BCL to Sponsor 34th Haifa International Film Festival
HAIFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
BCL Finance Group, a financing fund headed by Adi Cohen, Michael Bassick and Michael Laundon, has become the principal commercial sponsor of the 34th Haifa International Film Festival, Variety has learned exclusively.
The festival opens Sept. 22. BCL is set to grant three prizes for the main three competition categories and provide completing financing for three additional films. The funds being granted are valued at approximately $1.5 million.
Bassick, Laundon and BCL’s European partner Jordi Rediu will also serve on the jury of the respective categories.
“It is BCL’s intention and calculated strategy to support talented filmmakers of select prestigious festivals around the world, while also investing in the future of quality films,” Cohen said. “We are delighted to launch this strategy with such a wonderful event in the city of peace and co-existence between people of diverse religions and ethnicity, on the shores of the Mediterranean. BCL is convinced that this strategy, in addition to its effect on the chances of these films being completed, will certainly yield great financial results.”
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