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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

  • 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.

Info for distributors

  • Please note that as from 1 January 2014, Bosnia-Herzegovina is no longer eligible for distribution support.  However, as Switzerland is no longer eligible for support from Creative Europe – MEDIA, they are eligible for distribution support from Eurimages.

  • The Regulations for the New Distribution Support Programme, including the application forms, are now available! NEXT DEADLINE - 20 OCTOBER 2014!

Info for exhibitors

  • Please note that as from 1 January 2014, Bosnia-Herzegovina is no longer eligible for support for theatres. However, although Switzerland is no longer eligible for support from the Creative Europe- MEDIA Initiative, they are eligible for support for theatres.

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