Films awarded grant of £10,000 towards their production.
Karima Zoubir’s Woman With A Camera [pictured], centred on a woman who attempts to make an independent life for herself as a wedding photographer, and Guillaume Suon & Lida Chan’s Red Wedding, about the search for justice of a victim of the Khmer Rouge, have been awarded the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam’s (IDFA) WorldView Award.
Both projects previously received a financial contribution from the IDFA Fund, as well as taking part in the IDFAcademy Summer School held in Amsterdam last June. The IDFA WorldView Award grants £10,000 towards the production of the films (£5,000 for each project) and is part of the cooperation entered into earlier this year between British broadcaster WorldView and the IDFA Fund.
Phil Cox, Documentary Consultant WorldView, commented: “We feel both films show the highest dedication by the directors who have over long periods remained committed to their subjects and brought great intimacy, integrity and emotion to the screen.”
Eight projects which had been supported by the IDFA Fund and had participated in the Summer School were eligible for the IDFA WorldView Award.
Woman With A Camera and Red Wedding will be screen at this year’s IDFA, which runs Nov 14-25.