The Berlinale's World Cinema Fund has announced the winning projects for its 22th round of support and two of the films hail from Latin America. Brazilian production Time was Endless / Antes o Tempo não Acabava by directors Sérgio Andrade and Fábio Baldo, and the Argentine production Hunting Season / Temporada de caza by Natalia Garagiola will both receive 30,000 euros of funding.
Time was Endless tells the story of an indigenous young man living in a clash between their traditional culture and life in the capital Manaus.
Hunting Season (pictured left) follows Nahuel, a high school senior who has recently lost his mother. Put under the custody of his estranged father Nahuel is forced to relocate to a small village near the mountains in Southern Argentina where he clashes with his new environment.
Since WCF’s establishment in October 2004, they have awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 130 projects chosen from 2,500 submissions from around the world. All WCF-funded films produced to date have screened in cinemas or film festivals globally, evidence of the success of the program.
The World Cinema Fund is an initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlin International Film Festival, in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office, with further support by the Goethe-Institut.