The International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund has announced its latest round of funding, giving grants to 24 film projects from 13 African, Asian or Latin American countries.

The funding totals Euros 349,000. Funding will be used for development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops.

Recognisable names among the recipients include Martín Rejtman (The Magic Gloves), Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio (Alamar), and Enrique Rivero (Parque), plus many first-time feature filmmakers.

Postproduction & Final Financing
Absences (Ausensias) - Milagros Mumenthaler; Argentina
Black Blood - Miaoyan Zhang; China
Flying Fish - Sanjeewa Pelanwattage; Sri Lanka
The Old Donkey - Li Ruijun; China
Artificial Paradises (Paraísos Artificiales) - Yulene Olaizola; Mexico

Digital Production
If It Is Not Now, Then When? - James Lee; Malaysia
Steel is the Earth (Ang Mundo sa Panahon ng Bakal) - Mes de Guzman; Philippines
The Voices (Las Voces) - Carlos Armella; Mexico

Script & Project Development
Cactus Flower - Hala Elkoussy; Egypt
Conurbano - Gregorio Cramer; Argentina
Two Shots (Dos Disparos) - Martín Rejtman; Argentina
Mai morire - Enrique Rivero; Mexico
Marustali - Geethu Mohan Das; India
The Mud Woman (La mujer de barro) - Sergio Castro San-Martín; Chile
Oxhide 3 (Niu pi san) - Liu Jiayin; China
King (Rey) - Niles Atallah; Chile
Tree Shade (Sombra del arbol) - Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio; Mexico
The Tribe (Plemya) - Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy; Ukraine
While Waiting For You - Prasanna Vithanage; Sri Lanka

Amakula Mobile Cinema - Amakula Kampala IFF; Uganda
Qarantina - Oday Rasheed; Iraq
Year Without A Summer - Tan Chui Mui; Malaysia

Workshops/Special Projects
Goa Film Bazaar: HBF Award - NFDC ; India
Maisha Filmmakers and Technical Lab - Musarait Kashmiri; Uganda

Past HBF-supported films include recent festival hits Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Winter Vacation, and Tilva Ros.