EURIMAGES - European Cinema Support Fund




[22.10.2013] - Jobst Plog re-elected for a third mandate as President of Eurimages (more...)
[25.10.2011] - Jobst Plog re-elected as President of Eurimages (more...)
[20.11.2009] - Jobst Plog elected Chairman of Eurimages (more...)
[16.10.2008] - Jacques Toubon re-elected Chairman of Eurimages (more...)
[11.10.2006] - Jacques Toubon re-elected Chairman of Eurimages (more...)
[05.10.2004] - Jacques Toubon re-elected as President of Eurimages (more...)
[20.08.2004] - Interview - Jacques Toubon: “Europe must improve its film distribution” (more...)
[19.11.2002] - Jacques Toubon elected President of Eurimages (more...)


[27.10.2011] - Georgia joins Eurimages (more...)
[03.03.2011] - Russia joins Eurimages (more...)
[27.07.2009] - Albania joins Eurimages (more...)
- Lithuania joins Eurimages (more...)
[04.03.2005] - Bosnia and Herzegovina joins Eurimages (more...)
[21.01.2005] - Serbia and Montenegro joins Eurimages (more...)
[19.12.2003] - Estonia joins Eurimages (more...)
[02.06.2003] - “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” joins Eurimages (more...)
[22.11.2002] - Croatia joins Eurimages (more...)
[16.10.2001] - Latvia joins Eurimages (more...)
[02.07.1998] - Romania joins (more...)

The news


[20.12.2013] -  18 co-productions supported at the 133rd Board of Management meeting - At its 133rd meeting held from 16 to 19 December 2013 in Vienna, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 15 feature films, 2 animation films and 1 documentary for co-production. (Press release)
List of co-productions supported in 2013

[11.12.2013] - The Broken Circle Breakdown wins EU's LUX Prize - The Eurimages supported co-production between Belgium and The Netherlands by Felix Van Groeningen was chosen by the MEPs to receive the LUX Prize 2013 which was awarded today during a European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg.
All three films selected as finalists for the LUX Prize have been awarded subtitles in the 23 official languages of the European Union, as well as a 35 mm film copy for each member state from the European Parliament. As LUX Prize finalists, they were screened in several important film festivals and at the LUX Film Days across Europe.

[09.12.2013] - Multiple awards for Eurimages at the European Film Awards, Berlin! - The European Film Awards Ceremony which was held on Saturday evening in Berlin awarded no less than nine prizes to European co-productions supported by the Eurimages Fund.
La Grande Bellezza (IT, FR) by Paolo Sorrentino was awarded the Prize for Best European Film, the Prize for Best European Director, the one for Best European Actor for Toni Servillo and the Prize for Best European Editor 2013 for Cristiani Travaglioli. The Prize for Best Comedy given for the first time this year was awarded to the film Love Is All You Need by Susanne Bier (DK, SE), the Prize for Best European Actress 2013 was awarded to Veerle Baetens for her interpretation in The Broken Circle Breakdown (BE, NL) by Felix Van Groeningen and the Prize for Best European Animation Film was awarded to an outstanding co-production, The Congress (DE, BE, PL, LU, FR, IL) by Ari Folman. The film Blancanieves (ES, FR) by Pablo Berger won the Prize for Best Costumes for Paco Delgado and the Prize for Best Sound 2013 was awarded to Matz Müller and Erik Mischijew for the film Paradies : Glaube (AT, FR, DE) by Ulrich Seidl.
Rossy de Palma presented the Co-production Award – Prix EURIMAGES to the producer Ada Solomon (HiFilm, Bucarest) for her precious contribution to the success of European cinema and in particular cinematographic co-production. Full list of award winners is available on the European Film Academy website.

[18.11.2013] - CPH:DOX : The first Eurimages Co-production Development Prize for Documentaries has been awarded to… - The CPH:FORUM event organised in the framework of the CPD:DOX (Copenhagen, 7-17 November 2013) and the Eurimages Fund have awarded the first Eurimages Co-production Development Prize of 15 000 euros for Documentaries to the project Aquarela which will be directed by Victor Kossakovsky (RU) and produced by the companies (DE) and Aconite Productions (GB). Here is a video of her reaction to receiving this award. Further information can be found on the Festival’s website.


