Aschan bags $730,000 award for female directors for next film The Deposit

She Monkey’s director Lisa Aschan has been awarded the inaugural Stockholm Film Fund at the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 9 -20).

Aschan will receive funding of $730,000 (5mSEK) towards the production of new film The Deposit which the jury described as “a bold and original vision for a mind-bending and stunningly current film that begs to be made now.”

The Deposit  is a horror-drama set in an isolated world based on a successful play by Johannes Anyuru and Aleksander Motturis who co-wrote the script with Aschan. The film will premiere at the Stockholm festival in 2012 and gets local distribution through NonStop Entertainment.

The Fund is open to women who have directed no more than two previous features and is supported by the festival and sponsors Telia, the Swedish Film Institute, Resource Companies for Film & Television in Sweden, Cinepost and Dagljus as well as NonStop.

Aschan’s She Monkleys picked up a Best Narative Feature award at Tribeca this year.