Dear Friend of the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation

In 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. Katrin’s friend Annie Nocenti therefore chose to give the prize to the young and the only Haitian film school, Ciné Institute Jacmel. Here is the response of David Belle, the film school’s founder:

“The grant from the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation has enabled Haiti’s new generation of filmmakers to begin realizing their dreams. We are using this cherished funding to finance two films and, in doing so, we are bringing the hard work of our students to life and sharing their stories with the world.”

We need your help.

Like many small charities we operate on a shoestring. The prize is awarded in July each year at the Sarajevo Film Festival, where Katrin was a regular, and beloved, guest. The Festival very generously provides flights, accommodation, Bosnian hospitality (which is like nothing you have ever experienced) and a wonderful red carpet gala.

But the yearly £7,000 bursary – presented at the Festival– and the administrative costs of running the Foundation have to be raised by us. This is where we urgently need your help. We need a minimum of £25,000 to continue the Foundation’s work for a further two years.

Please help us with this important work; work that is motivated by Katrin’s all too brief but inspiring presence, to give new voices, new perspectives and visions – like those from Haiti – a chance to be seen and heard.




You can send a cheque today, made payable to Katrin Cartlidge Foundation, to Caroline Williams, Administrator, c/o Complicite, 14 Anglers Lane, London NW5 3DG. Or, if it’s easier to make a bank transfer please write to Caroline at and she will advise you about how to do this.