Film Fund Luxembourg announces the beneficiaries of its latest round of funding
- The country’s film body has earmarked over €13 million for the support of 29 new audiovisual productions
Film Fund Luxembourg’s selection committee has announced the recipients of its latest round of funding. On this occasion, the public body has earmarked a total of €13,174,566 to be invested in 29 new productions.
In detail, €439,500 have been allotted to the development of 13 new projects. The beneficiaries of this slate of funding are Loïc Tanson’s Läif a seil (€30,000, produced by Samsa Film), Eric Lamhène and Rae Lyn Lee’s Mir géint d'Welt (€30,000, produced by Samsa Film), Yuki Kawamura’s Ama (€30,000, produced by Les Films Fauves), Eileen Byrne’s Marianengraben (€30,000, produced by Samsa Film), and Sarah Hirtt’s Cyclopes (€30,000, produced by Samsa Film) in the fiction features category, while Thierry Schiel’s Quantrics (€30,000, produced by Iris Productions) and Lena Junker’s Mirabelle (€30,000, produced by Doghouse Films) are the two animated flicks in receipt of support. Development funding was also allocated to one live-action series – namely, Fred Castadot, Maud Carpentier and Christophe Beaujean’s Ghost Society (€30,000, a Wild Fang Films production), alongside four feature-length documentaries. These are Claude Lahr’s Le Cas Norbert Jacques (€60,000, produced by Iris Productions), Christophe Alalof’s Hoyningen (€30,000, staged by Louvigny Media), Grégory Goethals’ Grand-duc Henri (€19,500, again produced by Louvigny Media) and Alain Tshinza’s Boxing Stories (€60,000, a Wady Films production). The list of beneficiaries is rounded off by Clément Deneux’s Missing Pictures, a VR work produced by Wild Fang Films (€30,000).
Meanwhile, a total of €12,735,066 is set to be invested in production bursaries for one live-action series, eight fiction features, one documentary feature, one animated short, one animated documentary series, one animated fiction series, two animated features and one feature-length VR work. The live-action series, Christophe Wagner’s Capitani 2 (produced by Samsa Film and undisclosed Belgian partners) will benefit from a grant of €1.3 million. Next, the eight fiction features backed by the committee are Saskia Diesing’s Lost Transport (€1,159,600, staged by Amour Fou Luxembourg and Dutch and German partners), Alexander “Sander” Burger’s Totem (€1,069,110, produced by Tarantula Luxembourg and Dutch partners), Slobodan Maksimović’s The Beanie (€511,147, staged by Wady Films in co-production with Slovenia and Croatia), Marie Kreutzer’s Corsage (€1.5 million, co-produced by Samsa Film with Austrian, German and French partners), Laura Mora’s Les rois du monde (€200,000, staged by Iris Productions with Colombian and French producers), Milko Lazarov’s The Herd (€200,000, produced by Amour Fou Luxembourg and Bulgarian, German and French firms), Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s Birthmark (€200,000, staged by Les Films Fauves in co-production with India, Denmark and Norway) and Nathan Lotfy’s Bouazizi (€200,000, a Tarantula Luxembourg presentation in co-production with France). Moreover, the two animated features are Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli’s Les contes du Herisson (€1,440,000, produced by Doghouse Films and French partners), and Zaven Najjar’s Allah n’est pas obligé (€1,500,000, staged by Paul Thiltges Distributions with French and Belgian outfits). Finally, the other recipients are Fabrizio Maltese’s documentary feature I fiori persi (€129,979, a Joli Rideau Media presentation), Bertrand Mandico’s feature-length VR work Conan, la barbare (€1,150,000, produced by Les Films Fauves and French partners), Olivier Derynck’s animated fiction series Le petit prince et ses amis (€1,265,230, produced by Bidibul Productions and French partners), Laura Nix, Nada Ryiad and Kim Longinotto’s animated documentary series Draw for Change (€790,000, produced by a_BAHN in co-operation with Belgian, French and Dutch firms), and Aurélien Pira’s animated short L’Ogre (€120,000, staged by Zeilt Productions).
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