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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Luxembourg

Film Fund Luxembourg announces the recipients of its latest round of funding

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- The country’s audiovisual agency has earmarked almost €10 million in development and production grants

Film Fund Luxembourg announces the recipients of its latest round of funding
Director Joachim Lafosse, who has received a €1.2 million production grant for his drama Les Intranquilles

The Film Fund Luxembourg, the country’s main audiovisual agency, has announced the beneficiaries of its latest slate of funding. On this occasion, the body has earmarked €9,999,579 in production and development grants, and confirmed it is backing 19 projects out of a total of 32.

In detail, the organisation awarded €477,500 in development grants. The nine selected projects are Bernard Michaux and Remy Solomon’s TV series Cult (€87,500, staged by Samsa Film and Canadian partners), Laura Schroeder’s fiction feature Maret (€30,000, produced by Red Lion), Loïc Tanson’s documentary feature 208 (€30,000, produced by Samsa Film), Adolf El Assal’s fiction feature Hooped (€60,000, a Wady Films production), Robin McNicholas’ VR project Sweet Dreams (€60,000, co-produced by a_BAHN and British partners), Eileen Byrne’s fiction feature Bille & Zotel (€60,000, produced by Paul Thiltges Distributions and German partners), Kevin MacNeil’s animated flick The Secret Realm (€60,000, produced by Fabrique d’Images and British partners), Enzo D’Alò’s new endeavour Ollmill City Football Games (€30,000, an animated series staged by Paul Thiltges Distributions and Italian producers) and Rony Hotin’s animated flick Sidi Kaba (€60,000, produced by Paul Thiltges Distributions and French partners).

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In total, €9,522,079 in production grants were earmarked for ten projects. The recipients of these bursaries are Cyrus Neshvad’s short La valise rouge (€120,000, staged by Cynefilms), Gintaré Parulyte’s short And He Said Yes! (€120,000, a Red Lion production), Anastasia Pierucci’s short Mazes (€120,000, produced by Samsa Film), Joachim Lafosse’s drama Les Intranquilles (€1,200,000, also produced by Samsa Film in co-operation with French and Belgian firms), Nicolas Steil’s dramedy L’enfant caché (€3,100,000, produced by Iris Productions and Belgian partners), Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo’s transmedia documentary series Certains d’entre nous (€346,000, produced by a_BAHN in co-operation with French and Belgian outfits), Philippe Van Leeuw’s drama The Wall (€771,472, staged by Les Films Fauves and Danish, Belgian and French producers), François Pirot’s dramedy La vie dans les bois (€887,000, staged by Tarantula Luxembourg and other Swiss, Belgian and French firms), Ari Folman’s animated flick Where Is Anne Frank (€1,700,000, co-produced by Samsa Films and Belgian, Israeli, French and Dutch outfits), and Myriam Tonelotto and Jean Huot’s docu-fiction project Luxembourg: année zéro (€1,157,607, a Skill Lab production).

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