Sunday, January 21, 2007

Berlinale World Cinema Fund 2006

Jun 26, 2006:

World Cinema Fund supports films from Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Argentina and Turkey
Five film projects from Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Argentina and Turkey were recommended on June 20 for production funding in the fourth selection round of the World Cinema FundWCF). The jury of the WCF – the independent distributor Isabelle Dubar (France), the curator Keith Shiri (Zimbabwe/England), the programme coordinator of Swiss Television, Alberto Chollet (Switzerland) and Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick - made its selection from 80 submitted projects from 27 countries, awarding a total of 290,000 euros in funding.

Süt (Milk), director: Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkey), KAPLAN FILM PRODUCTION, Istanbul / feature, funding: 50,000 euros
Süt is the second episode of a trilogy. The film portrays a mother-son relationship in the Turkish countryside.

The Light, director: Aktan Arym Kubat (aka: Aktan Abdykalykov) (Kyrgyzstan), OY ART PRODUCTION, Bishkek / feature, funding: 70.000 euros
Through the cinematic themes of “electricity” and “light”, there is a confrontation with the history of Kyrgyzstan, in which the generation of electricity played an important role.

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