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Netherlands Film Fund supports Durian


filmfonds-diap-800The Blender Foundation have secured additional funding for the production of Durian in the form of a large grant of the Netherlands Film Fund. The impact is huge: "... This will allow us to extend the project with three months (end of june), cover up for much needed expenses (like voice actors, hardware, PR) and most likely even extra team members!..". Congratulations guys! Now put down the champagne and get back to work!

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Bart Veldhuizen

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  1. ....."Congratulations guys! Now put down the champagne and get back to work!"

    Back to work - good idea, but where are the keys of the strech-limo???

    Great news by the way!

    Congrats Ton. Great work.
    (and of course to be a little selfish - MOOOORE new features coming for us users ;)

  3. Out of the three of Time, money and resource it's always good to have an increase in any one of them, must have been significant enough funding if it's able to allow an extra team to come on board! :)


  4. Well, be prepared for a double whammy then. Because if Durian goes well into june, that means that development could coincide with GSOC.

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