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Rotterdam’s CineMart Selects 33 Projects for 2011

Rotterdam's CineMart Selects 33 Projects for 2011

CineMart, the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s (IFFR) co-production market has made their picks for the crop of projects that will be presented to over 800 possible co-financiers from January 30 – February 2, 2011 in Rotterdam. The 33 selected projects were waded from 434 submitted entries, and include projects from renowned filmmakers such as Jan Švankmajer, Carlos Reygadas, Alex van Warmerdam, Andrei Zvyagintsev and Sergei Loznitza, as well as feature film debuts, films by competition filmmakers from preceding IFFR editions, and films that received Hubert Bals Fund contributions.

“It’s always an interesting challenge to create a balanced selection that combines new work from established directors with first features by new talent from such a large number of often striking entries,” said CineMart manager Marit van den Elshout in a statement. “This year, we are very pleased to present a large number of second and third film projects from ascendant filmmakers.
We aim for geographical spread and a good balance between makers, artistic content, financial situation and whether a project can actually find partners in Rotterdam. It has become a very diverse mix of projects featuring idiosyncratic filmmakers from over 25 different countries and I expect them to generate a great deal of interest.”

The full CineMart Selection 2011, alphabetised by title:

1) “Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim,” by Ibrahim El Batout, production companies: Ein Shams Films, Arizona Films (Egypt/France)
2) “Blutsbrüder,” by Ann-Kristin Reyels, production company: unafilm e. K. (Germany)
3) “Bull Down!,” by Gabriel Mascaro, production companies: Desvia, Símio Filmes, Malbicho Films (Brazil/Uruguay)
4) “Camiel Borgman,” by Alex van Warmerdam, production company: Graniet Film (Netherlands)
5) “Cinquième saison,” La, by Peter Brosens/Jessica Woodworth, production companies: Bo Films, Entre Chien et Loup, Molenwiek Film (Belgium /Netherlands)
6) “The Cyclops,” by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää, production company: Kinotar Oy (Finland)
7) “The Daddy,” by Andrei Zvyagintsev, production company: Non-Stop Production (Russia)
8) “The Feast,” by Ed Gass-Donnelly, production companies: 3 Legged Dog Films, Resolute Films & Entertainment (Canada)
9) “Hmyz” (Insects), by Jan Švankmajer, production companies: Athanor Film Production Company Llc., C-GA film Ltd. (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
10) “In the Fog,” by Sergei Loznitza, production companies: Ma.Ja.De Fiction, Salvador-D (Germany/Russia/Netherlands)
11) “El Instructor,” by Santiago Otheguy, production companies: Devenir Cine, Donna films (Argentina, France)
12) “K.R.E.V?!,” by Marietta von Hauswolff von Baumgarten, production companies: Hepp Film AB, Kamoli Films (Sweden/Denmark)
13) “Karma Police,” by Visra Vichit-Vadakan, production company: Hidden Rooster Films (Thailand)
14) “Kid,” by Fien Troch, production company: Prime Time (Belgium)
15) “King of Cats,” by Daniel Cockburn, production companies: Scythia Films, zeroFunction Productions (Canada)
16) “Lasting Moments,” by Jacek Borcuch, production companies: Manana, Pandora Filmproduktion (Poland/Germany)
17) “Loud,” by Aneta Lesnikovska, production companies: AKA Film-Makedonija, Family Affair Films (Macedonia/Netherlands)
18) “The Mechanicals,” by Leon Ford, production company: Green Park Pictures (Australia)
19) “Metafysica,” by Esther Rots, production companies: Rots Filmwerk BV, Circe Films BV (Netherlands)
20) “A Midnight Supper,” by Shalimar Preuss, production company: Ecce Films (France)
21) “The Night of Thousand Hours,” by Virgil Widrich, production companies: Minotaurus Film, Amour Fou Filmproduktion, La Parti Production (Luxembourg/Austria/Belgium)
22) “Overnight,” by Joke Liberge, production companies: Keren Cogan Productions, Phanta Vision Film International, Minds Meet (Netherlands/Belgium)
23) “Post tenebras lux,” by Carlos Reygadas, production companies: No Dream Cinema, Mantarraya Producciones (Mexico)
24) “Providence,” by Yaelle Kayam, production company: July August Productions (Israel)
25) “The Sky Above Us,” by Marinus Groothof, production companies: LEV Pictures, Art & Popcorn, Unafilm e.K. (Netherlands, Serbia,Germany)
26) “A Spell to Ward off the Darkness,” by Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, production companies: Vitakuben, Rouge International (Germany/France)
27) “Suriya,” by Wisit Sasanatieng, production company: Trois Film Co. Ltd. (Thailand)
28) “Touch Me Not,” by Adina Pintilie, production companies: Manekino Film, Atopic/Third Home France, 4 Proof Film (Romania/France)
29) “Tree Shade,” by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio, production companies: Mantarraya Producciones, Xcalakarma (Mexico)
30) “Under Electric Clouds,” by Alexey German, Jr., production company: Metrafilms (Russia/Ukraine)
31) “Underground Fragrance,” by Song Pengfei, production company: House on Fire (Taiwan/France)
32) “We Are Dead,” by Tobias Nölle, production company: Hugofilm productions gmbh (Switzerland)
33) “Wellengang,” by Hugo Vieira da Silva, Heidi Wilm, production company: Prisma Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Austria)

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