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German funds, producers to visit China in anticipation of co-pro treaty

Delegates include the German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and FFF Bayern.

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German producers call for HessenFilm fund CEO to resign over meeting with far-right politician (exclusive)

“As long as he’s running the fund I will not ever apply to them,” said one producer.

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ScreenSkills gives high-end drama a £1m boost

Industry training body’s spend for 2019/20 tops £4m.


Open City crowns inaugural winner of £10,000 development prize

Miko Revereza’s ’Nowhere Near’ wins pitching event.

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Swiss film industry could receive cash boost from streaming platforms

Online services such as Netflix and Amazon will be asked to invest 4% of their annual turnover in local Swiss production.

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Busan’s Asian Project Market unveils selection of 29 projects

Line-up includes new titles from Yosep Anggi Noen, Hussein Hassan, Ash Mayfair and Hu Jia.

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Ffilm Cymru Wales selects five features in latest funding round

Titles include Catherine Linstrum’s ’This Earth Is Not Our Home’.

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Berlinale World Cinema Fund selects projects from Argentina, the Philippines, South Africa

The Fund has awarded production and distribution funding of €386,400 to 13 films.

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Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund backs six projects for co-production scheme

Films from Chile, Lebanon, China and South America selected.


NFTS 2019 fundraising Gala celebrating UK producers raises £300k

The event was attended by 25 NFTS Producing alumni.

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Bumble selects five filmmakers for £100,000 Female Film Force scheme

The films will be made by all-female lead creators.

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Screen Ireland backs new Carmel Winters, Darren and Colin Thornton projects

Andrew Legge’s feature debut and Phillyda Lloyd’s ’Herself’ also receive production awards.


New Lucrecia Martel title among 14 projects selected for Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund

12 titles for script and development; two titles on the co-production scheme.

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Screen Ireland selects four projects for women’s low budget feature scheme POV (exclusive)

Titles include Antonia Campbell-Hughes’ ’It Is In Us All’.


Ireland, Luxembourg film agencies team for €120k development fund for female filmmakers (exclusive)

The fund ‘aims to reduce gender disparity in the film industry’.

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Doreen Boonekamp to leave Netherlands Film Fund (exclusive)

Speculation is mounting as to who might succeed Boonekamp as head of the Fund.


The Doha Film Institute unveils spring grants

A total of 31 projects from 28 countries have received DFI support, including two Yemeni films for the first time.

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Sweden backs bigger-budget female scripts (exclusive)

The €300,000 script initiative will help support female Swedish screenwriters to develop bigger-budget feature films budgeted over €3m.

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India poised to launch filming incentives for foreign producers

The shooting incentive will offer a 30% rebate on qualifying spend in India.