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CineMart reveals its selection for 2018 IFFR PRO


- The leading Dutch co-production market introduces a refocused 35th edition with particular attention paid to the 16 selected projects

CineMart reveals its selection for 2018 IFFR PRO
Director Hlynur Pálmason

With a slimmed down selection of just 16 projects chosen from 400 submissions, CineMart is gearing up for its 35th refocused edition, which is due to run from 28 to 31 January. Taking place during the IFFR PRO Days (27 January to 2 February), International Film Festival Rotterdam’s trademark co-production market aims to offer this year’s participants a more precise and tailor-made program, focusing on the improved visibility of their projects. An appointed mentor will guide the project teams through strategy and networking, while some of the discussions on their development will be made publicly available to CineMart guests through the new Spotlight event.

Most of the projects selected are European productions or co-productions, with budgets varying from €400,000 to €4 million, with all participants, bar one, making their debut at CineMart this year.

Some of the most anticipated projects are the sophomore features by Hlynur Pálmason, whose debut Winter Brothers [+see also:
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interview: Hlynur Pálmason
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has been a festival hit, winning at Locarno, CPH:PIX and Thessaloniki, the latest feature from Ricardo Silva, who also won at Locarno with his debut documentary Navajazo (2014), as well as features from the critics’ favourites Gastón Solnicki (Kékszakállú, 2016) and Kaweh Modiri (Bodkin Ras [+see also:
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, 2016) who received the FIPRESCI awards at Venice and Rotterdam respectively. A multi-award winner for his short films, French director Jean-Gabriel Périot will also present his second fiction feature following Summer Lights [+see also:
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(2016) and the Berlinale-premiered documentary A German Youth [+see also:
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Furthermore, Gurvinder Singh is due to present his third feature following The Fourth Direction [+see also:
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(2015), which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, and Johnny Ma is set to attend with his sophomore project, following his debut Old Stone (2016), which won awards in both Canada and abroad. Finally, American director Matt Porterfield, who attended CineMart in 2013 with Sollers Point [+see also:
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, will be returning to screen his latest film as part of the 2018 IFFR program.

Here is the complete selection of films for CineMart 2018:

Check Me in Another PlaceMatt Porterfield
Producers: Le Bureau (France), The Hamilton Film Group (USA)

Disco AfrikaLuck Razanajaona
Producers: We Film (France/Madagascar)

ElectrocuteGastón Solnicki
Producers: Rei Cine SRL (Argentina)

MedusaAnita Rocha da Silveira
Producers: Bananeira Filmes (Brazil), Ciné-Sud Promotion (France)

MitraKaweh Modiri
Producers: BALDR Film (Netherlands)

Mon légionnaireRachel Lang
Producers: Chevaldeuxtrois (France), Wrong Men (Belgium)

MoonbloodJesper Dalgaard
Producers: Beofilm (Denmark)

Nathan Won’t RideDean Loxton
Producers: Lions Den Films (United Kingdom)

Ô mon amourJean-Gabriel Périot
Producers: Local Films (France)

Qaim DeenGurvinder Singh
Producers: The Film Cafe (India)

SagresLovisa Sirén
Producers: [sic] film (Sweden)

SleepwalkRicardo Silva
Producers: Spécola (Mexico), Ryan Zacarias (USA)

To Live to SingJohnny Ma
Producers: Image X Productions (China)

WaterwolfAnn-Julie Vervaeke
Producers: Earlybirds Films (Belgium)

When My Life Was My LifeCarolina Markowicz
Producers: Superfilmes, Yourmama (Brazil), Ajimolido Films (Argentina)

A White, White DayHlynur Pálmason
Producers: Join Motion Pictures (Iceland), Snowglobe (Denmark)

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