Dutch based film company Fortissimo and Amsterdam-based production outfit Circe Films are teaming up to producea series of European arthouse titles. They announced their new partnership in Rotterdam.

The first co-produced feature will be Face, the next project of Tsai Ming-Liang, initiatied by French JBA Productions.

Fortissimo has taken salesrights to previous films from the Malaysian director, including I Don't Want To Sleep Alone and What Time Is It There'.

Circe Films's Stienette Bosklopper has put herself on the map with international co-productions such as Nanouk Leopold's Wolfsbergen and Guernsey.

Fortissimo and Circe Films is the second Dutch participation announced this months.

From January 1st, Dutch film- and television production companeis Motel Films (The Polish Bride, Love is All) and IDTV Film (Twin Sisters, The Chosen One) have joined forces in a new company.