The feature Mitra by Kaweh Modiri is supported and receives 70.000 euro from the Netherlands Film Fund for development within International Context.
Mitra is about a journey from politically turbulent Iran in 1981 and its moral downfall of collective activism, to a modern day Europe where a perpetrator and her victim meet.
The Netherlands Film Fund introduced a new scheme to stimulate international oriented projects. Besides scriptwriting support, teams are also able to set up an international approach.
The international commission consists of Hengameh Panahi (CEO of Celluloid Dreams, Paris), Karel Och (artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival, Czech) en Mike Goodridge (CEO of Protagonist Pictures, London).
For a full list of selected projects click here.
Kaweh Modiri directed the well acclaimed Bodkin Ras, which premiered during IFFR 2016 and won the prestigieus FIPRESCI Award.