IDFA Fund January selection 2012

Publication date: 22 March 2012
The IDFA Fund Concludes January Selection 2012

For the January selection round of 2012, the fund considered 401 projects from more than 40 different countries. In total, an amount of € 212.000 was granted to 20 projects. The committee selected six projects for script and project development, eight projects for production and post-production, as well as six festivals and/or workshops.

The selection committee:
The selection committee for this round consisted of Ally Derks (director of IDFA and the IDFA Fund), Adriek van Nieuwenhuijzen (head of Industry IDFA), Barbara Truyen (commissioning editor VPRO), Carmen Cobos (producer Cobosfilms), Denis Vaslin (producer Volya Films), Isabel Arrate Fernandez (manager IDFA Fund), Martijn te Pas (Programme Coordinator IDFA), Nick Ware (documentary consultant) and Steven Markovitz (producer Big World Cinema).

Script and Project Development

  • The Cleaner by Sarah Lamrini, Morocco
  • GITI – The Paradise in the Hell by Yves Niyongabo, Ruanda
  • Buddha of Africa by Nicole Schafer, South Africa
  • Kashmir: Beyond the Line of Control by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistan
  • The Marble Cow by Enrique Colina, Cuba
  • Anonymous project

Production and Postproduction

  • Logs of War by Hawa Essuman and Anjali Nayar, Kenya
  • The Devil’s Lair by Riaan Hendricks, South Africa
  • Zaineb Hates the Snow by Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisia
  • United Red Army by Naeem Mohaiemen, Bangladesh
  • Char.. The Island Within by Sourav Sarangi, India
  • Shall I Adopt or Confront by Siti Ariani Muflikhah, Indonesia
  • Selection: Who will be a Gurkha by Kesang Tseten Lama, Nepal
  • Whose Country by Mohamed Siam, Egypt

Other Activities

  • K-DOX Workshop, Rutagungira Didier, Ruanda
  • Trigger Pitch, Indian Documentary Foundation, India
  • International Documentary Film Festival ‘Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam’, ICAIC, Cuba
  • Baghdad International Film Festival, BIFF, Iraq
  • 2 anonymous projects
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