Newfeature films from Georgia and
Productionsupport of $242,410 (Euros 200,000) was awarded to Kirghiz-born director Marat Saralu's fourth feature Songs From TheSouthern Seas, which will be produced by
Speakingto ScreenDaily.com at Wiesbaden's goEast Film Festival where Rohfilm'sfirst production Polumglawas showing in the International Competition, KarstenStoeter explained that the $1.1m (Euros 900,000)comedy about a conflict between two families in a small Kazakh village hadalready received backing from MedienboardBerlin-Brandenburg and the Berlinale's World CinemaFund and will be distributed internationally by sales agent Beta Film.
Inaddition, $181,777 (Euros 150,000) was allocated to the fantasy comedy The Rainbow Maker by the Oscar-nominatedGeorgian director Nana Djordjadze. Bavaria FilmInternational will handle sales on the co-production between
Meanwhile,the largest sum $1.1m (Euros 900,000) went to the Halle-basedanimation studio Motion Works for its animation feature A Case For Friends..HowIt All Began (Ein Fall FuerFreunde..Wie Alles Begann), which will be distributed theatrically in
Also,project development backing was awarded to NFP teleartfor a historical biopic on Albert Schweitzer and to mediacontentfactoryfor its English-language psychological thriller The Day Before.