Five pix granted WCF prod’n coin

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The World Cinema Fund has picked five pics to receive a total of $364,600 in production funding.

The WCF, which is an initiative of the Berlin Film Festival and the German Federal Culture foundation and supports pics from Africa, Latin America, the Mideast and Central Asia, awarded production coin to “L’Aquarium,” by Egyptian helmer Yousry Nasrallah; Turkish production “Sut,” directed by Semih Kaplanoglu; “The Light,” by Aktan Arym Kubat from Kyrgyzstan; “Liverpool,” by helmer Lisandro Alonso from Argentina; and Mexican pic “Silent Light,” by Carlos Reygadas.

The WCF was created in October 2004.

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