Film Fund Luxembourg distributes almost €7.5 million
by Vitor Pinto
- The projects being supported by the Fund include Providence by Christophe Wagner, which is based on the book Katiba by Jean-Christophe Rufin
Film Fund Luxembourg has announced the beneficiaries of its new round of funding: 13 projects (out of the 21 which applied) have received €7,383,120 in total.
€230,000 has been awarded to four fictional films, one documentary and one animated series to support writing and development.
Providence, the new film by Luxembourgish director Christophe Wagner, which is based on the book Katiba by Jean-Christophe Rufin, was written by screenwriter Stéphane Cabel, and is being produced by Samsa Film, has received €120,000. It will be the first film that Wagner directs in French.
Sawah by Adolf El Assal, written by Dennis Foon and Sirvan Marogy and produced by Wady Films, has been awarded €30,000 whilst Se suicider tue by Geneviève Mersch (Deal Productions) and Kommunioun by Jacques Molitor (Les Films Fauves) have been given €10,000 apiece.
Documentary Luxembourg: Année Zéro by Dennis Foon and Sirvan Marogy, which is being produced by Skilllab, has been awarded € 30,000, as has animated series Millie (La Fabrique d’Images).
Under the selective aid for production line, a total of €7,153,120 has been allocated. A number of fictional projects are among the beneficiaries, starting with Never Grow Old by Irish director Ivan Kavanagh, worth €6 million to Iris Productions. Zero Impunity, produced by A-Bahn and directed by Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies, has been given two injections of funding: one in its capacity as a feature film/documentary/animated film (€925,000), and one in its capacity as a transmedia project (€150,000).
Other animated projects have also been allocated funds: Les hirondelles de Kaboul by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec (for which €1.7 million will be paid to production company Mélusine Productions); Pachamama by Juan Antin, produced by Doghouse Films (€1.1 million), and animated series Petit Ours Brun by La Fabrique d’Images (€1.3 million).
Last but not least, the Luxembourgish audiovisual aid selection committee has decided to support animated short film Portraitistes by Cyrus Neshvad (Syneco) and And Then You by Kim Schneider (Amour Fou), which have received €150,000 and €118,000 respectively.
The next meeting of the committee will be at the end of September.
(Translated from Spanish)