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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.

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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