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IFFR’s CineMart is all set for its 37th edition


- The leading Dutch co-production market will welcome 17 feature-film projects from around the globe and will introduce four VR ones

IFFR’s CineMart is all set for its 37th edition
Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude, whose upcoming project Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn will be presented at the 37th IFFR CineMart

A total of 17 new feature-film projects will be presented at the upcoming 37th edition of CineMart, which is due to run from 26-29 January. Taking place during the IFFR PRO Days (25-29 January), International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) world-renowned co-production market has invited projects from around the globe and will offer this year’s participants tailor-made one-to-one meetings as well as presentations that will be open to the industry guests.

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Regarding the selection, Marit van den Elshout, head of IFFR Pro, commented: “We are proud to present a fresh and exciting line-up of titles by both emerging and established filmmakers from a record number of nearly 400 submissions. We strongly believe in collaboration between co-production markets in helping filmmakers reach their project’s potential. We are therefore pleased to share the fact that, as part of a longstanding partnership, two of the selected projects will travel to the Berlinale Co-Production Market after attending CineMart. Another project will attend Trieste prior to CineMart as part of a new collaboration with When East Meets West (WEMW).”

Some of the most highly anticipated projects are acclaimed Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude’s upcoming feature, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn [+see also:
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(working title: Sleepwakers), which follows his latest, I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians” [+see also:
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, which proved to be a festival hit, winning the Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary two years ago. Dutch director David Verbeek (Full Contact [+see also:
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), who is extremely active at the moment, as he is about to wrap his latest feature, Dead & Beautiful [+see also:
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interview: David Verbeek
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, is presenting his upcoming project The Wolf, the Fox & the Leopard at CineMart. Also, three sophomore features will be included: This Is the Country by Irish director Mark Noonan (You’re Ugly Too [+see also:
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interview: Mark Noonan
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), Electric Sleep by Turkish writer-director Zeynep Dadak (The Blue Wave [+see also:
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) and Women Do Cry by Bulgarian directorial duo Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, whose fiction debut, Cat in the Wall [+see also:
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interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
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, premiered at Locarno last year. Their project will be presented at Trieste’s WEMW before CineMart (see the news). Finally, two debutants will be featured: Sweden’s Julia Thelin with The Patron, and Dutch cinematographer and documentarian Morgan Knibbe (Those Who Feel the Fire Burning), who will present his upcoming project The Garden of Earthly Delights.

Furthermore, in collaboration with VR Days, four virtual-reality projects will be presented at CineMart 2020, and nine projects will be included in the BoostNL programme, the joint effort between IFFR and the Nederlands Film Festival, all of which will be presented on 28 January.

Here is the complete selection of projects for CineMart 2020:

All We Imagine as Light - Payal Kapadia
Producers: Petit Chaos (France), Chalk and Cheese (India)

Celosos hombres blancos - Iván Granovsky
Producers: Frutacine (Argentina), O som e a fúria (Portugal)

Electric Sleep - Zeynep Dadak
Producers: Fenafilm (Turkey), unafilm (Germany)

Followers - Dornaz Hajiha
Producers: Chinese Shadows (Hong Kong), KinoKabul (Iran/Afghanistan)

The Garden of Earthly Delights - Morgan Knibbe
Producers: BALDR Film (Netherlands), Cinematografica (Philippines)

Infanta - Natalia Garagiola
Producer: Rei Cine (Argentina)

Jilah and the Man with Two Names - Yosep Anggi Noen
Producer: KawanKawan Media (Indonesia)

The Patron - Julia Thelin
Producer: Grand Slam Film (Sweden)

Princess - Karine Teles
Producers: Bubbles Project, Filmes de Plástico (Brazil)

A Shadow Creeps in Silver Trees - John Trengove
Producer: Urucu Media (South Africa)

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn [+see also:
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(working title: Sleepwalkers) - Radu Jude
Producer: microFILM (Romania)

Something You Said Last Night - Luis De Filippis
Producer: JA Productions (Canada)

This Is the Country - Mark Noonan
Producer: Feline Films (Ireland)

Who Is Sleeping on My Pillow - Zhu Xin
Producer: Midnight Blur Films (China)

The Wolf, the Fox & the Leopard - David Verbeek
Producer: Lemming Film (Netherlands)

Women Do Cry - Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Producer: Activist38 (Bulgaria)

The Young Arsonists - Sheila Pye
Producer: Borrowed Light Films (Canada)

IFFR Pro x VR Days 2020

Doubt - Matteo Lonardi
Producer: ReframeVR (Italy)

Floating With Spirits - Juanita Onzaga
Producer: Cassette for Timescapes (Belgium/Colombia/Mexico)

Odd & Ity - Ricardo Laganaro
Producer: ARVORE Immersive Experiences (Brazil)

Shock the Monkey - Blies Brothers
Producer: a_BAHN (Luxembourg/France)

BoostNL 2019/2020

The Dumped - Malu Janssen
Producer: IJswater Films (Netherlands)

Figures in the Urban Landscape - Ekaterina Selenkina (Russia)

From Guiné - Caroline Leone
Producer: Vulcana Cinema (Brazil)

The Great Orator - Daniël Ernst
Producer: Submarine Channel (Netherlands)

Groundswell - Daniel Bruce
Producer: New Amsterdam Film Company (Netherlands/South Africa)

The Idyll and Other Exotics - Aaron Rookus
Producer: Studio Ruba (Netherlands)

Rapture - Dominic Sangma
Producer: Anna Films (India/China)

The Station - Sara Ishaq
Producer: Screen Project (Yemen/Jordan)

Wild Gleaming Space - Mauro Colombo
Producer: Apertura Films (Panama)

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