The Norwegian Film Institute has awarded six international film productions with a monetary award, amongst which two of the projects are Southeast Asian; one from Vietnam and one from Myanmar.
The awarded productions were chosen from 45 applications to the Sørfond Fund, according to Screen Daily, a site for news in the film-industry. The Norwegian Sørfond Fund aims to support and promote film production in developing countries, where production of films are limited for either economic- or political reasons.
The Vietnamese winner is the debut feature film ‘Cu Li Never Cries’. The film is directed by Pham Ngoc Lan and won 500,000 NOK ($51.200).
The winner from Myanmar is the feature film ‘The Women’, directed by The Maw Naing. The film won 550,000 NOK ($56.300).
The four other winners come from Lebanon (Costa Brava, Lebanon), Turkey (New Dawn Fades), Nicaragua (Daughter of Rage) and Tunisia (Motherhood).
Source: Screen Daily