The UK Film Council's New Cinema Fund is backing several new projects including Michael Winterbottom's next film and thriller Donkey Punch, being sold in Cannes market by Lumina.

The Film Council has awarded:

$1.3m (£659,331) to Olly Blackburn's thriller Donkey Punch, in post-production for Warp X and being sold by Lumina

$985,911 (£500,000) to Winterbottom's drama Genova, to shoot this summer for Revolution and sales company Dreamachine.

$927,094 (£470,171) to Dominic Murphy's drama White Lightnin', shooting in July for producers Film and Music Entertainment and co-funders Vice Films with Lumina on board for sales.

$475,662 (£241,230) Chris Waitt's comedy documentary Complete History, in post-production for Warp X

$98,600 (£50,000) to Martin Radich's Crack Willow, currently shooting for producers Warp Films with backing from EM Media and Screen Yorkshire.