44th edition 21 January - 1 February 2015
<strong>Glamorous Opening Night IFFR 2014: Qissa cast & crew</strong>
<strong>African Metropolis: Homecoming</strong>
<strong>Tabija wins Eurimages Award at CineMart</strong>
<strong>HBF Harvest 2014: Concrete Clouds</strong>
<strong>Elia Suleiman chairs Tiger Awards Jury</strong>
<strong>Mysterious Object at Noon</strong> is part of themed programme Mysterious Objects – 25 Years of Hubert Bals Fund.
<strong>Qissa wins Dioraphte Award</strong>
<strong>African Metropolis discussed during Critics Talk</strong>

The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) is an initiative of International Film Festival Rotterdam that provides grants to remarkable cinema projects in various stages of completion. Please follow the links below to find out more about the HBF.

The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to bring remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from developing countries closer to completion. Here is a complete...

All the past HBF selections and Harvests in a row may be found here.

Celebrating 25 years of Hubert Bals Fund, HBF x Hivos Online Series presents a selection of 5 HBF-supported films that are not only highly remarkabel artistically, but also critically...

Through this programme, six emerging filmmakers from six different African cities have been asked to produce a short film and have received professional guidance and training in the process.

Each year, the Dioraphte Award (€10.000) is conferred upon the Hubert Bals Fund-supported film with the highest votes from the festival audience.

The Fund invites a different director each year to freely interpret his or her relationship with the HBF and IFFR in a one-minute leader.

The Hubert Bals Fund has changed quite a number of filmmakers' careers, or lives even, around the world. IFFR focuses on a number of those filmmakers in a new series of interviews in...

The HBF gives financial support twice a year. Application deadlines are 1 March and 1 August. Find out more about the official regulations and entry forms.

Find here the HBF Harvest for IFFR 2014.

2014 marks the silver jubilee of the Hubert Bals Fund. IFFR celebrates these 25 years of supporting films with a theme programme and much more!

An overview of all selected projects for the Hubert Bals Fund of Fall 2013.

In order to stimulate Dutch producers to get involved in international co-productions, and to support the Hubert Bals Fund projects in the stage of actual production as well, the Netherlands...

The HBF has joined forces with IFFR's CineMart and Binger Filmlab in organising a special coaching trajectory for HBF-supported projects called Boost!

The Cinema Mondial Tour brings fiction films and documentaries supported by the Hubert Bals Fund and the IDFA Bertha Fund to film festivals throughout Africa.