CineMart announces award winners

The WorldView New Genres Development Grant of up to €5,000 was awarded last night to the project ‘Zama’ by Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel.

‘The WorldView New Genres Fund Development Award goes to a visually stunning and uniquely approached period project by one of South Americas most influential directors’ said Himesh Kar, Consultant at WorldView.

Lucrecia Martel’s first full feature film La Ciénaga (2001) won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2001

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Berlinale; La Niña Santa (2004) was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and her latest feature La Mujer Sin Cabeza (2008) premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film festival.

The awards were given at the 30th edition of CineMart at the International Film Festival RotterdamCineMart was the first platform of its kind to offer filmmakers the opportunity to launch their ideas to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get their projects financed

In addition to the WorldView award, Yorgos Lanthimos was awarded the Eurimages Co-production Development Award of €30,000 for The Lobster, whilst Johannes Nyholm‘s The Giant received the ARTE France Cinéma Award of €7,000.

The jury at Cinemart 2013 were Olivier Père of ARTE France Cinéma, Annamaria Lodato of ARTE France; Petri Kemppinen of Eurimages – Conseil de l’Europe; Himesh Kar  and Amy Richardson of WorldView.