Results of the 36th session
At its June session, the experts of the Swiss fund visions sud est have decided to support three fictional and one documentary films in production, as well as one fictional film and one documentary in post-production, with a total amount of 170'000 Swiss francs:
Haven of Hope directed by Seemab Gul - PAKISTAN
My Father's Scent directed by Mohamed Siam - EGYPT
Wind, Talk to Me directed by Stefan Djordjević - SERBIA
Fusil Olímpico directed by Manuel Muñoz - HONDURAS
Yo ví tres luces negras directed by Santiago Lozano Álvarez - COLOMBIA
Suspended directed by Myriam El Hajj - LEBANON
Since its creation in spring 2005 the fund visions sud est has supported 192 projects from different parts of the globe. 163 of these films have already been completed and many have been invited to numerous festivals around the world, some being awarded with prizes such as the Golden Bear in Berlin, the Golden Shell in San Sebastián, the Black Pearl Award in Abu Dhabi or the Golden Kapok Award in Guangzhou. From Cannes to Venice, from Busan to Toronto, the logo of visions sud est has been seen everywhere. More than half of the accomplished films have already been distributed and released in Swiss cinemas thanks to the trigon-film foundation. In collaboration with Open Doors at the Locarno Film Festival and with the Industry activities of Visions du Réel in Nyon, additional projects are elected and supported. Apart from supporting the production of these projects, it is visions sud est's goal to enhance the development of local production structures and to offer film directors a possibility to enter the international film market.
visions sud est is a joint initiative by the four festivals Festival International de Films de Fribourg, Locarno Film Festival, Visions du Réel and the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, and the trigon-film foundation. Supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).