Österreich hat finanziert vom ÖFI und auf Einladung von Locarno zum ersten Mal am Programm „ Alliance 4 Development“ teilgenommen, und gleich gewonnen! Wir gratulieren herzlich Mo Harawe und seinen Produzent*innen Oliver Neumann und Sabine Moser!

Alliance 4 Development
Alliance 4 Development, the co-development platform for film projects from Austria, Italy, France Germany and Switzerland, is an initiative possible thanks to partnerships with CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), France; DGCA-MiC (Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo del Ministero della Cultura), Italy; FFA (Filmförderungsanstalt), Germany; the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) / MEDIA Desk Suisse, Switzerland; and OFI (Österreichisches Filminstitut), Austria and to the support of European Producers Club, Eurimages and Alpaphanda.

The Alphapanda Market Breakout Award, consisting of consultancy services to the value of 3 000 € was given to the Austrian film project:

  • The Village Next to Paradise
    by Mo Harawe, produced by Oliver Neumann (FreibeuterFilm, Austria) and Sabine Moser (FreibeuterFilm, Austria).

Mathias Noschis and Valentina Neumann (Alpaphanda):
The Village Next to Paradise is a little gem of a project that touched us deeply thanks to Mo Harawe’s compelling artistic vision. We have no doubt that the project will have a major impact, both on the international film market and on audiences around the world”