10/07/2013

Berlinale's World Cinema Fund
 to support Fidaï's distribution

Franco-Algerian filmmaker Damien Ounouri’s documentary receives distribution grant

Industry, Algeria, Lebanon

Berlinale's World Cinema Fund
 to support Fidaï's distribution

Franco-Algerian director Damien Ounouri's feature-length documentary Fidaï has received a distribution grant worth €4,300 from the Berlinale's World Cinema Fund, according to La Depeche de Kabylie.

 The film is to be distributed by German company mec film.

Co-produced by six countries -- Algeria, France, Germany, China, Kuwait and Qatar -- ,  Fidaï is an 83-minute documentary film that recounts the journey of El Hadi, the director’s great uncle, during the Algerian revolution.

Up to 130 films were submitted from 48 countries for the fund's various grants, totaling €154,300 this year.

Among them, Lebanese director Ghassan Salhab's feature film project The Valley, recently awarded support from the Francophone Fund, was awarded one of the World Cinema Fund's four production grants.

Since October 2004, the World Cinema Fund has worked to distribute and produce fiction and documentary films from countries with "limited film infrastructure" such as in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

 

Source: La Depeche de Kabylie



Photo: La Montagne

 

Fidaï - trailer with English subtitles:

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