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Five Eurimages films amongst ten shortlisted for the European Film Prize

10 films have been shortlisted for the 2009 European Parliament's LUX Prize, which aims to spotlight the wealth and diversity of European cinema. They have been selected because of their quality and their contribution to the European public debate, highlighting topics such as solidarity, immigration, justice, public freedom or fundamental rights. Five of the ten films in the Official Selection have received Eurimages support: "35 rhums" by Claire Denis (France, Belgium, Germany), "Fr ein Augenblick Freiheit" by Arash T. Riahi (Austria, France, Turkey), "Lost Persons Area" by Caroline Strubbe (Belgium, Hungary, the Netherlands), "Pandora's Box" by Yesim Ustaoglu (Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium) and "Storm" by Hans-Christian Schmid (Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands). Out of the ten films selected, three will compete for the LUX Prize 2009. The three films chosen will be disclosed during the Venice International Film Festival in September. A vote will then be cast by the 736 Members of the European Parliament to elect the winner, which will be awarded the LUX Prize 2009 at the European Parliament on 25 November in Strasbourg. Website

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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