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5 Eurimages Films win Awards in Cannes

The 2011 Cannes Film Festival jury has awarded the Grand Prix to two films supported by Eurimages: Le Gamin au vélo (The Kid with the Bike) by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, a Belgian, French and Italian co-production, and Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da (Once upon a time in Anatolia) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, a co-production between Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The American actress Kirsten Dunst won the Best Actress prize for Melancholia by Lars Von Trier, a Danish, German, French and Swedish co-production supported by Eurimages. The Danish director’s films have frequently been selected at the Cannes Film Festival, incuding several that have been supported by Eurimages.

Two further Eurimages-supported films were distinguished by other juries at the Festival: L’Exercice de l’Etat (The Minister) by Pierre Schoeller, a French and Belgian co-production, won the International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI) for the Un Certain Regard selection, while the Ecumenical Jury awarded its prize to This must be the place, an Italian, French and Irish co-production by Paolo Sorrentino.

All of the co-productions that won awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival were supported by Eurimages. Through such masterpieces, which illustrate Europe’s rich cultural diversity, the Fund has once again demonstrated its commitment to creative cinema, confirming once the value of the Eurimages label.

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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