[18.11.2013] - Czech Little Crusader wins Eurimages Development Award in Rome - An “original, distinctive and daring project” won the €30,000 Eurimages Co-Production Development Award for the best project presented at the co-production forum New Cinema Network (Rome Film Festival, 8-17/11/2013). The Czech project Little Crusader to be directed by Vaclav Kadrnka and produced by Alice Tabery and Marko Shop for Sirius Film (CZ) convinced the Jury composed of Dorien van de Pas, Marie-Pierre Duhamel and Sandra Hebron as an “original, distinctive and daring project which combines a visionary director with an energetic and ambitious production team, who together have demonstrated to have a clear understanding of co-producing in Europe”.

[18.11.2013] - La Grande Bellezza is awarded the Eurimages Prize in Seville! - The Jury of the Seville European Film Festival (SEFF) which came to a close last Saturday, chose to award the Eurimages Prize of 10 000 euros to the producer of the film La Grande Bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino. This film selected in official competition of the Festival was also awarded the Prize for Best Actor (Toni Servillo) and the Association of Film Writers of Andalusia (Asecan) presented its award for the Official Section to La grande bellezza, by Paolo Sorrentino, “for composing a fabulous fresco of society that represents the western world, making a profound criticism through beauty as a human creation”.
The Audience Grand Prix for the EFA Selection, a section made up by the most awarded and applauded European films, was for Alabama Monroe, by Felix Van Groeningen, Belgium’s representative for the Oscar.

[22.10.2013] - Jobst Plog élu pour un troisième mandat de Président d'EurimagesDuring its 132nd meeting in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 15-17 October 2013, the Eurimages Board of Management decided to renew once again the mandate of its President Mr Jobst Plog for a second two-year term until 19 November 2015. (Press Release)

[18.10.2013]  20 co-productions supported at the 132nd Board of Management meeting - At its 132nd meeting held from 15 to 17 October 2013 in Vilnius, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 14 feature films, 3 animation films and 3 documentaries for co-production. (Press Release)
List of co-productions supported in 2013

[18.09.2013] Eurimages at San Sebastian Festival... - Four Eurimages supported films will be screened during the 61st Edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival (20-28 September 2013):
Cannibal by Manuel Martín Cuenca (ES, RO, RU, FR), selected in the Official Competition;
Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi (Witching and Bitching) by Álex de la Iglesia (ES, FR), selected Out of Competition and
The Gambler by Ignas Jonynas (LT, LV) and Yozgat Blues by Mahmut Fazil Coskun (TR, DE), both selected in the New Directors Section.
Moreover, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) will grant its Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year to the Eurimages supported co-production La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1&2 (Blue is the Warmest Colour) by Abdellatif Kechiche (FR, BE, ES) during the opening gala of the San Sebastian Festival on 20 September 2013.
Iris Cadoux, Project Manager within Eurimages Secretariat, will attend the Festival from 23 to 26 September 2013. San Sebastian Festival website.

[09.09.2013] Eurimages in Venice... - The Jury of the 70th Venice Film Festival chaired by Bernardo Bertolucci awarded last Saturday the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress to Elena Cotta (pictured) in the Eurimages supported co-production Via Castellana Bandiera by Emma Dante (IT, CH, FR). This film was also given several collateral awards among which the Francesco Pasinetti Awards for Best Actors, the Lina Mangiacapre Award, the Soundtracks Stars Award as well as a Special Mention for a debut film from the Young Jury Members of the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival. The Eurimages supported co-production Zoran, il Moi Nipote Scemo (Zoran, my Nephew The Idiot), by Matteo Oleotto (IT, SI) was also rewarded with the FEDIC Award, the Schermi di Qualità Award, the RaroVideo – International Critics’ Week Award and a Special Mention from the Venice International critics’ Week to Giuseppe Battiston, its main actor. Last but not least, the Eurimages supported co-production between Germany and France selected out of competition, Die Andere Heimat – Chronik Einer Sehnsucht (Home from Home – Chronicle of a Vision) by Edgar Reitz, received a Special Mention Mouse d’Argento among the Mouse d’Oro Awards.

[26.08.2013] Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in Sarajevo - The Jury of the CineLink which was held during the Sarajevo Film Festival presented the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (€30,000) last Saturday to a project entitled Park, written and directed by Sofia Exarchou and produced by Amanda Livanou from the companies Guanaco Film Co and Beben Films in Greece. The jury, composed of Jacqueline Ada (CNC), Behrooz Hashemian (Silkroad Production), Cedomir Kolar (ASAP Films), Georges Goldenstern (Cannes Film Festival), Remi Burah (ARTE France), Annamaria Lodato (ARTE France) and Petri Kemppinen (Eurimages representative for Finland), highlighted “a project about young people and their need to be accepted in a country that is going through socially and economically not so glorious times”.
Moreover, the Cineuropa Prize amounting to €5,000, awarded to a film which, besides its undeniable artistic qualities promotes the idea of European dialogue and integration, went to the Eurimages supported co-production With Mom by Faruk Lončarević (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovenia).
Last but not least, and as in all previous years, the Sarajevo Film Festival presented the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award which honours an individual for exceptional contribution to the affirmation and development of South East film industry. The 2013 Sarajevo Film Festival presented its highest honour to Béla Tarr, one of the most significant directors of our time and founder of the film factory at the Sarajevo School for Science and Technology (SSST) and Roberto Olla, Executive Director of Eurimages.

