“Duncharon” by Athina Rachel Tsangari is awarded at Rotterdam’s CineMart

After “Attenberg’s” international success, Tsangari’s next project “Duncharon” wins the ARTE France Cinéma award for best project in the Rotterdam International Film Festival’s notable co-production forum.

This year’s CineMart attracted projects from the likes of Kelly Reichardt, Aleksey Popogrebskiy, Quentin Dupieux, Urszula Antoniak, Florin Serban and Ruben Östlund, while the Forum also played host to “A Hungry Mouth” by Argyris Papadimitropoulos.

The 36 participants were selected amongst a massive 465 submissions from all over the world. The Forum offers the producer and the director of each film the opportunity to seek co-producers, sales agents and distributors, as well as pitch their film to a specially appointed Jury that singles out the most noteworthy participant.

The Arte Award is one of two CineMart distinctions, and comes with 10.000 euros in prize money attached. The Eurimages Award, accompanied by 30.000 euros, was handed to newcomer Nikola Ljuca from Serbia for his project “Humidity”.

“Duncharon” is a science fiction film Tsangari has been working on for years. The script comes courtesy of Tsangari and long-time creative partner Matt Johnson, but other that very little information has been made public at this stage. “Duncharon” is a Haos Film, Faliro House, Maharaja Films and Match Factory production.

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