Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund backs four projects

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Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund backs four projects
Films from Colombia, South-Africa, Palestine and Brazil selected.

The Hubert Bals Fund (Hbf), which is administered by International Film Festival Rotterdam, has announced the four projects selected for its 2017 Hbf+Europe: Minority Co-production Support scheme.

The projects, from Colombia, South-Africa, Palestine and Brazil, have been awarded a contribution of €55,000 ($64,000). The selection includes projects from both debut and second-time filmmakers.

They are:

Clara Sola

The debut of Nathalie Álvarez Mésens. the A coming-of-age story of a woman, Clara, and her journey to break free from social and religious oppression. Ciudad Lunar (Colombia), the award-winning production company behind Oscar-nominated El Abrazo de la Serpiente, produces the film in co-production with Swedish producer Hob Ab, who receives the Hbf+Europe grant, and Danish production company Snowglobe Film.

Flatland

Directed by South-African Jenna Cato Bass. A Western about three women who embark on a journey of self-discovery in the Karoo semi-desert. Bass’ previous films include short The Tunnel (which screened at Sundance
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