[06.07.2013] The Notebook receives the Crystal Globe in Karlovy Vary - The Jury of the 48th International Film Festival of Karlovy Vary awarded the Crystal Globe to the drama by János Szász, The Notebook, a co-production between Hungary, Germany, France and Austria supported by Eurimages. This film was also awarded the Europa Cinemas Label "for its intense depiction of childhood, death and life during wartime, with many metaphors, realistic violence, but also hope for a better future".

[25.06.2013] 21 co-productions supported at the 131th Board of Management meeting - At its 131st meeting held from 17 to 21 June 2013 in Marseille, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 19 feature films, 1 animation film and 1 documentary for co-production. (Press release)

List of co-productions supported in 2013

[27.05.2013] Another Palme d'Or for Eurimages ! - The jury of the 66th Festival of Cannes, presided over by the American director and producer Steven Spielberg, awarded the Palme d’Or to the Franco-Tunisian filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche for La Vie  d’Adèle and his two actresses, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.  This Eurimages supported co-production between France, Belgium and Spain, based on the comic strip Blue is the Warmest Colour by Julie Maroh, conquered the hearts of the critics from the moment the screening had ended. It was also named best film in the main competition at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival by the Fipresci International Federation of Film Critics on Saturday 25 May.
The prize for Best Actress went to Bérénice Béjo for The Past by Asghar Farhadi, a co-production between France and Italy supported by Eurimages which also received the Ecumenical Jury Prize.  Lastly, the Grand Prix of Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival was awarded on Thursday, 23 May, to the Italian directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza for their film Salvo, a Franco-Italian co-production supported by Eurimages.  This film, which tells the story of Salvo, a killer in the Sicilian Mafia, a loner, cold, ruthless, upset by his encounter with Rita, a young blind woman, also received the France 4 “Prix Revelation”.
The Eurimages Fund is delighted with this success which honours its choices. These films demonstrate the Fund’s commitment to fostering cinematographic creativity and once again confirm the strength of the Eurimages label.

The full prize list can be consulted at the Cannes Film Festival website.

Interview Roberto Olla

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[16.04.2013]– Eurimages in Istanbul - The 32nd Istanbul Film Festival Jury rewarded two Eurimages supported films with 3 main awards:  the Golden Tulip Best Director Award went to Asli Özge for her co-production Hayatboyu/Lifelong (TR, DE, NL),  the Golden Tulip for Best Director of Photography Award was presented to Emre Erkmen for his work in the same film; the Golden Tulip Best Actor Award was given to Ercan Eksal for his performance in Yozgat Blues (TR, DE) by Mahmut Fazil Coskun.
The FACE Award presented with the co-operation of the Council of Europe and Eurimages went to Syngué Sabour/Patience Stoneby Atiq Rahimi. A Special Mention Prize in the Human Rights in Cinema Competition was presented to Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza/An episode in the life of an iron picker by Danis Tanovic and Jiseul by Muel O.

[28.03.2013]Interview with Mr Jobst Plog - We have to accept that people are different - With the new online application system, a paperless era begins at Eurimages. The European Cinema Support Fund for Co-Productions will no longer accept paper applications – the new system will be available on the Eurimages web site from 3 April 2013. Eurimages will also be launching a new support programme for distribution and marketing – President Jobst Plog explains why he believes that it will not work in Europe to set only one standard. Interview with Mr Jobst Plog.

[25.02.2013]Love from the César and Oscar awards - Incredible week-end for the Eurimages supported co-production Love (FR, AT, DE) by Michael Haneke which entered the history of the César in Paris on Friday night with the five most important awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Best Screenplay, just before getting the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film last night in Los Angeles. The César for Best Animation Film has been awarded to the Eurimages supported co-production Ernest et Célestine (FR, LU, BE) by Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier and Benjamin Renner.

