The NFF + IBF Co-Production Scheme is supporting two documentary projects this year with €50,000 each: The Fabulous Gold Harvesting Machine by Alfredo Pourailly and The Nights Still Smell of Gunpowder by Inadelso Cossa.
Now in its third year, the collaboration between the two film funds supports international co-productions previously supported by the IBF that have a minority Dutch co-producer on board. Supported projects, which in past years included Smog Town (dir. Meng Han), Me, a Knife and a Lighter (dir. Olga Zhurba), The Golden Thread (dir. Nishtha Jain), and Pandora’s Box (dir. Zhao Liang), eventually go on to be released in the Netherlands, either theatrically or otherwise.
The Fabulous Gold Harvesting Machine
Directed by Alfredo Pourailly, produced by Juntos Films (CL) and 55sur Media (CL), co-produced by Windmill Film B.V. (NL).
Toto, the last gold digger in Tierra del Fuego, is now in his sixties. His body has been severely damaged by his work and he feels close to death, but stopping is not an option because he is not qualified for social security. His cowboy son Jorge designs a machine that should bring them a better future.
The Nights Still Smell of Gunpowder
Directed by Inadelso Cossa, produced by 16mmFILMES (MZ), IDA.IDA (FR), and KASKE Film (DE), co-produced by BALDR film B.V. (NL), and Duplacena (PT).
Concerned with the fragmented memories of his childhood during the civil war in Mozambique, filmmaker Inadelso returns to his grandmother’s village to reveal the untold stories that still haunt his generation. Read more about the NFF + IBF Co-Production Scheme here.
Read more about the NFF + IBF Co-Production Scheme here.
Pictured on top: The Fabulous Gold Harvesting Machine (dir. Alfredo Pourailly).
The IDFA Bertha Fund is supported by Bertha Foundation, Creative Europe Media, the Netherlands Film Fund, and Special Friends+.