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Brazilian Cinema Boosted by New Funding from Hubert Bals Fund and Brazil’s Projeto Paradiso (Exclusive)

Brazilian Cinema Boosted by New Funding from Hubert Bals Fund and Brazil’s Projeto Paradiso (Exclusive)

Brazil’s beleaguered film industry is getting some vital help from a new partnership between the Hubert Bals Fund (Hbf) and Brazilian non-profit Projeto Paradiso, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced.

The new alliance, designed to bolster the position of Brazilian filmmakers in the international film circuit, introduces an annual fellowship of €10,000 euros for the Hbf Script and Project Development program.

Projeto Paradiso (Project Paradise) is an initiative of the Olga Rabinovich Institute, a Brazilian philanthropic foundation that aims to support local filmmaking talent and bring greater visibility to their films.

New funding initiative is a much-needed boost given the paralyzed support for cinema in Brazil. Film-tv state agency Ancine’s robust central state fund (Fsa) has been frozen for nearly two years since populist president Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019.

The incentive freeze came as many in Bolsonaro’s government began to view Brazil’s entertainment

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