Kosovo Cinematography Center splits €700,000 among eight projects
by Vladan Petkovic
- Grants include two minority co-productions and three projects in development
The Kosovo Cinematography Center (KCC) has announced the film projects it will fund in 2014. Two of these are Kosovan productions, one is a majority co-production and two are minority co-productions, and in addition, support will be given for three projects in development. The full amount to be awarded is €700,000, and exact details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Other projects to be funded include seven shorts, four documentaries and one animation.
Furthermore, the KCC announced that the film it financed in one of its previous sessions, Bota [+see also:
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Meanwhile, the shoot for another Kosovan film, The Father by Visar Morina, a co-production by Kosovo, Germany and Macedonia, has just wrapped. With a budget of €1.8 million, The Father is the most expensive film supported by the KCC so far.
FULL LIST OF SUPPORTED FILMS:
The Field of Black Birds – writer/director: Arzana Kraja; producer: Besnik Krapi; production company: Circle Production (Kosovo)
Home Sweet Home – director: Faton Bajraktaraj; writer: Zymber Kelmendi; producer: Trim Musliu; Cine Production (Kosovo)
Distant Angels – writer/director: Gjergj Xhuvani; producers: Fatmir Spahiu, Dritan Huqi; BUKA, ONFILM Production (Kosovo-Albania-Italy)
Y-Elephant – writer/director: Nonny Geften; producers: Ita Itamir, Blerta Basholli; Laila Films Ltd, Industria Film (Israel-Kosovo-France-Germany-Holland)
September [+see also:
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PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT:
The House – writer/director: Lëndita Zeqiraj; producer: Bujar Kabashi; N'ART (Kosovo)
The Flying Circus – writer/director: Fatos Berisha; producers: Vjosa Berisha, Maida Pilat; B2 - PR & Media Solutions, MP Film Production (Kosovo)
The Carousel – writer/director: Ilirjan Himaj; producer: Agron Shala; DAT FILM (Kosovo)