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Marianne Slot to head World Cinema Support fund

EXCLUSIVE: Lars von Trier’s longtime collaborator Marianne Slot will be unveiled this week in Cannes as the president of new French funding body World Cinema Support.

Institut Français and the Centre National Du Cinéma Et De l’Image Animée (CNC) run the body on behalf of the Ministry Of Foreign And European Affairs.

The selective fund is available to international productions shot outside France by a non-French director that seeks help from French co-producers.

Qualifying productions are eligible for production or post-production funding.

“There are lots of people applying for production funds from around the world,” said Slot. “The fund has importance politically in countries where there is not much support for cinema.”

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