Darrell James Roodt’s low budget drama Zimbabwe is among the 28 film projects in 18 countries which will receive financial contributions from the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) based in Rotterdam. The total amount of funding is 435,000 Euro.
Other film to receive funding include new films by acclaimed independent filmmakers
Wang Bing, Paz Encina, Bahman Ghobadi and Lisandro Alonso, as well as many projects by first time filmmakers. An expected twenty completed films supported by the HBF, will be selected for the upcoming 37th International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Along with CineMart, the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) is part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The 37th IFFR will take place 23 January – 3 February 3, 2008. Year-round news on IFFR, HBF and CineMart can be found on the festival website www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com.