The 29th CineMart, co-production market of the International Film Festival Rotterdam concluded Wednesday February 1 in Rotterdam with the announcement of the awards for best CineMart Projects 2012. Humidity, the first feature project by Nikola Ljuca (Serbia), one of the five projects in the BOOST!-program, a collaboration of Binger Filmlab, the Hubert Bals Fund and CineMart, takes the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award:
‘A project where through an intimate story about the post-war generation in Serbia, the filmmaker shows that despite gaining the image of economical success, one has forgotten the meaning of love, past and oneself.’
The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, consisting of 30,000 Euro, goes to the filmmaker or producer of the Best CineMart Project with a European partner. Humidity is a co-production of Dart Film (Serbia) and zischlermann filmproduktion GbR (Germany).
The Jury gave a Special Mention to The Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra (India), a co-production by Anurag Kashyap Productions Pvt Ltd (India) and Cine Mosaic (USA):
‘A special mention to a project that shows us that if you by chance get the wrong mail delivered it may change your life. This project shows that nothing is for granted. A mistake can also be a chance if you’re willing to take it.’
The Lunchbox was developed during the Screenwriter’s Lab at the GOA Filmbazaar and the Venice International Film Festival. The Screenwriter's Lab is conducted by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) in partnership with Binger Filmlab.