Hubert Bals Fund

HBF Archive

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 1988–2024

This document (updated January 2024) gives a complete and conclusive overview of all projects that have been supported by the Hubert Bals Fund since its establishment in 1988. 

Download the Complete Results

Recent selections

HBF+EU 2023
Script and Project Development 2023
NFF+HBF Fall 2023

Annual reports

Read the HBF annual reports here.

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. 

HBF Leaders

From 2010 to 2013 the HBF commissioned leaders that would screen before all Hubert Bals Fund-supported films at IFFR. 

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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  • Tamara Tatishvili

    Head of the Hubert Bals Fund

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    Hubert Bals Fund Manager

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    Hubert Bals Fund Coordinator

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