Haugesund has the honor to be one of four festivals, in the company of Karlovy Vary, Thessaloniki and Les Arcs Film Festival, which will award a brand new price of 50 000 Euros, Lab Project Award, to the most promising film project.
The films competing for the award will be in post-production and presented in the work in progress program during New Nordic Films, evaluated by an international jury of film professionals, art curators and representatives from Eurimages.
“We are proud to have the honor of handing out Eurimages award for best film in work in progress, and greatly appreciate being able to lift the film that gets the award,” says program manager for New Nordic Films Gyda Velvin Myklebust . “50,000 Euro will be a welcome and substantive support in finalizing the film,” she continues.
“This is a great recognition of the Norwegian Film Festival Haugesund’s position in the festival world and a tribute to all the work being done by New Nordic Films,” says a proud festival director Tonje Hardersen.
The evaluation of the films will emphasize that the film is experimental in production form and/or narrative style. The price of 50,000 Euro is the highest funding award Eurimages has ever given to films that are in production, and it emphasizes that the European fund want to support films which can be challenging, unconventional or experimental in form or content.
The call for Works in Progress 2016 will be launched on in the beginning of March. You will find the application form on our website from March 8.