· € 16,800 ($22,000) offered by Cinemage/Groupe Image (Paris) for digital colour correction, corresponding to 7 working days (56 hours, technician included);· € 15,000 ($19,500) offered by Mactari Mixing Auditorium for the sound mixing;· € 10,000 ($13,000) for post-production costs to be carried out in France, offered by CNC – Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (Paris);· A 35mm print (without subtitles) or the participation in the production costs of a DCP, offered by the Festival International de Film d’Amiens;· A 35mm print (without subtitles) or the participation in the production costs of a DCP, offered by the Festival International de Film de Fribourg;· € 6,000 ($7,700) for the production of the DCP master and the French subtitles, offered by Titra TVS (Paris).
2 – Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania’s Le Challatt de Tunis (Challatt of Tunis). Said to be based on a true story, Le Challatt de Tunis takes place in the summer of 2003, when a man on a motorcycle, carrying a razor blade rode through the streets of Tunis on a mission: to slash the butts of women he came across on the city’s streets, whom he felt weren’t dressed appropriately. Yes, you read that correctly. They called him Le Challat, which is most likely a bastardization of the word Gillette – the famous razor brand. At that time, with the threat of Le Challat hanging over them, Tunisian women started to change the way they dressed: no more tight jeans, or mini short skirts, etc. From one neighborhood to the next, rumors about the mysterious man started to spread. Some said he was a religious nut, others said he was the member of an inactive cell of Al-Qaida intent on punishing women whom he felt openly mocked its ideology. People also said that Le Challat was on some kind of a revenge mission, because his own wife, cheated on him. He was on everyone’s lips and minds, but no-one had ever seen this man face-to-face. Years later, director Ben Hania took up the challenge of investigate the legend of Le Challatt on film, in Le Challatt de Tunis.
3 – And finally, from Madagascar comes director Lova Nantenaina’s documentary, Avec Presque Rien… (With almost nothing…). The film is a portrait of the many Malagasy people, who, through ingenuity and resourcefulness, are surviving despite economic hardship – hardships mostly ignored by the local and international press. Director Nantenaina’s stated goal with the film is to insert the viewer directly into the lives of the people she documents on camera, to highlight their efforts to adapt to economic crises without end.