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BERLIN 2018 Funding

CineRegio members backed 39 films at Berlinale

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- BERLIN 2018: On the occasion of the festival, the network of regional film funds highlights commitment to kids and green film production

CineRegio members backed 39 films at Berlinale
Los Bando by Christian Lo

As the 45 regional film funds that comprise the CineRegio network meet for their usual plenary session at Landesvertretung Thüringen during the Berlinale to exchange learning and inspiration, the impact of their work is evident in the 39 films selected for the 68th Berlinale. At the session, CineRegio has also welcomed two new members: Andalusia Film Fund and Lodz Film Fund, bringing the network of regional film funds up to 45 members from 12 European Union member states in addition to Norway and Switzerland.

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The films include 7 co-productions targeted at kids reflecting CineRegio's commitment to next generation audiences: Cobain [+see also:
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interview: Nanouk Leopold
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by Nanouk Leopold (Flanders Audiovisual Fund), Fortuna [+see also:
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by Germinal Roaux (Cinéforom), Denmark [+see also:
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by Kasper Rune Larsen (West Danish Film Fund), My Giraffe [+see also:
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by Barbara Bredero (Flanders Audiovisual Fund + Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein), Los Bando [+see also:
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interview: Christian Lo
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by Christian Lo (Filminvest + Filmfond Nord + FilmCamp), Gordon & Paddy [+see also:
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by Linda Hambäck (Film i Väst) and Ceres [+see also:
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by Janet van den Brand (Flanders Audiovisual Fund).

CineRegio General Secretary Charlotte Appelgren said: "Films supported by CineRegio are evident right across Berlinale from Los Bando in Generation to Golden Bear contender Daughter of Mine [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laura Bispuri
film profile
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 by Laura Bispuri, each being supported by 3 CineRegio members. And with the high percentage of kids films funded by CineRegio members in Generation it's clear to see the future is bright with this European network (43% of the European films in Generation 14plus and 50% of European films in Generation Kplus). Indeed the members of CineRegio stand for an essential part of film funding in Europe, and a critical protector of cultural diversity."

CineRegio's green credentials are also on display. Sardegna Film Foundation CEO and CineRegio board member Nevina Satta, said: "Not only is Daughter of Mine set in Sardinia and is a film we are very proud of having supported with the regional fund - it was also sustainably produced: six weeks entirely shot in the island respecting the Sardegna Green Set Protocol, choosing locally produced foods, lodging cast and crew in the village of Cabras and involving the community in every phase of the storytelling process including the recycling strategy of sets. Indeed the film sector can go green! Sustainable initiatives in the creative industries are a new area for many in Europe, even if the help producers save money andmake the sets more efficient. Hence, it is essential that best practices and tools are developed, shared and promoted”.

The Berlinale films supported by CineRegio members are present in every section of the festival (Competition, Out of Competition, Berlinale Special, Panorama, Panorama Dokumente, Forum, Forum Expanded, Generation 14plus and Generation 14plus - short films, and Generation Kplus and Generation Kplus - short films).

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