The Hubert Bals Fund, the Dutch funder run by International Film Festival Rotterdam, has unveiled its latest round of decisions. A joint initiative by the Netherlands Film Fund and Hubert Bals has granted €50,000 apiece to two films: Lucrecia Martel’s Chocobar, and Gabriel Mascaro’s Centre Of The Earth. Hbf has also selected twelve film projects from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe for their Script and Project Development Scheme, to receive grants with a combined total of €108,000. The full list of backed projects can be accessed here.
Stockholm Ff Winners
This year’s Stockholm International Film Festival has unveiled its award winners, with Berlin Alexanderplatz taking Best Film and Identifying Features director Fernanda Valadez scooping Best Director and Best Debut. Valadez’s pic recently also won the top prize at Thessaloniki film fest, adding to its World Cinema Dramatic Special award from Sundance back in January.