Magazine article Screen International

Previous LFF Winner among Norwegian Film Fund Grantees

Magazine article Screen International

Previous LFF Winner among Norwegian Film Fund Grantees

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Five projects selected in [Euro]217,000 funding round from Sørfond+.

Mehrdad Oskouei, previously an award winner at London Film Festival (LFF) for his doc Starless Dreams, has received [Euro]33,500 in the latest funding round from Norway’s Sørfond+ co-production fund.

His new documentary Revisited is a sequel to Starless Dreams [pictured], which won the Grierson Award for best documentary at LFF in 2016. The film returns to Iran to revisit five inmates of an under-18 prison for women.

The project is one of five receiving funding from Sørfond+, with grants totalling [Euro]217,000.

Also on the list is Sueño Florianópolis, an Argentina-Brazil co-production from Ana Katz that follows families vacationing to Florianópolis in Brazil. The film receives [Euro]33,500.

Receiving [Euro]50,000 is You Will Die At Twenty, an Egypt-Sudan co-production from Amjad Abu Alala that focuses on a man who has to choose between life or death in a society where extremism rules. …

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