We are pleased about the positive funding decisions of our projects. With the funding approval of the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) for our Co-producers of UpNorth and the documentary "POL POT DANCING", Enrique Sánchez Lansch's new film can go into production this year.
Shooting of Milo Rau's "THE NEW GOSPEL" will begin this summer. ZDF and ARTE had already approved the project as a „Grand Format“. With the support of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and the Zürcher Filmstiftung the project is almost completely financed. We are looking forward to the renewed collaboration with Olivier Zobrist and Langfilm AG in Zurich.
The Zurich Film Foundation also supported our Co-producer Peter Spörri (PS Film Zürich) for our joint project "CLAUDIA ANDUJAR - EINE BEGEGNUNG MIT MISS YANOMAMI". The shooting of the new film, by the award-winning director Hedi Specogna, will begin in autumn.
We are especially pleased about the funding for our documentary series. The Medien Board Berlin Brandenburg supported the production of „CAPITAL B“, a series by Florian Opitz and David Bernet, which we are coproducing together with Port-Au-Prince Film. And our partners Benjamin Seikel and B14 Film were supported by the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein for the development of the project "WE CALL BS". Fruitmarket contributes 50% of the development. to the development. Director Viviane Blumenschein and Co-author Arne Birkenstock are now starting the work on the script.
At the beginning of June, the shooting of Uli Gaulke's new film "CENTURY OF WOMEN" will also begin in Cuba. We will complete the development phase of Philipp Jedickes' "VIENNA CALLING" (a Co-production with Amour Fou) and start producing two major international series in autumn 2019.