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HBF+Europe announces its first distribution grant

HBF+Europe has awarded its first distribution grant to Heretic Outreach, a new Balkans-oriented sales and festival division of Greek production house Heretic. 

Funded through Creative Europe’s International Co-production Funds scheme, the HBF+Europe programme offers financial assistance for the promotion and publicity strategies of international feature film co-productions by filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Eastern Europe, in order to stimulate their distribution and circulation within Europe and beyond.

This first grant of €20,000 was announced at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). The funds support the distribution of internationally co-produced drama Babai in Greece, Bulgaria and Egypt. The film by Kosovo-born Visar Morina won the Best Director award at Karlovy Vary and Ioanna Stais, Head of Festivals and Sales at Heretic Outreach, said: “This award [...] is a great honour for our initiative and a great support for the further distribution of the film.”