World Cinema Fund Awards Peruvian and Argentine Projects

The Berlinale World Cinema fund has announced the winners of its latest round of funding which includes two Latin American film projects: NN from Peru, and Refugiado from Argentina, along with five other international films.

NN is a Piedra Alada production in partnership with the German Autentika Films. It will be directed by Héctor Galvez and Adrián Campos. Awarded with 40,000 euros (around $48,000 USD) NN was previously awarded Best Screenplay at the 33rd edition of the Havana Film Festival. It tells the story of an exhumation which complicated the lives of several characters. 

Refugiado is Argentine director Diego Lerman's new project with producer Campo Cine SRL and their German partner, 27 Films Production. Also receiving an amount of 40,000 euros, the film tells the poetic story of Matias, a 4 year-old boy dressed as Spider-Man who arrives at a women’s shelter with his mother and a small plastic dinosaur.

Since its inception, the WCF has awarded production and distribution funds to film from around the world. All of the films complete have gone on to screen in theaters or have participated in renowned film festivals. . Making their selection from 122 submissions with a total of 43 countries, judges include  film scholar and curator Viola Shafik (Germany/Egypt), documentary producer Marta Andreu (Spain), distributor and producer Jan De Clercq (Belgium) and WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno.