Magazine article Screen International

IFFR: Radu Jude, Ciro Guerra among CineMart 2016 Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

IFFR: Radu Jude, Ciro Guerra among CineMart 2016 Line-Up

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International Film Festival Rotterdam's (IFFR) co-production market CineMart (Jan 31-Feb 3) has revealed its line-up for the upcoming 2016 edition.

The line-up includes new works from filmmakers from the Netherlands, Australia, China, Brazil, the UK, Lebanon, France and the US. The selection also includes two Art:Film projects.

Filmmakers selected this year include Romania's Radu Jude, whose Aferim! won the Silver Bear at the 2015 Berlinale and will present his new feature project, Is This What You Were Born For?.

Director Guido van Driel from the Netherlands, whose debut feature film Resurrection of a Bastard was the opening film of IFFR in 2013, will present his new project Bloody Marie.

Colombian director Ciro Guerra, whose third feature Embrace of the Serpent won the Art Cinema Award in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes 2015, will attend with his next feature, Birds of Passage.

Selected titles qualify for three awards:

* Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of euro20,000;

* Arte International Prize of euro7,000;

* Wouter Barendrecht Award of euro5,000.

Two of the selected titles, Over the City (Emir Baigazin) and Sick, Sick, Sick (Alice Furtado) both received Script and Project Development support from IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund.

Three filmmakers whose projects have been selected for CineMart have previously won Hivos Tiger Awards and are returning to Rotterdam with new projects: The Announcement (Mahmut Fazil Coskun, winner Hivos Tiger Award 2009 with Wrong Rosary); Vikings (Daniel Hoesl, winner 2013 Hivos Tiger Award with Soldate Jeannette); and Wild Princess (Ester Martin Bergsmark, winner 2014 Hivos Tiger Award with Something Must Break).

Speaking about this year's selection, Marit van den Elshout, IFFR head of industry and CineMart, said: "We could not be more excited about this year's CineMart line-up, featuring some outstanding projects - great discoveries with high potential.

"The selection includes no less than five debut feature films, ready for the international market and to be attached to financiers.

"We are looking forward to another great edition of CineMart, supporting the future of storytelling by nurturing the work of all these great filmmakers, both emerging and established."


The Announcement - Mahmut Fazil Coskun - Turkey/Bulgaria - Filmotto Production/The Chouchkov Brothers

Berlin Alexanderplatz - Burhan Qurbani - Germany - Sommerhaus Filmproduktion GmbH

Birds of Passage - Ciro Guerra - Colombia - Ciudad Lunar/Blond Indian Films

Bloody Marie - Guido van Driel - the Netherlands/Germany - Family Affair Films/Schiwago Film GmbH

Bootlegger - Caroline Monnet - Canada - Microclimat Films

Dark Room - Itamar Alcalay - Israel - Lama Films

The Devil Outside - Andrew Hulme - UK - Ipso Facto Productions

Is this What You Were Born For? …

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