HBF+ Europe announces its selection for 2019

The selection of projects that will receive funding through the HBF+Europe: Minority Co-Production Support scheme in 2019 has been announced. The International Film Festival Rotterdam's funding opportunity - which receives support through Creative Europe's International Co-Productions Funds scheme - offers European producers the chance to participate in high-quality feature films by talented filmmakers from countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe.

This year, six film projects from Chile, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Brazil, Lebanon and China have each been awarded grants of €50,000 through their European co-producers. 

Previous recipients of this support include Flatland (South Africa) which premiered at Berlinale this year, The Day I Lost My Shadow (Syria) and I Am Not A Witch (Zambia) co-produced by the UK's Emily Morgan. 

Find more about the projects on the IFFR website

Image: UK co-production I Am Not A Witch received support through this scheme in 2016.