Il Vienna Film Fund annuncia il suo ultimo round di finanziamenti per il 2018
- Il fondo austriaco ha rivelato l'identità dei beneficiari delle sue ultime sovvenzioni in produzione e sviluppo di quest'anno
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At its final jury meeting of 2018, the Vienna Film Fund allocated €2.28 million for the production of eight feature films, and €56,500 for the project development of one fiction and one documentary production.
The biggest chunk of production funding (€600,000) goes to Dieter Berner’s historical biopic Alma and Oscar, about the love affair between two important Viennese cultural figures – Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler, the latter played by Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread). This is Berner’s second take on Austrian painters after Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden [+leggi anche:
scheda film]. Penned by Hilde Berger and Dieter Berner, the film is being produced by Novotny & Novotny, and co-produced by Wüste Film. The second-largest subsidy (€565,000) has been granted to The Teacher by Arman T Riahi, whose comedy The Migrumpies [+leggi anche:
scheda film] was a huge theatrical success last year. The story centres on teacher Hannes Fuchs, who re-discovers his own creativity while working at an educational centre for juvenile delinquents alongside an unconventional female colleague.
The horror-drama Die Gespaltene Zunge by Peter Brunner (who is also behind the script), about a God-fearing mother (Meret Becker) and her simple-minded son (Franz Rogowsky), whose secluded life in the Alps runs into turmoil when their land becomes part of a tourist area, received €350,000 in funding. The movie is being produced by Ulrich Seidl Films. The last of the selected features is The Big Egg-Theft, a sequel to Rabbit School - Guardians of the Golden Egg [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by award-winning animation studio Arx Anima, which secured €300,000 in funding. Co-produced by Akkord Film, the tale of the brand-new adventures of Easter Bunny Max and his friends will be directed by Ute von Münchow-Pohl, from a script by Katja Grübel and Dagmar Rehbinder.
Furthermore, four documentaries were selected: Katharina Mückstein’s Feminism WTF (La Banda and Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film); Friedrich Moser’s Òrain – Beethovens Keltische Stimme, about the titular composer’s “Scottish Songs” (Blue and Green Communication and Media Co-op); Jan Meurer’s An Impossible Project – The Revenge of Analog, about a Viennese biologist who saved the last remaining Polaroid factory ten years ago (Mischief Films); and Constantin Wulff’s Public Value, which tackles the work of the Chamber of Labour in Vienna and the challenges it faces (Navigator Film).
Funding for project development went to A Girl and the Gun (Wega Film) by Marie Kreutzer, Johanna Moder and Mirjam Unger, and to Philipp Jedicke’s documentary Vienna Calling – Let’s Get Räudig (Amour Fou and Fruitmarket), about the key figures in the Viennese pop scene.
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