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New year, New Dawn! 
01/02/2024

New year, New Dawn! 

After a successful 2023, it’s time for a brand new call for New Dawn in 2024! The fourth round of New Dawn is now open for applications and we invite all passionate storytellers with fiction, documentary and animation projects to send in your projects.   New Dawn aims for a vibrant, open and inclusive film industry […]

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New Dawn project My Favourite Cake in competition at 74th Berlinale
23/01/2024

New Dawn project My Favourite Cake in competition at 74th Berlinale

Photo credit: Hamid Janipour The Berlinale, set to take place February 15th to 25th, has announced that My Favourite Cake (Original Title: Keyke Mahboobe Man) by Maryam Moghaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha, the third feature collaboration from the Iranian writer-directors, will celebrate its World Premiere next month at the 74th Berlinale. In My Favourite Cake, Mahin (70) […]

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Four projects selected in third round New Dawn
07/12/2023

Four projects selected in third round New Dawn

f.l.t.r.t.t.b.: Cara Holmes, Nadia Louis-Desmarchais, Aboozar Amini and Rolla Tahir  Four brand new projects have been selected for New Dawn. An independent committee selected 2 documentaries and 2 feature films from a total of 41 applications.  The projects and film makers were chosen for their unique voices and perspectives, their compelling commitment to telling these […]

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Call: Get ready for another exhilarating round of New Dawn!
15/08/2023

Call: Get ready for another exhilarating round of New Dawn!

The call for the third round of New Dawn is now open and we are welcoming all passionate storytellers with fiction, documentary or animation projects. New Dawn aims for a vibrant, open and inclusive film industry with a true diversity of perspectives. An industry that has relevance for everyone. If your project aligns with the […]

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Six Projects selected in second round New Dawn
23/06/2023

Six Projects selected in second round New Dawn

f.l.t.r.t.t.b.: Reza Dahya, Leonardo van Dijl, Kinshuk Surjan, Maja Ajmia Yde Zellama, Ish Aït Hamou & Mouhir Aït Hamou and César Diaz New Dawn proudly presents 6 projects which have been selected for support. From a total of 53 applications, an independent committee selected 1 documentary and 5 feature films. The projects were selected for […]

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Augure recieves New Voice Prize at Cannes
26/05/2023

Augure recieves New Voice Prize at Cannes

On Friday May 26th it was announced at the Festival de Cannes that Baloji received the New Voice Prize in the Un Certain Regard side section of the festival with his debut film Augure (or Omen). Augure is an ensemble film about four people accused of being witches and sorcerers. Despite their misfortune they find the way […]

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Not there by accident: Interview with film maker Baloji about Augure
19/05/2023

Not there by accident: Interview with film maker Baloji about Augure

In the beginning of April 2023, the Cannes Film Festival announced that Augure, or Omen, by Belgian rapper, singer, musician, and filmmaker with Congolese roots Baloji, got selected for Un Certain Regard. This feature film directing debut was among the projects selected for the first round of the international film production fund New Dawn just […]

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Omen selected for Cannes Film Festival
14/04/2023

Omen selected for Cannes Film Festival

Dutch minority co-production Omen by Baloji Tshiani is among the movies selected for the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Omen, Baloji’s first feature, is an ensemble film about four people accused of being witches and sorcerers. Despite their misfortune they find the way to guide each other away from their socially imposed destinies […]

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New Dawn selects first 6 projects
10/09/2022

New Dawn selects first 6 projects

f.l.t.r.t.t.b.: Undisclosed project, Baloji (The Omen), Maxime Jean-Baptiste (Kouté Vwa), Elle Sofe Sara (Árru), Myrid Carten (No Place Like Home), Jonas d’Adesky (Time Out) The New Dawn fund proudly presents 6 projects which have been selected for support. An independent committee selected 2 documentaries and 4 feature films from a total of 51 applications in the […]

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Telefilm Canada joins New Dawn
10/09/2022

Telefilm Canada joins New Dawn

New Dawn celebrates its first selection round today at the Toronto International Film Festival and is proud to announce that Telefilm Canada is joining the international fund. New Dawn was launched in May this year at the Cannes Festival by 9 European film institutes and funds, aiming to support more diversity in the international film […]

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Apply for New Dawn!
02/06/2022

Apply for New Dawn!

In this video, chair Shamira Raphaëla explains New Dawn, tells us what the production fund means to her and why others – film makers and public funds – should join: Send in your applications for New Dawn before 27th of June 2022. Click here for more information. Do you work for a public fund and […]

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New Dawn Launch at Festival de Cannes 2022
23/05/2022

New Dawn Launch at Festival de Cannes 2022

On Sunday 22nd of May 9 European funds officially launched NEW DAWN at Festival de Cannes to support more diversity in the international film industry. The film industry is still unequal in many, many ways. With the introduction of New Dawn the participating funds want to explore more ways to establish variety and representation. A […]

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Screen Daily: How the New Dawn production fund aims to open up the industry to marginalised filmmakers
22/05/2022

Screen Daily: How the New Dawn production fund aims to open up the industry to marginalised filmmakers

Director Shamira Raphaela, chair of the advisory commission at New Dawn, gives the lowdown on the new pan-European production fund. Shamira Raphaela’s latest feature Shabu was considered a breath of fresh air when it won the IDFA award for best youth documentary last year. A film with humour, verve and energy, it told the story of a […]

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SEE NL: New Dawn for funding
20/05/2022

SEE NL: New Dawn for funding

Dutch director Shamira Raphaëla is chair of the New Dawn fund, launching May 22 in Cannes, that aims to address inequities across the current international funding systems. The nine-member fund will support films from previously unheard voices in order to help create more diverse, and hence more representational, production output in the future. Raphaëla talks […]

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Production Fund ‘New Dawn’ aims to support more diversity in film industry
20/05/2022

Production Fund ‘New Dawn’ aims to support more diversity in film industry

On Sunday 22 May, at the Cannes Festival, 9 European film institutes and funds will officially launch the fund ‘New Dawn’, aiming to support more diversity in the international film industry. The fund’s mission states that film makers shape the narrative of our time through their work, but this has mostly been possible for too […]

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New Dawn – New film fund announced in Cannes to open up the film industry to new voices
21/06/2021

New Dawn – New film fund announced in Cannes to open up the film industry to new voices

Cannes – The Netherlands Film Fund and the Swedish Film Institute are the initiative- takers behind a new international fund that will open up the international film industry, called New Dawn. It aims to provide production funding and networks for groups of filmmakers that have traditionally found it hard to get financing for their projects. […]

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