11 new projects supported by the Film Fund Luxembourg
by Vitor Pinto
- A total of €5,644,869 has been granted to a selection of new fiction features, documentaries, animations and fiction series
The Film Fund Luxembourg has announced the recipients of its latest round of funding, following the meetings of its selection committee, which took place between 28 and 30 November. A total of €5,644,869 was handed out to 11 new projects, divided into two strands: financial support for script and development, and financial support for production.
Five projects received support in the script-and-development strand, for a total amount of €202,900. The recipient of the highest sum was Kosmik Journey, a documentary set to be directed by Jan Kounen and produced by a_Bahn, which was granted €60,000. Other supported projects include the animated feature My Fairy Troublemaker and Me (€30,000), a Fabrique d’Images production to be directed by Caroline Origer and Florian Westermann, and three live-action features: Caroline Kox’s Die Liebhaberinnen (€52,900 - Amour Fou Luxembourg), Cyrus Neshvad’s Le Refuge (€30,000 - Syneco) and Jérôme Cornuau’s Complètement Cramé! (€30,000 – Bidibul Productions).
In the production strand, the total support reached €5,441,969. The recipients include a fiction series entitled 18, to be directed by Frédéric Goupil and Jan Peter (€1,940,000 - Iris Productions), the documentary 68 by Andy Bausch (€240,000 - Paul Thiltges Distributions) and another untitled doc project directed by Alexander Nanau (€200,000 – Samsa Film), besides three feature-length fiction projects: David Lambert’s Troisièmes Noces [+see also:
interview: David Lambert
film profile] (€1,201,969 – Bidibul Productions), Christian Frosch’s Murer [+see also:
film profile] (€840,000 – Paul Thiltges Distributions), and Salima Glamine and Dimitri Linder’s For a Happy Life (€1,020,000 - Tarantula Luxembourg).
The Film Fund Luxembourg’s selection committee includes Jean-Louis Scheffen (president), Guy Daleiden, Boyd van Hoeij, Karin Schockweiler, Rachel Schmid and Sébastien Tasch. For this last round of 2016, 20 projects were assessed, for a total of €11,796,882 in requested support.
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