Cinemart honors Fiennes' 'Guide'


AMSTERDAM -- British director Sophie Fiennes has won the Arte France Cinema Award, which was awarded during the closing night of Cinemart, the co-production market of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.

Fiennes won the award, worth 10,000 euros ($14,700), for her project "The Pervert's Guide to Ideology," a production of the Kasander Film Co. (U.K./ Netherlands).

"Guide" continues the collaboration between philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek and Fiennes, who previously made "The Pervert's Guide to Cinema" (2006).

The eighth Prince Claus Fund Film Grant of 15,000 euros ($22,200) was awarded to the CineMart 2008 Project "In What City Does It Live?" by Liew Seng Tat, produced by Dahuang Pictures. The Prince Claus Fund Film Grant aims at supporting the first creative phase of the development of a film production.