Iwana Chronis to head Rotterdam Fest fund

Appointment effective June 1

LONDON -- The International Film Festival Rotterdam has appointed Iwana Chronis to head its Hubert Bals Fund.

Chronis takes the reins as fund manager as of June 1. She takes over from Bianca Taal, who led the fund from 2007 until March 2009 before exiting IFFR to work for the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam.

Annually, the Hubert Bals Fund has close to $1.6 million at its disposal and is able to make individual grants of up to $13,000 for script and project development, $26,000 for digital production, $40,000 for post-production or $20,000 toward distribution costs in the country of origin.

Selection rounds take place twice a year and have application deadlines on March 1 and August 1.