film Still: Memoria, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2021
Film still: La noche de fuego
Monos by Alejandro Landes (Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, Switzerland, Denmark, 2019)
My Joy by Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine, 2010)
The Load by Ognjen Glavonić (Serbia, France, Croatia, 2018)
I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Zambia, 2017)
Life on a String by Chen Kaige (China, 1992)
Osama by Siddiq Barmak (Afghanistan, 2003)
Neighbouring Sounds by Kleber Mendonça Filho (Brazil, 2012)
Mysterious Object at Noon by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 2000)
La niña santa by Lucrecia Martel (Argentina, 2004)
By the Time It Gets Dark by Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand, 2016)
Tony Manero by Pablo Larraín (Chile, 2008)
Uzak by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey, 2002)
Rapado by Martín Rejtman (Argentina, 1992)
What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love by Mouly Surya (Indonesia, 2013)
Platform by Jia Zhangke (China, 2000)
Tarde para morir joven by Dominga Sotomayor (Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, Qatar, 2018)
The Wound by John Trengove (South Africa, 2017)
Whisky by Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll (Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, 2004)
Wadjda by Haifaa Al Mansour (Saudi Arabia, Germany, 2012)
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