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Jonas Carpignano’s Immigrant Tale ‘Mediterranean’ Is an SFFS Post-Production Grant Winner!

Jonas Carpignano's Immigrant Tale 'Mediterranean' Is an SFFS Post-Production Grant Winner!

Congrats to a project we’ve been following for a couple of years, that has been selected as a winner of a post-production grant from the San Francisco Film Society in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

Jonas Carpignano has received $60,000 for post-production on his feature film debut “Mediterranea” (formerly known as “A Chjana”),
which follows a young Burkinabe man who leaves his native Burkina Faso
in search of a better life, making the perilous journey to Italy, only
to find he’s unprepared for the intolerance facing immigrants in that
country.

Past winners of SFFS/KRF grants include other familiar names and projects like Ryan Coogler and his debut feature “Fruitvale Stations;” as well as Benh Zeitlin’s debut,Beasts of the Southern Wild” – both big Sundance Film Festival winners.

So maybe equally significant successes may be waiting for Carpignano’s “Mediterranea.”

The completed film, as it completes post-production, is on my watchlist for a 2015/2016 premiere.

The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) announced the latest round of recipients of $300,000 in funding courtesy of the initiative.

The six team recipients of the SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants are:

“Dark Forest” – Elena Greenlee, writer-director.
$35,000 for screenwriting.

“God Bless The Child” – Robert Machoian, writer-co-director; Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, co-director; Robert Thomas, producer; Laura Heberton, producer.
$60,000 for post-production.

“Mediterranea” – Jonas Carpignano, writer-director – $60,000 for post-production.

“Skunk” – Annie Silverstein, writer/director – $35,000 for screenwriting

“Songs My Brother Taught Me” – Chloé Zhao, writer-director-producer.
$60,000 for post-production.

“Unexpected” – Kris Swanberg, writer-director.
$50,000 for post-production.

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