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Fifth Palme d’Or for Eurimages

European cinema triumphed last night at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival with the award of the Palme d’Or to the Austrian director Michael Haneke for The White Ribbon, an Eurimages-supported co-production between Austria, Germany, France and Italy. The film also won the FIPRESCI prize from the International Federation of Film Critics and a commendation from the Ecumenical Jury. In addition, the jury awarded a Special Prize to the French film-maker Alain Resnais, whose co-production Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles), likewise supported by Eurimages, was selected in the official competition at the 62nd Festival. The President of Eurimages joins the Executive Director, his deputy and all the members of the Secretariat in offering warm congratulations to the producers of both these European feature films whose success at Cannes is a clear recognition of their high quality.

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 - 25 AUGUST 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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