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EC backs Berlinale, Rotterdam funds

Co-production funds run by the Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals and a new day-and-date initiative are among new projects by supported by the European Commission (EC).

Mohammad Shirvani

Rotterdam's HBF backs 11 projects

Each project will receive contributions from IFFR’s fund towards script and project development.

Rotterdam Tiger winners 2014

Rotterdam's Tigers go to Japan, Sweden, Korea

UPDATE: UPC Audience Award goes to Alexander Payne’s Nebraska. Festival’s second Big Screen Award to support Dutch distribution goes to Russia’s Another Year.

Whispers Behind The Wall

Whispers Behind The Wall

Dir: Grzegorz Muskala. Germany. 2013. 89mins

Farewell To The Moon

Farewell To The Moon

Dir/scr: Dick Tuinder. Netherlands. 2014. 94mins


Samer Najari & Dominique Chila

Tiger directors: Samer Najari & Dominique Chila, Arwad

Husband-and-wife directing team make their feature debut with Arwad, the story of a man who returns to the Syrian island where he grew up and the decisions that impact the women in his life.

Lee Su-Jin

Tiger directors: Lee Su-Jin, Han Gong-Ju

South Korean director Lee Su-Jin’s feature debut is the story of small town girl who is sent to a different school in a remote city after being involved in a horrific incident.

Ikeda Akira

Tiger directors: Ikeda Akira, Anatomy Of A Paper Clip

Japanese filmmaker Ikeda Akira’s second feature, shot in a small town outside Tokyo, is inspired by old folk tales.

Tiger directors: Natalia Meschaninova, The Hope Factory

Russian filmmaker Natalia Meschaninova makes her feature debut with The Hope Factory, a coming-of-age tale set against the backdrop of the Siberian city of Norilsk.

Peter Brunner

Tiger directors: Peter Brunner, My Blind Heart

Black-and-white debut feature blurs the lines between perpetrator and victim.

Mark Jackson

Tiger directors: Mark Jackson, War Story

The American director continues his work with themes of grief, loss and guilt.

Lee Chatametikool

Tiger directors: Lee Chatametikool, Concrete Clouds

Thai filmmaker explores two brothers impacted by the Asian financial crisis of 1997.

Tatjana Bozic

Tiger directors: Tatjana Bozic, Happily Ever After

It was the spectre of yet another failed relationship on the horizon that prompted Croatian filmmaker Tatjana Bozic to make her candid documentary Happily Ever After exploring her chaotic love life of the last 20 years.

Maya Vitkova

Tiger directors: Maya Vitkova, Viktoria

The Bulgarian film-maker talks about her ‘semi-autobiographical’ directorial debut, nine years in the making.

luis minarro

Tiger directors: Luis Miñarro, Falling Star

Having worked with a string of acclaimed directors, Spanish arthouse producer Luis Minarro decided that the time was finally right to direct his own fiction feature.

Jan Schomburg

Tiger directors: Jan Schomburg, Lose My Self

Maria Schrader stars as a woman suffering from retrograde amnesia.

Fellipe Barbosa

Tiger directors: Fellipe Barbosa, Casa Grande

Brazilian director Fellipe Barbosa took inspiration from his own family’s financial problems for his debut feature Casa Grande.

Paulo Sacramento

Tiger directors: Paulo Sacramento, Riocorrente

Long-time editor Paulo Sacramento makes his fictional feature debut with Riocorrente, a timely and tense contemporary tale set in Sao Paulo.

Rotterdam: Michael Tully talks Ping Pong Summer

The Austin-based director talks about his “deeply personal” 1980s-set feature, which has its European premiere in Rotterdam tonight as a Big Talk event (after premiering in Sundance last week).

Ester Martin Bergsmark

Tiger directors: Ester Martin Bergsmark, Something Must Break

The Swedish director talks about his first foray into fiction.


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