Guatemalan and Brazilian Films Receive Support from World Cinema Fund

The World Cinema Fund (WCF) announced the winners of its 14th edition which included two Latin American film projects for production funds: Guatemalan film Polvo / Dust by Julio Hernández Cordón (Marimbas from Hell) and Brazilian film Girimunho / Swirl by Clarissa Campolina and Helvecio Marins Jr. The Fund selected the four winning projects from 135 submissions from a total of 41 countries, each of the selected project will receive 30,000 euros. Additionally it was announced that the Chilean film Huacho by Alejandro Fernández Almendras also received funds from WCF for distribution in Germany. The WCF was created in October 2004 by the Berlin Film Festival in partnership with the German FEderal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) to support filmmakers from "transition countries" focusing on Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South East and the Caucasus region.