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.

Recent selections

Script and Project Development and Postproduction

NFF+HBF

HBF+Europe

Dutch Post-production Awards

HBF Audience Award 

HBF Leaders

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

Complete Results 1988-2020

This document (updated January 2021) gives a complete and conclusive overview of all projects that have been supported by the Hubert Bals Fund since its establishment in 1988. 

Stills from HBF-Supported Films (selection)

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)

My Joy by Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine, 2010)

I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Zambia, 2017)

The Load by Ognjen Glavonić (Serbia, France, Croatia, 2018)

Monos by Alejandro Landes (Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, Switzerland, Denmark, 2019)

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 around the globe. An overview of previous HBF Harvests:

Annual reports

Read the HBF annual reports here.

Contact

  • Esther Bannenberg

    Interim manager Hubert Bals Fund

  • Jeske van der Slikke

    Hubert Bals Fund Coordinator (on maternity leave from 1 May)

  • Sara Juricic

    IFFR Pro, HBF Coordinator & CineMart Project Manager

  • Fraser White

    HBF Officer

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