Susan Weeks Coulter, GFI Founder and Board Chair, is in Cannes and available to meet with filmmakers, producers and sales agents regarding projects in development, and films seeking distribution and/or production funding.
The Global Film Initiative is a leading distributor and funder of films from Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, including:
MISS LOVELY (dir. Ashim Ahluwalia, India). Un Certain Regard. ISA: Fortissimo. Screening May 24 and May 25.
FAT, BALD, SHORT MAN/GORDO, CALVO Y BAJITO (dir. Carlos Osuna, Colombia). There is no International Sales Agent. This film which I first saw as a work in progress in San Sebastian tells a wonderful emotionally fulfilling story of a fat, bald, short man using the simplest animated drawings. Whoever sees it loves it as you can see from its very long list of showcases:
2008. Selected for Cinéma in Développement a branch of Cinéma en Construction an initiative promoted by San Sebastián Film Festival and the Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine de Toulouse.
BEAUTY/SKOONHEID (dir. Oliver Hermanus, South Africa), Premiered Cannes FF 2011 Un Certain Regard. ISA: MK2.
GREY MATTER/ MATIÈRE GRISE (dir. Kivu Ruhorahoza, Rwanda) has played in the Tribeca Film Festival 2012 (Special Jury Mention Best Actor), Rio,Warsaw, Rotterdam, Durban, Dubai, Melbourne International Film Festival 2012
THE BODA BODA THIEVES (dir. Donald Mugisha, Uganda).
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FESTIVALS & AWARDS: GFI Grantee MISS LOVELY Selected for Un Certain Regard