Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest feature among those to receive funding from World Cinema Fund.

At the 20th jury session, the World Cinema Fund (WCF) has backed four new features for production funding and one for distribution funding.

The WCF jury made their selection from 126 submissions and have awarded a total funding of €145,000.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Kings, Min Bahadur Bham’s Kalo Pothi, Akosua Adoma Owusu’s Black Sunshine and Alejandro Landes & Alexis Dos Santos’ Monos all received production funding, while Claudia Sainte-Luce’s The Amazing Catfish was awarded distribution funding.

Since Oct 2004, the WCF has awarded funding to a total of 119 projects and all films produced to date have screened in cinemas or in the programmes of international film festivals.

Two WCF-funded films premiered at this year’s Cannes: Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja and Diego Lerman’s Refugiado.

Full details of the latest funding round are as follows:

Production funding

Cemetery of Kings, director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand). Producer: Kick the Machine Films, Thailand. Feature film. German partner: The Match Factory. Funding: €30,000

Kalo Pothi, director: Min Bahadur Bham (Nepal). Producer: Mila Productions, Nepal. Feature film. Funding: €30,000

Black Sunshine, director: Akosua Adoma Owusu (Ghana). Producer: Piano, Mexico. Feature film. Funding: €40,000

Monos, director: Alejandro Landes/Alexis Dos Santos (Colombia /Argentina). Producer: No Franja S.A.S., Colombia. Feature film. German partner: Pandora Film. Funding: €40,000

Distribution funding

The Amazing Catfish, director: Claudia Sainte-Luce (Mexico). German distributor: arsenal distribution. Release in Germany: July 10, 2014. Funding: €5,000