5 films supported by Eurimages rewarded at the Cannes Film Festival!
23/05/2016 – The Jury of the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival awarded the Best Directing prize to Cristian Mungiu for Bacalaureat (Graduation), a co-production between Romania, Belgium and France.
The Un Certain Regard Special Prize was awarded to the animation film The Red Turtle by Michael Du Dok De Wit, a co-production between France and Belgium.
The Critics Jury presented the FIPRESCI Award to Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade, a co-production between Germany and Austria in Official Competition and the FIPRESCI Award to Caini (Dogs) by Bogdan Mirica, a co-production between Romania, France and Bulgaria in Un Certain Regard.
Albüm, by Mertoglu Mehmet Can, a co-production between Turkey, France and Romania, was presented the Visionary Award of the Critics Week.
In the Director’s Fortnight section, Wolf And Sheep by Sadat Shahrbanoo, a co-production between Denmark, France and Sweden won the Art Cinema Award.
See the full list of award winners on the Festival’s website.
19/04/2016 –The 2016 Audentia Award for best female director was presented to Anca Damian (The Magic Mountain) during the closing ceremony of the 35th Istanbul Film Festival Eurimages. The award, a cash prize of 30 000 euros, has been instigated by Eurimages alongside a raft of other measures to promote greater gender equality in the European film industry. (Press release)
01/04/2016 - Gaetano Adinolfi, aka « Nino », passed away on Tuesday 29 March. Former Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, he was also the founding President of the Eurimages Fund. The Board of Management and the Eurimages Secretariat wish to pay tribute to this great founding personality of the Fund, salute the memory of a lighthearted and committed man, and share the grief of his family, relatives and friends.
A couple of days earlier, it was with a great shock and sadness that we learnt about the early departure of Toine Berbers, Dutch representative to the Eurimages Board of Management from 2001 to 2009 and Vice-Chair in 2005 and 2006. We remember Toine not only as a wise, kind and profoundly humane person but also as a most efficient and committed colleague. Toine will be sorely missed by all of us but our memories of his warmth and smile will remain forever.
16 co-productions supported at the 142nd Board of Management meeting
14/03/2016 – At its 142nd meeting held from 8 to 11 March 2016 in Tirana, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 13 fiction and 3 documentary feature film projects.
Eurimages in Berlin...
22/02/2016 – The 66th Berlinale edition came to a close on Saturday evening with the Silver Bear for Best Actress awarded to Trine Dyrholm for her interpretation in the co-production The Commune (DK, SE, NL) by Thomas Vinterberg, supported by Eurimages. The film Les premiers, les derniers (FR, BE) by Bouli Lanners, also supported by Eurimages, was awarded the 2016 Panorama Prize and the Label Europa Cinemas. See the full list of award winners. Moreover, the second Eurimages Co-production Development Award was given in the framework of the Berlinale Co-production Market to an animation film project entitled Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman directed by Pierre Földes which will be produced by the company Cinéma Defacto in co-operation with the Hungarian company Proton Cinema. The jury composed of Katriel Schory (Israel Film Fund), Ada Solomon (HiFilm Productions in Romania) and Pablo Pérez de Lema Sáenz de Viguera (Spanish Eurimages representative) also decided to award a Special Mention to two other projects: Memories from the Cell by Alvaro Brechner produced by Tornasol (ES) and The Little Comrade by Moonika Siimets, produced by the company Amrion (EE). Further information in the press release.
Eurimages in CineMart, Rotterdam
04/02/2016 –The first Eurimages Co-production Development Award of 2016 was awarded yesterday during the close of the 33rd edition of the CineMart co-production market organised in the framework of Rotterdam’s International Film Festival (27/01-07/02/2016). This prize of 20 000 euros was given to the project entitled Berlin Alexanderplatz which will be directed by Burhan Qurbani (DE) and produced by the German company Sommerhaus Filmproduktion. The Jury composed of Annamaria Lodato (ARTE), Fabien Westerhoff (FFWD) and Dorien van de Pas (Representative of the Netherlands within the Eurimages Board of Management) was seduced by this project which gives us a new and relevant view on a classic piece (see press release).
Armenia joins Eurimages
28/01/2016 – The Partial Agreement of the Council of Europe Eurimages is pleased to welcome a new member state, Armenia, as of 1st January 2016.
As a result, co-production projects involving a co-producer from Armenia can be submitted to Eurimages for examination at the forthcoming meetings.
As Armenia does not have access to the support mechanisms of the CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA Programme, distributors from Armenia can apply for support. In the same manner, exhibitors from Armenia will be eligible for the Eurimages programme of support for exhibition. Press release
05/01/2016 - It is with a profound sense of shock that we have learned of the death of Artan Minarolli, Albanian representative at Eurimages Board of Management. In Artan, Eurimages has lost not only a valued filmmaker but also a great friend, appreciated by all for his kindness and warmth.
We grieve the loss of Artan with the Albanian film community, the memory of Artan will remain with us through his films and his unforgettable smile.