The Global Film Initiative (GFI) has announced the six recipients of its summer granting cycle, selected from a pool of 71 applications from 32 countries.
The Summer 2009 grant recipients are:
40 Days Of Silence (40 Kun Chilla) by Saodat Ismailova (Uzbekistan);
The Inca, The Silly Girl, And The Son Of A Thief (El Inca, La Boba Y El Hijo Del Ladron) by Ronnie Temoche (Peru);
Lucia by Niles Jamil Atallah (Chile);
Straw Man (Dao Cao Ren) by Peng Tao (China);
Waiting The Vote (En Attendant Le Vote) by Missa Hebie (Burkina Faso); and
A Year Without A Summer by Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia).
“These six projects not only represent the vanguard of international cinema, but also an amazing cross-section of talent, vision and cultural perspective – we’re very impressed,” GFI’s director of programmes Santhosh Daniel said.
Since its inception in 2002, GFI has awarded 81 grants to global projects. Grants are used to subsidise post-production costs.