HBF Fall 2014 Script and project development grants

Microsoft Word - HBF Application 7.09.14.docx

In its Fall selection round the Hubert Bals Fund has provided financial support to 10 outstanding projects, both from established filmmakers, including award winning Ukrainian filmmaker Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (THE LUXEMBOURG) and Wang Bing (SHANGHAI YOUTH), and from debutating filmmakers who previously screened their short films at IFFR. Julia De Simone (Brazil), presented THE HARBOR in the IFFR 2014 Spectrum Shorts section and HBF is now providing financing for her debut feature, CORTE REAL, a layered hybrid story of the history of slavery in Brazil. Argentinean director Mónica Lairana presented her short films at IFFR in 2010 (ROSA) and 2013 (MARIA) and her HBF-supported debut feature LA CAMA is an intimate and touching portrait of an ageing married couple.

Fall 2014 projects selected for script and project development support:

CORTE REAL, Julia De Simone, Brazil
DIAMOND ISLAND, Davy Chou, Cambodia
LA CAMA, Mónica Lairana, Argentina
NEONBOY, Marcio Reolon & Filipe Matzembacher, Brazil
SHANGHAI YOUTH, Wang Bing, China
THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil
THE LUXEMBOURG, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Ukraine
THE UNFOUND (UFO), Sattha Saengthon, thailand
TO ALL NAKED MEN, Bassam Chekhes, Syria