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[29.05.2012]

Another Palme d’Or for Michael Haneke… and Eurimages!

Eurimages-supported films were showered with awards on Sunday evening at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, with prizes going to four films selected in the official competition:

Palme d’Or for Amour (“Love”) by Michael Haneke (FR, AT, DE);
Best Actress award (Cristina Flutur & Cosmina Stratan) and Best Screenplay award for Beyond the hills by Cristian Mungiu (RO, FR, BE);
Best Actor award (Mads Mikkelsen) and the Ecumenical Jury Prize for Jagten (“The Hunt”) by Thomas Vinterberg (DK, SE); and
FIPRESCI Prize for In the Fog by Sergei Loznitsa (DE, NL, LV).

The two Eurimages-supported films in the Un Certain Regard competition were also successful, winning the Best Actress award (Emilie Dequenne) for the co-production A perdre la raison (“Our children”) by Joachim Lafosse (BE, LU, CH, FR), and a Special Distinction of the Jury for Djeca (“Children of Sarajevo”) by Aida Begic (BA, DE, FR, TR).

The President of the Eurimages Board of Management, the Executive Director and the entire Secretariat are delighted with this success, which strengthens the Eurimages Fund’s efforts in promoting European cinema through cultural diversity in the field of co-productions.

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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