[18.02.2013]Blanchanieves triumphs at the Goya Awards... - The Eurimages supported co-production Blancanieves (ES, FR) by Pablo Berger met all expectations and triumphed at the gala for the Goya awards ceremony with a total of 10 trophies: Best Film, Best Actress in a main role (Maribel Verdu), Best Female Newcomer (Macarena Garcia), Best Original Screenplay (Pablo Berger), Best Cinematography, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Original Song, Best Art Direction (Alain Bainée), Best Costum Design, Best Make-Up and Hair-Styling. Since its first awards at the San Sebastian International Film Festival this film has been rewarded many times all over the world.

[18.02.2013]Eurimages in Berlin - Eurimages Fund was very proud to see 9 of the films it has supported selected at the Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2013), 3 of which were in the official competition: Paradise: Hope by Ulrich Seidl (AT, FR, DE), Layla Fourie by Pia Marais (DE, FR, NL, ZA) and The Nun by Guillaume Nicloux (FR, DE, BE). Night Train to Lisbon (DE, CH, PT) by Bille August was selected out of competition. The co-productions The Broken Circle Breakdown (BE, NL) by Felix van Groeningen, It’s all so Quiet (NL, DE) by Nanouk Leopold and Lifelong (TR, NL, DE) by Asli Ozge all premiered in the Panorama section. The film The Zigzag Kid (NL, BE) by Vincent Bal was selected in the Generation KPlus competition and Circles (RS, HR, SI, BA, DE, FR) by Srdan Golubović was be screened within the Forum selection. This latest has been awarded the Forum Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the co-production The Broken Circle Breakdown by Felix van Groeningen received the Panorama Audience Award PPP for Best Fiction as well as the Label Europa Cinemas from the FIPRESCI Jury. Layla Fourie by Pia Marais was awarded a Special Mention by the International Jury.
Eurimages took the opportunity of this event to make a presentation of the new dematerialisation platform, which requires the on-line filing of applications for support as from the next call for projects on 22 April 2013, during the information day organised by MEDIA (11 February 2013).

[11.02.2013]New Eurimages Co-Production Development Award dedicated to Documentaries – The Eurimages Fund has the pleasure to announce the creation of a new Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, a cash prize of 15,000 euros, dedicated to documentaries which will be given during CPH:DOX Copenhagen Int Documentary Festival in the framework of CPH:FORUM (next edition on 13-15 November 2013 Press-release.

[31.01.2013]Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in Rotterdam - The Jury of the 30th edition of CineMart which took place at the IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam) from 27 to 30 January 2013 gave the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (€30,000) for the Best CineMart 2013 Project with a European partner to Jätten (The Giant) by Johannes Nyholm, a co-production of BeoFilm Productions (Denmark) and Garagefilm International (Sweden).
The jury composed of Olivier Père (Head of Cinema) from ARTE France Cinéma, Annamaria Lodato (Head of Communications) from ARTE France, Petri Kemppinen (Board member) from Eurimages, Himesh Kar (Consultant) and Amy Richardson (Project Coordinator) from WorldView highlighted: “A project of a talented filmmaker who is about to make a leap from widely appreciated short films to his first fiction that will be a tender melodrama.”
CineMart was the first platform of its kind to offer filmmakers the opportunity to launch their ideas to the international film industry and to find the right connections to get their projects financed. Launching about 35 new projects in need of additional financing, CineMart also heralds an important start of the 'film year'.

[14.01.2013]Love wins Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film - During the 70th Golden Globes ceremony which took place last night in Bervely Hills, the co-production Love (FR, AT, DE) – supported by Eurimages – by Michael Haneke, was awarded Best Foreign Language Film.



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Info for producers

  • The new regulations for Co-production support are now available! They will come into force on 1 January 2016. Click here to access the full text!

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.

    Full participation in the Creative Europe-Media Sub-programme is announced for 2016 for “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Albania and Serbia. Therefore these countries will no longer be eligible for Eurimages’ theatre support programme.

    Only theatres located in Eurimages member states that do not have access to support under the Creative Europe MEDIA programme are eligible for the Eurimages programme of support for theatres: Armenia, Georgia, Russian Federation, Switzerland and Turkey.


Info for distributors

  • From 1 January 2016, the rules for Eurimages' support for distribution have been modified.

    Full participation in the Creative Europe-Media Sub-programme is announced for 2016 for “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Albania and Serbia. Therefore these countries will no longer be eligible for Eurimages’ distribution support programmes.

    This support is intended for professionals based in Eurimages member states which do not have access to the EU Creative Europe-MEDIA distribution programme: Armenia, Georgia, Russian Federation, Switzerland and Turkey.

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