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New CNC grants

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A new round of financial support for distribution in French cinemas has been agreed by the National Film Centre - CNC. The Commission has chosen 6 films that will receive a total of €117,000. In addition, a further €390,000 will be given to 5 French-Canadian co-productions, as part of the agreement signed between the two countries in 1983, to forge and strengthen links with their two film industries.

Three feature length films will receive €25,000 to support their theatrical release: Variété française by Frédéric Videau (Shellac) 25 watts by Juan Rebella & Pablo Stoll (Heliotrope Films) and Attention danger travail by Pierre Carles (CP Productions). This last film will also receive a help for the printing of 5 copies.
Supernova by Pierre Vinour (Tecumseh Works) will be given €15,500 and Un jour de plus by Babak Payami (Solaris Distribution) is to receive €15,000 euro, while the sum of €12,000 goes to the film by Winfried Bonengel, Les enfants de la colère (K films).

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The French-Canadian co-productions that have been given grants by the CNC, under the direction of David Kessler, in collaboration with a special commission, are as follows: €100,000 goes to Clean by Olivier Assayas 52.22% of which is produced by France (Rectangle Productions), 24.7 % from Britain and 23.08% from Canada. There’s also funding of €100,000 being given to New France by Jean Beaudin, a majority Canadian co-production, which also features 31.6% involvement from Britain and 10% from France (Davis Films). €70,000 goes to Ordo di Laurence Ferreira Barbosa ( France - Gémini Films 68%, Portugal 20% and Canada 12%), while there’s €60,000 being given to each of the following co-productions Trop près du sol by Carole Laure ( Canada 66%, France 34% - Toloda) and Les Etats-Unis d'Albert (France 15% - K'ien productions, Switzerland 10%, Canada 75%).

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(Translated from French)

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