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Dutch Post-production Awards winners announced as 36th CineMart comes to a close

Wednesday 30 January 2019 marked the end of the IFFR Pro Days as well as the 36th edition of CineMart, the co-production market of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). During the awards ceremony, the first winners of the Dutch Post-production Awards were presented.

The Dutch Post-production Awards are a collaboration between the Hubert Bals Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund and the Netherlands Post production Alliance. Out of a selection of six nominations, a professional jury chose two winners who each receive an award worth €50,000, which is to be spent on post-production in the Netherlands.

The winning projects are Days of Cannibalism by Teboho Edkins (France/South Africa) and Lotus Position by Liu Shu (Hong Kong/France/Netherlands).

Jury report on Days of Cannibalism: “The jury was struck by this smart, funny, fascinating and innovative documentary, and impressed by the way director is creating a documentary using a fiction narrative to produce a film that goes beyond pretence.”

Jury report on Lotus Position: “Inspired by the tradition of the Hubert Bals Fund to support urgent and remarkable films, the jury was moved to use this prize where it could be most effective and make a real difference. In this case, we chose to support a courageous filmmaker to complete her film which without this support may not be realised.”

The jury consisted of Sandro Fiorin, Gurvinder Singh and Jane Williams.

Read more about the winners of the 36th edition of Cinemart at IFFR Pro.