Written by: FFT Webmaster | December 2nd, 2011
The World Cinema Fund (WCF), which is coordinated by the Berlin International Film Festival, has announced the five new film projects that have been selected for production funding. The WCF jury made their selection from 113 submissions from a total of 38 countries and awarded production funds totaling 210,000 Euros. Jury members included film scholar and curator Viola Shafik (Germany/Egypt), documentary producer Marta Andreu (Spain), distributor and producer Jan De Clercq (Belgium) and WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno. The film projects, which received individual grants between 40,000 and 60,000 Euros include: WORKERS (José Luís Valle, Mexico ), THIRD BANK OF THE RIVER (Celina Murga, Argentina), CARNE DE PERRO (Fernando Guzzoni, Chile), EL BELLA VISTA (Alicia Cano, Uruguay), and THE BODA BODA THIEVES (Donald Mugisha, Uganda). Since its establishment in 2004, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 93 projects from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia, and the Caucasus.