Father and Son receive financing
by Vladan Petkovic
- Projects by Srdan Golubović and Ines Tanović have received funding from HAVC, and the Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbian director Srdan Golubović's new project, Father, and Bosnian filmmaker Ines Tanović's second feature project, Son, have received financial support from the film funds of Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Father, a majority Serbian co-production by Baš Čelik, last week received €100,000 from the Croatian Audiovisual Centre HAVC (the local co-producer is Propeler Film), and this week, it was granted another €20,000 from the Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the local company involved is SCCA/Pro.ba). Previously, the project got €240,000 from the Film Center Serbia, €150,000 from Germany's Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (the German co-producer being Neue Mediopolis) and €30,000 from Creative Europe's MEDIA programme.
With their partners from France (ASAP Films) and Slovenia (Vertigo), the team will apply for funding in their respective countries' competitions, and they are planning to start shooting in September 2017, according to producer Jelena Mitrović. Golubović's previous film, Circles [+see also:
interview: Nikola Rakocevic
interview: Srdan Golubovic
film profile], world-premiered at Sundance 2013, winning the Special Jury Prize, and went on to screen in the Berlinale Forum and numerous other festivals, winning, most notably, the Audience Award at Sarajevo.
Bosnian filmmaker Tanović's second feature-length project, Son, has just received €114,000 from the Bosnian Film Fund, and earlier got €30,000 from the MEDIA programme. At Sarajevo's CineLink co-production market in 2015, it received the €10,000 Macedonian Film Agency Award and post-production services from Synchro Film Vienna, worth €2,500, plus producer Alem Babić also won an EAVE scholarship. Tanović's first film, Our Everyday Life [+see also:
interview: Ines Tanović
film profile], world-premiered at Sarajevo in 2015, and went on to tour around 30 international festivals, receiving the Best Actor Award for Uliks Fehmiu at Vilnius. It was also Bosnia's Oscar submission.
Other notable winners in the Bosnian Film Fund's competition include 9034 by Danis Tanović (€102,000) and Srebrenica by Jasmila Žbanić (€232,000), as well as minority co-productions The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (€41,000) and Just Close Your Eyes (€20,000), the first feature film by Croatian director Jure Pavlović, whose Picnic won the European Film Award for Best Short Film in 2015.
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