Kenya film selected by Hubert Bals Fund


Soul Boy, first film by Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman, will be part of the 39th Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) theme section ‘Where is Africa?’ Soul Boy tells of a child living in the Kibera ghetto of Nairobi, who has one day and one night to retrieve his father´s soul.

Essuman’s film is one of six projects selected for post-production and final financing support which will premiere during IFFR’s upcoming screening (27 January – 7 February).

IFFR has selected 27 film projects that receive grants for script development, digital production, postproduction, distribution or workshops. In its third quarter 2009 selection, the Fund provides 385,000 Euro to projects from nineteen countries. The selection includes new films by acclaimed filmmakers and many first time filmmakers.