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Film Award Council of Europe in Istanbul Film Festival

The Council of Europe will present the FACE award at the International Istanbul Film Festival to the director of a film that raises public awareness and interest in human rights issues and creates better understanding and importance.
 The FACE award is intended to honour an artistic or documentary film that promotes human rights in accordance with the values of the Council of Europe and the principles of individual freedom, political liberty and the rule of law.
 The FACE award will be offered to a film selected from entries in the Human Rights in Cinema section of the festival. This includes both documentaries and features investigating social changes and individual dramas. Two Eurimages’ supported films are selected in this section: ‘Karaula’ by Rajko Grlic (HR, SI, MK, BA) and ‘Eve Dönüs’ by Ömer Ugur (TR, GR).
 The FACE award includes a sculpture in bronze and a cash prize of 10000 €, which is offered in collaboration with Eurimages.
 In the name of the Secretary General, Terry Davis, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, Thomas Hammarberg will present the first Council of Europe Film Award on 14 April 2007.
 The Film Award of the Council of Europe is established as an annual collaboration between the International Istanbul Film Festival and the Council of Europe.

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Info for producers

  • Following the decision of the Eurimages Board of Management meeting in 2009 to carry out in 2014 a study on the functioning and results of the Fund, the Olsberg SPI company established in the United Kingdom has just published its report which you will find here. As an independent study, the contents of this document do not bind or commit in any way the Council of Europe and the Eurimages Fund. The Fund’s Board of Management will now study the recommendations proposed by the Olsberg SPI company.

  • From 1 January 2014, the rules for Eurimages Co-production funding have been modified.

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  • The 2015 Regulations for the Distribution Support Programme, including the application forms, are now available here!

  • As of 1 January 2015, all applications for Scheme II must be submitted once a year at the first deadline, corresponding to the March meeting, i.e. 15 January 2015.

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  • Please note that as from 1 January 2015 the digital equipment support programme will cease to exist.

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