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61st Cannes Film Festival

Three of the four films which received Eurimages support and were selected in official competition have been awarded the following prizes by the Jury of the 61st Cannes Film Festival:
the Award for the Best Director was given to Nuri Bilge Ceylan for his film "Three Monkeys" ;
the Jury Prize was awarded to the film "Il Divo" by Paolo Sorrentino and
the Award for the Best Screenplay was given to the film "Le silence de Lorna" by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
As for the Directors Fortnight, “Eldorado”, by the Belgian Bouli Lanners, the film received the "Label Europa Cinémas" Prize (awarded for the Best European Film of the Directors Fortnight by a jury composed of theatre exhibitors), the "Regards jeunes" Prize (rewarded by a jury of seven young fans of cinema) and the "Fipresci" Prize (International Federation of Film Critics).
Finally, "Snow", the first feature film signed by the Bosniac Aida Begic, was also a winner by receiving the Grand Prize of the 47th Critic’s Week.

Info for producers

  • Eurimages regrets to announce the death of Barbara Stroink. For nearly 20 years, from 1990 to 2009, Barbara was the highly esteemed substitute for successive representatives from the Netherlands. She was greatly appreciated by all who were lucky enough to work with her. Eurimages wishes to express its sincere condolences to her family and will always remember her wonderful personality.

Info for exhibitors

  • From 1 January 2016, the rules for Eurimages' support for theatres have been modified. A theatre that wishes to join the network must apply before 30 June at 6pm of the current year for an accession the following year.

Info for distributors

  • As Albania is now eligible for distribution support from the Creative Europe Programme, Albanian distributors can no longer receive support from the Eurimages distribution scheme, except for Scheme I in the cases referred to in Article 2.2 of the Regulations.

    As Turkey is now eligible for development audience support from the Creative Europe Programme, Turkish distributors can no longer receive support from the Eurimages distribution scheme II, but are still eligible for Scheme I.

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