Ethiopian 1st time director Yared Zeleke signs in with LAMB and Apichatpong Weerasethakul hits the prestigious section with CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR. On board as Norwegian co-producer for Lamb are Alan R. Milligan and Film Farms. Tordenfilm with Eric Vogel/Ingunn Sundelin have been following Weerasethakuls project from the early stages of its completion.
SØRFOND are happy to announce that NOK 3 million (EUR 383.510) has now been divided between 7 film projects. This year - as any year - the jury had a difficult task selecting the projects. Among these years supported films we are happy to see a great variety of established and first time feature directors.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have granted SØRFOND means to research a possible added feature to the existing production support scheme of the fund. The goal of the research process is to find a model that is suitable to use, in supporting granted project with a distribution part. We are hoping that the additional distribution part will enhance the prospects for the funded films to reach a broader audience.
Join this year's pitching forum and meet potential Norwegian minority producers. Next deadline is August 15th and the application form will be available online during June 2015.
NOK 12 million (EUR 1.4 million) is granted in new support for SØRFOND, The Norwegian South Film Fund, by The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Including the remaining NOK 1.4 million available for 2015 SØRFOND will share a total of NOK 13.4 million in grants for production support over the next 4 years. Minumum NOK 3 million will be granted in 2015.
SØRFOND – The Norwegian South Film Fund, supporting film productions from developing countries, will have its next deadline on February 27, 2015. The application form is now available on the website.
SØRFOND held its annual pitching forum during the Films from the South festival 15th of October. Six projects had been picked out to pitch to Norwegian producers and we are hoping to see applications for production support from all of them in February.
This is your chance to hear the winning pitches live! We are delighted to welcome you to this years pitching forum which will take place at Filmens Hus, October 15th.
Expectations are high for the projects that get to present their films at this years pitching competition after the SØRFOND supported film “Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere” won the Critics Award in Venice last weekend. A jury has now selected sixs projects out of 107 applications from different parts of the world.
The SØRFOND-supported film Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere received last Friday one of the world's most prestigious awards, the Feodora Award, for best film at the 29th Venice International Film Critic's Week.
New SØRFOND supported projects premieres at Venice and Toronto Filmfestival in prestigous Films Critics Week and FF Discovery section.
With over a hundred applicants for this years pitching forum, it is fair to say SØRFOND Pitching Forum is high in demand.
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.
Pitching Forum: August 15th 2015
Production support: February 2016
Fiction and documentaries
Minimum 50 minutes