World Cinema Fund Supports Joint Project by Alejandro Landes and Alexis dos Santos

The Berlinale's World Cinema Fund has announced the winning projects for its 20th round of support which includes the Colombian-Argentinean filmMonos to be directed by filmmakers Alejandro Landes (Porfirio, pictured left) and Alexis Dos Santos (Glue). The project will receive 40,000 euros destined towards its production.

For in the distribution funds category, Mexican film Los insólitos peces gato / The Amazing Catfish, the debut feature by Claudia Sainte-Luce will be supported with 5,000 euros for its German distribution under the hand of the distribution company Arsenal.

Since its creation in 2004, the World Cinema Fund has awarded production and distribution funding to a total of 119 projects chosen from 2,261 submissions from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, and the Caucasus.

This past May two World Cinema Fund-supported films were premiered at the international film festival in Cannes. Argentinean director Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja was shown in the “Un Certain Regard” section, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize, while  Diego Lerman’s Refugiado, also from Argentina, screened in the “Directors’ Fortnight” section.