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Country Focus: Luxembourg

Almost €9.5 million awarded in the latest round of Luxembourg funding

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Almost €9.5 million awarded in the latest round of Luxembourg funding

- Earlier this month, Film Fund Luxembourg announced the recipients of its latest round of funding. A total of €9,496,751 was handed out to three short films, five features and a transmedia project.

By far the biggest portion of production aid went to the new project by Luxembourg-based director Christophe Wagner, whose first fiction feature, the Luxembourgish-language thriller Blind Spot [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Christophe Wagner
film profile
]
, was a huge box-office hit, selling more tickets than The Amazing Spider-Man. His new project is called Eng nei Zäit (A New Time), and will be produced by Samsa Film and its Belgian partner Artémis Productions. They received a total of €2,608,660.

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The new project by Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael (Mr Nobody [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Jaco Van Dormael
interview: Jaco Van Dormael
film profile
]
, Toto the Hero
) is called Le tout nouveau testament (The Brand-new Testament). A co-production by Juliette Films, French company Après le Déluge and Belgian firm Terra Incognita, the title received €1.8 million.

Receiving just a smidgen less is Sunset Song [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Terence Davies
film profile
]
, the adaptation of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon novel by British auteur Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea [+see also:
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interview: Terence Davies
film profile
]
). It will be produced by Sunset Song Ltd and co-produced by Iris Productions, and was given €1,788,398.

A similar amount, €1,740,274, went to Tout, tout de suite (Everything, and Everything Now), a film that will be directed by French actor Richard Berry, and which will be co-produced by Bidibul, Legende and Nexus Factory.

The last feature project to receive backing is Le Chant des hommes [+see also:
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]
(The Song of Man) by directors Mary Jimenez and Bénédicte Liénard, which Tarantula will co-produce with its sister company in Belgium and with France-based JBA Productions. The project received €1.17 million.

The short-film recipients are directors Claude Kongs, Virgile Bage and Julie Schroell, who received amounts ranging from €120,000 to almost €150,000.

Lastly, director Beryl Koltz (Hot Hot Hot [+see also:
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]
) received €500,000 for her transmedia project Zoolook 2014, which a_BAHN and Camera Talk Productions are set produce. 

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