The WCF jury made their selection based on 153 submissions from a total of 50 countries. Their funding recommendations amount to 314,000 €. The jury members are curator Anna Hoffmann (Germany), documentary producer and documentary film advisor Marta Andreu (Spain), producer Gerhard Meixner (Germany) and Vincenzo Bugno, head of WCF.
For WCF Africa, they are joined by the additional jurors Alex Moussa Sawadogo (Burkina Faso), a producer, the festival director of Afrikamera and artistic director of Ouaga Film Lab; and Dorothee Wenner (Germany), the Berlinale delegate to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Production Funding WCF
Cidade; Campo, director: Juliana Rojas (Brazil). Production: Dezenove Som e Imagen (Brazil), Sara Silveira. Feature film. Funding: 30,000 €
Daughter of Rage, director: Laura Baumeister (Nicaragua). Production: Felipa Films (Nicaragua), María Daniela Mora Bernard and Heimatfilms (Germany), Bettina Brokemper. Feature film. Funding: 30,000 €
Los nombres propios, director: Fernando Domínguez (Argentina). Production: Constanza Sanz Palacios Films (Argentina) and Black Forest Films (Germany), Christoph Hahnheiser. Documentary. Funding: 40,000 €
Autobiography, director: Makbul Mubarak (Indonesia). Production: KawanKawan Media (Indonesia), Yulia Evina Bhara. Feature film. Funding: 40,000 €
Whether the Weather is Fine, director: Carlo Francisco Matanad (The Philippines). Production: Cinematografica Films (The Philippines), Armi Rae Cacanindin. Feature film. Funding: 30,000 €
Shock Labor, director: Marcos Antonio Díaz Sosa (Cuba). Production: Marinca Filmes (Cuba), María Carla del Río Bentancurt and Petit Films, Jean des Forêts (France). Feature film. Funding: 25,000 €
Cu Li Never Cries, director: Lan Pham Ngoc (Vietnam). Production: DNY Production (Vietnam), Di Phan Dang and Acrobates Films (France) Claire Lajoumard. Feature film. Funding: 40,000 €
The director Lan Pham Ngoc is a Talent Alumnus from 2018.
Zinder, director: Aischa Macky (Niger). Production: Tabou Productions (Niger), Aischa Macky and Corso Films (Germany). Documentary. Funding: 30,000 €
Vuta N’Kuvute, director: Amil Shivji (Tanzania). Production: Big World Cinema (South Africa), Steven Markovitz. Feature film. Funding: 39,000 €
Distribution Funding WCF
A Tale of Three Sisters (Kız Kardeşler), director: Emin Alper (Turkey). Distribution: Grandfilm (Germany). Feature film. Funding: 10,000 €
German release: April 2, 2020
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 and with further support by the Goethe-Institut.
The special programme WCF Europe was created thanks to support by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union, and the special programme WCF Africa was initiated in 2016 thanks to additional funding by the German Federal Foreign Office.