Sørfond+ supports five international co-productions

For the very first time, Sørfond+ has granted € 217.000 for five international co-productions with European minority producers.

Av 29. jun 2017

Sørfond+ is the sister fund to the Norwegian Sørfond, and supports co-productions between European film producers and producers from developing countries, and gives up to 50.000 Euros in support to co-productions between European producers and developing countries.

For the first round the fund recieved 53 applications, and five projects were selected for funding; four fictions and one documentary sharing a total amount of € 217.000 (about NOK 2.080.000).

We thank all of the applicants and congratulate the first selected projects to Sørfond+!

The Jury's statement
Hanne Myren (Norway), Erik Richter Strand (Norway) and Amra Bakšić Čamo (Bosnia) made up the Sørfond+ jury, and comment on the strong selection: 

- It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of the first ever Sørfond + jury. We have been taken on a journey through all continents, guided by a strong selection of new and established voices in world cinema. In the end, choosing between so many extraordinary projects was truly painful. The five selected films have been chosen on the basis of their exceptional qualities. We are pleased with the fact that our selection also reflects the diversity of gender, region and genre within the group of projects submitted.

Funded projects:

Sueño Florianópolis (fiction)
Director: Ana Katz
Minority producer: Bellota Films/Dominique Barneaud (France)
Main producer: Campo Cine (Argentina)
Grant sum: 33.500 €

You Will Die at Twenty (fiction)
Director: Amjad Abu Alala
Minority producer: DUO film AS, Linda Bolstad/Ingrid Lill Høgthun/Marie Fuglestein Lægreid (Norway)
Main producer: Transit Films (Egypt)
Grant sum: 50.000 €

Made In Bangladesh (fiction)
Director: Rubaiyat Hossain
Minority producer: Les Films de l'Après-Midi /François d'Artemare (France)
Main producer: Khona Talkies (Bangladesh)
Grant sum: 50.000 €

Revisited (documentary)
Director: Mehrdad Oskouei
Minority producer: Indie Film AS v/ Carsten Aanonsen (Norway)
Main producer: Oskouei Film Production (Iran)
Grant sum: 33.500€

1982 (fiction)
Director: Oualid Mouaness            
Minority producer: Echo Films v/ Michel Zana (France)
Main producer: Abbout Productions (Lebanon)
Grant sum: 50.000 €