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Combining within its organisation the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Hubert Bals Fund and co-production market CineMart, IFFR offers a launching pad and supportive platform for innovative and talented independent filmmakers.


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The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF)+Europe 2022 selection

Six co-productions will each receive €60,000  / Stills from the selected projects

The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) is a curatorial fund dedicated to supporting filmmakers with a forward-looking artistic vision in every stage of the filmmaking process. The HBF has been especially helpful for filmmakers from countries where freedom of speech and a solid film infrastructure are lacking. The fund functions in tandem with IFFR's other industry initiatives to support filmmakers which include talent training, networking opportunities, and the co-production market CineMart.

The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) announces the recipients of the HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support scheme for 2022. Out of 25 applications, six projects by filmmakers from Argentina, Egypt, Guatemala, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Yemen have been awarded a contribution of €60,000 each through their European co-producers in Austria, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Bianca Taal, head of the Hubert Bals Fund: “Thanks to our strong relationship with Creative Europe we’re able to provide increased support to these six remarkable projects. This is a selection full of urgent stories told by distinct voices – voices that don't shy away from diving into complex political arenas and equally complex characters.” 

Four of the selected projects are debut features, including Mongrel by Singaporean filmmaker Wei Liang Chiang. In his feature debut, an illegal Thai migrant gets caught up in a human trafficking operation, supposedly a care-giving scheme, in rural Taiwan. His short and VR work has been shown in Berlin and Venice, and Mongrel has been developed at Cinéfondation Résidence, Talents Tokyo, and TorinoFilmLab, with development funds also from the HBF.

In The Station by Yemeni-Scottish filmmaker Sara Ishaq, the war in Yemen looms over a women-only petrol station, where the relationship between two sisters is pushed to breaking point amid a fuel crisis. The project’s development was previously supported by the HBF, and it was presented at IFFR’s co-production market in 2020 where it won the Wouter Barendrecht Award

Vimukthi Jayasundara is the selection’s most prolific filmmaker – supported for his latest feature Turtle’s Gaze on Spying Stars, set on a mysterious resort where main character Ananda must quarantine and reckon with his past on his return to Sri Lanka. Jayasundara’s debut feature The Forsaken Land, also supported by the HBF, won the Camera d’Or in Cannes 2005. César Díaz’s civil-war themed debut Nuestras madres also won the Camera d’Or in Cannes in 2019. He is supported in this round for Fidelidad, the story of a love triangle set on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.

A reformed gang of hard-boiled thieves are the stars of La escuela pesada, the latest project from Argentinian filmmaker Hernán Rosselli whose social-realist take on a Buenos Aires hustler, Mauro, screened at IFFR 2015. Mohamed Rashad explores labour abuses in Egypt in The Settlement, where the sons of a father who dies in a blade factory struggle for compensation. The project was presented at CineMart in 2021 as part of the BoostNL programme


HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support 2022 complete selection including applicant producer:

  • La escuela pesada, Hernán Rosselli, Argentina/Austria/Chile, Nabis Filmgroup GmbH

  • Fidelidad, César Díaz, Guatemala/Belgium, Lemming Film Belgium

  • Mongrel, Wei Liang Chiang, Singapore/Taiwan/France, Deuxième Ligne Films

  • The Settlement, Mohamed Rashad, Egypt, France and Germany, Caractères Productions

  • The Station, Sara Ishaq, Yemen, Jordan, France, the Netherlands, Keplerfilm

  • Turtle’s Gaze on Spying Stars, Vimukthi Jayasundara, France/Sri Lanka, House on Fire

Through the HBF+Europe scheme, the HBF works with the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union to encourage European producers to participate as a minority co-producer in film projects by filmmakers from regions where the HBF targets its support: Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe.

 

 

About the HBF
 
The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) is a curatorial fund dedicated to supporting filmmakers with a forward-looking artistic vision in every stage of the filmmaking process. The HBF has been especially helpful for filmmakers from countries where freedom of speech and a solid film infrastructure are lacking. The fund functions in tandem with IFFR's other industry initiatives to support filmmakers which include talent training, networking opportunities, and the co-production market CineMart.

 

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