Happiest Girl in the can

Stienette Bosklopper has been visiting Radu Judes heat wave Bucharest filmset to find cast and crew very much inspired. Jude is editing the film which will be presented to the market by Ada Solomon of Hi Film at the end of this year.

Fortissimo and Circe join forces

At the Rotterdam Filmfestival, Fortissimo Film Sales and Circe Films have announced a future alliance in the field of European coproduction. The step enables Circe to broaden the international perspective of the company. The first film to collaborate on, is the new Tsai Ming-Liang film called Face, to be shot in the Louvre in Paris […]

Happiest Girl winner Sundance NHK Award

The Happiest Girl in the World of Rumanian director Radu Jude (prize winning Sundance short The Tube with the Hat), has won the Sundance NHK Award. Radu Jude wrote the script in collaboration with Augustina Stanciu. Circe acts as the Dutch coproducer of the debut feature produced by Ada Solomon of Hi Film Bucharest.

Wolfsbergen two major Dutch film awards

Last Saturday Wolfsbergen has been awarded with two major awards at the Netherlands Film Festival. After being nominated in six categories (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Male Supporting Role, Best Photography), Jan Decleir and Richard van Oosterhout went home with a Golden Calf award.

Wolfsbergen selected for Toronto 2007

Nanouk Leopold’s Wolfsbergen has been selected for the Contemporary World Cinema section of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Wolfsbergen will be released in the Netherlands on the 23rd of August.

Calimucho shoot started

This week shooting has started of Calimucho, Eugenie Jansen’s docu-feature written by Natasha Gerson in cooperation with Rogier de Blok. Calimucho tells a relationship triangle story set in a small circus on the verge of breakdown. The fictional story will be created in an existing circus during its tour along Dutch campings in the summer […]

Acclaimed Dutch novel optioned

Circe Films has, together with Isabella Films, optioned the film rights to the novel It is Silent Up There, the debut smash hit by Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker. The novel’s translation rights had already been sold by publisher Cossee to Germany (Suhrkamp), France (Gallimard), UK (Harvill Secker), USA (Random House) and also to Australia, Turkey […]

Special mention Wolfsbergen in Berlin

Wolfsbergen by Nanouk Leopold has been honored with a special mention from the Caligari Film Prize. A four-person jury awards the Caligari Film Prize to a film in the Forum. The prize is sponsored by the “German Federal Association of Communal Film Work” and filmdienst magazine.

Extra funding for Calimucho

The Dutch Film Fund has given a boost to Eugenie Jansen’s Calimucho. In addition to the support of 450.000 Euro, Calimucho received another 350.000 this week. Earlier this year, the Fund invited eight projects that were blocked in their financing to apply for extra money. The extra production support went to two – “the most […]