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International Istanbul Film Festival: “As if I’m not there” wins the FACE Award of the Council of Europe

During the closing ceremony of the 30th International Istanbul Film Festival which took place on 16 April, the president of the FACE Jury, and the recipient of last year’s FACE Award with his film Ajami, Mr Scandar Copti, presented the 5th Council of Europe Film Award (FACE) to Juanita Wilson, director of the film “As if I’m not there”.

Another Eurimages film was awarded in the Istanbul Film Festival: Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz - Our grand despair by Seyfi Teoman for the Special Jury Prize in the Golden Tulip International Competition, ex-aequo ; This film also received the Best Director of Photography award in National Competition and The People's Choice Award in International Competition.

FACE is an award presented each year, during the Istanbul Festival, to a film director who has particularly raised public awareness of human rights issues, thereby promoting greater understanding of their importance. The winner receives a bronze sculpture and a cash prize of 10 000 euros, jointly awarded with Eurimages.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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