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Rotterdam’s Cinemart takes 46 projects on board

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The CineMart co-production market, which will run January 28 January – 1 February as part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), has selected 46 independent film projects for its 2007 edition. The eclectic mix includes established filmmakers such as Kim Ki-Duk and Arnaud Desplechin, as well as relative newcomers and debut filmmakers, who all hope to find production partners at the IFFR.

Organisers received a staggering 520 projects for consideration, again showing that the first co-production market still remains one of the most important. The selection includes promising talents, including Fabienne Berthaud (Frankie [+see also:
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, France), Thomas Clay (The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael, UK; see interview) and Fien Troch (Someone Else's Happiness [+see also:
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, Belgium, see interview), as well as newcomers such as Jörgen Bergmark (Sweden), Nicolas Provost (Belgium) and Esther Rots (Netherlands).

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Tiger Award-nominated directors returning to Rotterdam in 2007 are Spain’s Isaki Lacuesta (2006’s The Legend of Time, see interview), Czech filmmaker Bohdan Sláma (Something Like Happiness [+see also:
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interview: Pavel Strnad
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, see Film Focus), and London-based Alexis Dos Santos of Rotterdam 2006 discovery Glue.

The CineMart also includes a new edition of the Rotterdam Lab, a four-day training workshop for young and emerging producers aimed at building up their international network and experience at an international festival and market.

Arte France Cinéma will award two CineMart Projects with €10,000 each, while The Prince Claus Fund Film Grant of €15,000 will be given to the best CineMart Project from a developing country.

CineMart is supported by the MEDIA Programme, the City Development Corporation (Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Rotterdam), the Dutch Ministry of Culture and the Dutch Film Fund.

The complete CineMart Selection 2007:

- 30 Something, Radu Muntean, Multi Media Est, Romania
- Black Oasis, Stephan Elliot, Hit & Run Productions, USA
- The Boy, Kim Jong-Kwan, MK Pictures, South-Korea
- Breath, Kim Ki-Duk, Cineclick Asia & Kim Ki-Duk Film, South-Korea
- Cassiopeia, Brent Stewart, O’Salvation Cine & Love Streams Agnès B. Productions, USA/France
- La Chinoise, Guo Xiaolu, Tigerlily Films, China / United Kingdom
- Country Teacher, Bohdan Sláma, Negativ Film Productions, Czech Republic/Germany/France
- Desencuentro, Pablo Trapero, Matanza Cine Srl, Argentina
- FilmeFobia, Kiko Goifman, Paleo TV & Plateau Procuções , Brazil / Germany
- Fragments of Grace, Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth, Bo Films, Belgium /The Netherlands/Germany
- French Doors, Steve Robert Ayson, Lake David, New Zealand
- El Futuro, Alicia Scherson, MC Films, Chile
- Un homme qui crie n’est pas un ours qui danse, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Pili Pili Films & Goi-Goi Productions, France/Chad
- The House of My Fathers, Ineke Smits, Volya Films, The Netherlands
- Huacho, Alejandro Almendras, FernandezFilm, Charivari Film, Chile/France/Germany
- I Cycled into the Arctic Circle, Matt Hulse, Tall Stories Ltd, United Kingdom
- Independencia, Raya Martin, Cinematografica Independiente en Filipinas, Philippines
- The Invader, Nicolas Provost, Versus Production, Belgium
- Involuntary, Ruben Östlund, Plattform Produktion, Sweden
- Lebanonm Samuel Maoz, Paralite Productions, Israel/Germany
- The Light, Aktan Arym Kubat, A.S.A.P. Films, Kyrgyzstan/France/Germany/Belgium
- Living Quietly, Tan Chui Mui, Unlimited Films, Malaysia/France
- Lost Persons Area, Caroline Strubbe, Minds Meet, Belgium/The Netherlands
- Myself: Sometimes, Kieran Galvin, All At Once, Australia
- Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast, Bruce Weber, Little Bear Films & Just Blue Films Inc., USA
- Nu Schreeuwt Ze, Esther Rots, Circe Films, The Netherlands
- Out of the Flames, Thomas Clay, Pull Back Camera Ltd, United Kingdom
- Pepperminta, Pipilotti Rist, Hugofilm Productions, Switzerland
- Les pieds nus sur les limaces, Fabienne Berthaud, Agat Films & Cie, France
- La proxima piel, Isaki Lacuesta, Sagrera TV S.A., Spain
- A Rational Solution, Jörgen Bergmark, Hepp Film AB, Sweden
- Reclusion Perpetua, Lav Diaz, Sine Olivia, Philippines
- Reliable Responsible, Andrew Bujalski, Reliable Responsible LLC, USA
- Salamandra, Pablo Agüero, Rizoma Films, Argentina/France
- La seguridad de los perros, Jorge Gaggero, Aquafilms, Argentina
- Serviam, Ruth Mader, Struggle Films, Austria
- Shanghai 20, David Verbeek, Motel Films/Les Petites Lumières, The Netherlands/China
- StoryofJen, François Rotger, Les films à un dollar, France/Canada
- Taro the Dumbass, Tatsushi Omori, Arato Film Inc, Japan
- This Earth of Mankind, Garin Nugroho, PT Elang Perkasa Film, Indonesia
- A Thousand Houses of Dream and Terror, Atiq Rahimi, CRM-114, Afghanistan/France
- Tromperie, Arnaud Desplechin, Everybody on Deck, France
- Unmade Beds, Alexis Dos Santos, The Bureau Film Company, United Kingdom
- The Unspoken, Fien Troch, Prime Time, Belgium
- You, My Joy, Sergei Loznitsa, MA.JA.DE Filmproduktion, Russia/Germany
- Het Zusje van Katia, Mijke de Jong, Keyman Film & Egmond Film & Television, The Netherlands

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