Deals during CineMart include Le Pacte handling sales on Carlos Reygadas’ Post Tenebras Lux.

The International Film Festival Rotterdam’s CineMart has announced its prizes tonight. The Arte France Cinéma Award (worth Euros 10,000) for the Best CineMart 2011 project has been given to Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie (Romania/France), a co-production of Manekino Film (Romania), Atopic (France) and 4 Proof Film (Romania).

The Eurimages Award (worth Euros 30,000) for the Best CineMart 2011 Project with a European partner has been given to Kid by Fien Troch [pictured], produced through Prime Time (Belgium).

Meanwhile, a Special Mention has been given to A Spell to Ward off the Darkness by Ben Russell & Ben Rivers (Germany/France).

The jury for the awards consisted of Rémi Burah (General Secretary of ARTE France Cinéma), Peter Gustaffson (Swedish Television and Board Member of Eurimages) and Susanne Marian (Essential Filmproduktion, Germany).

Launching 33 new projects this year in need of additional financing, CineMart also heralds an important start of the ‘film year’. Every year, the CineMart invites a select number of directors/producers to present their film projects to co-producers, funds, sales agents, distributors, TV stations and other potential financiers. 

Several projects have already secured extra financing. Dutch auteur Alex van Warmerdam’s Camiel Borgman has attracted a Belgian coproducer in the shape of Epidemic. 

Le Pacte will handle handle world sales on the new Carlos Reygadas film, Post Tenebras Lux, produced by Jaime Romande’s Mantarraya.

Meanwhile, Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio’s Tree Shade, also produced by Mexican outfit Mantarraya, has brought on board several coproducers, among them Mathilde Henrot’s Maharaja Film in France, IDTV in Holland and Rohfilm in Germany. Le Pacte has boarded as French distributor.