Argentine Gastón Solnicki Awarded at Rotterdam's CineMart

  Photo by Jony Perel

Photo by Jony Perel

Argentine filmmaker Gastón Solnicki (Papirosen, Kékszakállú) was one of the four winners at the 35th edition of CineMart, the co-production market of the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Competing with 15 other selected projects, Solnicki's new project Electrocute was presented with the Filmmore Post-Production Award with a cash prize of €7,500.

The jury comprised by Bart Van Langendonck, Anton Scholten and Annamaria Lodato said on Solnicki's award: "The jury is keen to see how the director, with the backing of the producers from Rei Cine, combines his qualities to put the eccentricities of the unexpected into his films with the more traditional way of storytelling he wants to use for this project. The combination of these elements bears the exiting promise of an extraordinarily film."

The international co-production market, CineMart, creates a platform to offer filmmakers the opportunity to launch their ideas to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get their projects financed. The 35th edition took place January 28 - 31 in Rotterdam.