Development to nine projects

New projects supported by Göteborg International Film Festival Fund

Since ten years the Göteborg International Film Festival works in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA, with a fund that supports film makers living and working in countries in transition. Göteborg International Film Festival Fund has, since 1998, contributed with support to more than 60 film productions in more than 25 countries all over the world as well as work shops, training and education.

The projects supported were chosen among the 130 applications submitted for development support 2008.

The nine projects receiving SEK 100 000 each are:

Blood Feud (Albania) by Joshua Marston

The Bright Way (Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan) by Marut Sarulu

La Grotte Sacrée (Cameroon) by Cyrille Masso

Natch (Uganda) by Donald Mugisha

Q-ing (Zimbabwe) by Tsisi Dangarembga

Restaurant Bakhmaro and Those Who Work There (Georgia) by Salome Jashi

Southern Wind (Paraguay) by Paz Encina

We Have to Leave Bamako (Mali) by Aďssa Maďga

Why did Mc Donald's Broke? (Bolivia) by Fernando Martinez

In October and November GIFFF representatives participated in jurys at Cinergia in San José, Costa Rica and Atéliers de projets at Carthage International Film Festival in Tunisia. At Cinergia, a fund for development of film from Central America and the Caribbean, development support was given to the films (Guatemala) by Alejo Crisóstomo and El Acompańante (Cuba) by Pavel Giroud. At the Atéliers de projets, a work shop for script pitching, the jury,with president Marco Müller, gave the GIFFF award to the film Dakar, en attendent la pluie (Senegal) by Massaër Dieng and Marc Picavez.

Next deadline is March 1 2009, when submission is open for post production support.

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