HFM wraps in Utrecht
by Boyd van Hoeij
- The Holland Film Meeting ended this weekend in the Netherlands, with local project A Shining Flaw taking home the Emerging Talent Prize
The Holland Film Meeting (HFM) Co-Production Platform ended on Saturday evening with the awards ceremony in Utrecht, the central city that is playing host to the Netherlands Film Festival that the HFM is a part of.
The HFM Co-Pro Platform brought 21 in-development projects from 15 different countries together with potential co-producers for a couple of days of meetings and networking opportunities. They were chosen from over 80 submissions.
The winner of the Cam-a-lot & Filmmore Cinema Emerging Talent Prize for the Best Project was the Dutch project A Shining Flaw, which was written by Dutch novelist Arthur Japin and is based on his own book, and will be directed by photographer Erwin Olaf. To be produced by Judith Hees and Maarten Swart from Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, the film tells the story of Lucia, the first love of Casanova.
Other winners include the Bulgarian project I Want to Be Like You [+see also:
film profile], directed by Konstantin Bojanov, which won the WarnierPosta Prize, and Gameover, by Ukrainian director Olena Fetisova, which won the Inciteable-Development Award.
Dust Cloth [+see also:
interview: Ahu Öztürk
film profile] by director Ahu Öztürk went home with the Filmmore HFM Work-in-Progress Prize in combination with the HFM Coaching Prize, while the Haghefilm International Post-Production Prize went to Paradise Trips by Flemish director Raf Reyntjens.
The Netherlands Film Festival will continue until 3 October.