Four feature films and one documentary have been selected and will recieve grants from film fund SØRFOND in 2014. There is a great quality and variety in this year applicants. The selected projects show a mixture of plots, genres and themes, ranging from the mythical and political universe of Palme D'or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakhul in Thailand via an African hairdresser and her Albino daughter in Ghana - to domestic drama in Haiti.
SØRFOND – The Norwegian South Film Fund, supporting film productions from developing countries, will have its next deadline on January 15, 2014. The application form will be available on this website no later than December 1.
The 3rd SØRFOND Pitching Forum was held October 14th - 16th at Filmens Hus in Oslo. A total of 12 projects from Sri Lanka, Philippines, Iran, China, Brazil, Colombia, Albania, South-Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia was pitched trying to grab the attention of a Norwegian producer to help them qualify for funding from SØRFOND.
It is with great pleasure we announce the selected projects for this year's Pitching Forum. We welcome all the participants and producers to an exciting event where new connections and co-productions will be forged.
The SØRFOND Pitching Forum takes place annually at the Films From the South festival in October. The application form is now closed, and we thank all participants for their submissions.
Three feature films and three documentaries have been selected, receiving grants of a total of 3 million NOK. There is great quality and variety in this year's selection, ranging from a broken American dream in Mexico to dancing seniors in Armenia.
Norwegian film fund SØRFOND congratulates Lucía Puenzo - entering Un Certain Regard with her last feature Wakolda at Cannes Film Festival 2013.
SØRFOND is already bearing fruits since starting up in February this year. The Films from the South Festival proudly presented the world premiere of one of the first films backed by SØRFOND; the Indian documentary When Hari Got Married, and the film proved to be an audience favourite.
With film funds all over Europe facing financial turmoil, the future looks brighter for the newly established SØRFOND - the Norwegian South Film Fund. 38 filmprojects from southern countries have applied for support for 2012.
Pitching Forum: August 15 2014
Production Support: February 27 2015
Fiction and documentaries
Minimum 50 minutes