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.
Ready, set, pitch! Within 10 minutes the project must be sold. This year's SØRFOND forum has attracted big-name directors to Norway to get funding for their new films. Our writer Elin Kittelsen spoke to some of the directors.
Heidi Sandberg and Lasse Skagen from Films from the South have been to film festivals around the world to promote SØRFOND. Interest among producers and directors is significant, especially when they learn that the grant does not require production spend in Norway.
The 20th August at 12pm marks the deadline for submitting applications to the SØRFOND Pitching Forum 2012. The 2nd annual Pitching Forum will be held during the 22nd edition of the Films from the South festival.
An Indian documentary with grants from SØRFOND will be screened at the Films from the South Festival 2012. When Hari Got Married has Jon Jerstad as co-producer.
Production Support: 15th January 2014
Pitching Forum Applications: 15th August 2013
Fiction and documentaries
Minimum 50 minutes