48:e festivalen 24 jan - 2 feb, 2025

Göteborg Film Fund awards best project pitch in Khartoum

The winners were the feature fiction Lamp in the Dark and the series Tanzeel.

48:e festivalen
24 Jan -
2 Feb, 2025

On August 29 Göteborg Film Fund handed out two awards at the Swedish embassy in Khartoum, in cooperation with the Swedish non-profit organisation The Global Film and Media Initiative.

The awards ceremony followed a pitching work shop and session that GFMI organised during the spring, in close connection to the Shashat Lab. The winners of the Göteborg Film Fund awards for best project pitch were: the feature fiction Lamp in the Dark, written and directed by Altayeb Mahdi and the series Tanzeel, produced by Wahj Mohamed Khair, directed by Amro Mohamed Elami and co-written by Rawia Elhag.

Additionally three Brazilian projects supported by Göteborg Film Fund 2021 are now celebrating successes as finished films:

Julia Murat’s, Rule 34 won Locarno’s Golden Leopard, as the second Brazilian film ever. Rule 34 is a bold, provocative and beautiful film about law, sexuality and politics and it breaks many ”rules”. The film is produced by Tatiana Leite and Julia Murat, for Esquina filmes, in co-production with Juliette Lepoutre at Bubbles.

Sergio Carvalho’s Alien Nights, produced by Pedro von Kruger at Saci Filmes, which held its world premiere at Göteborg Film Festival in January was recently awarded at the Festival de Cinema de Gramado in Brazil. Carvalho’s strong and intense debut received no less than five awards: Best film, Best actor, Best actress, best supporting actor and the Critic’s Award.

Lorran Dias experimental novella length film Between the Colony and the Stars, produced by Joao Gilberto Lopes for TV Coragem, will soon have its world premiere in the short film competition at a major Brazilian festival.

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