Indian filmmaker among eleven receiving Hubert Bals Fund for script development

NEW DELHI: Filmmaker Bikas Ranjan Mishra has beenselected to receive the Hubert Bals Fund for script development from the International Film Festival Rotterdam for his film Wild Fire.

The Fund selected 11 projects from nine countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Wild Fire was also selected for Cinemart, the international co-production market of the Festival in January this year.

A selection of film projects supported by the HBF will also participate in Boost!, the coaching trajectory of the HBF, CineMart and Rotterdam Lab, in cooperation with Binger FilmLab.


Three new partners will join the initiative this year, including the National Film Development Corporation of India. The others are Fundacion TyPA in Argentina and the Durban FilmMart in South Africa.

Supported by MEDIA Mundus, every year five HBF-supported filmmakers are given the possibility to further develop their scripts at Binger Filmlab. Additionally these projects participate in co-production markets and workshops in India, Argentina or South Africa, after which they take part in CineMart or Rotterdam Lab during IFFR 2014. The selection of Boost! 2013 will be announced soon.

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