The Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund has joined forces with co-production markets in Rotterdam (CineMart), Berlin (Berlinale Co-Production Market), Sarajevo (CineLink), Rome (New Cinema Network), Amsterdam (Cinekid) and Copenhagen (CPH:FORUM) to award the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award. The award, a cash prize of €20,000 euros for feature films at Rotterdam, Berlin, Sarajevo, Amsterdam and Rome film festivals, and €15,000 for documentaries at Copenhagen film festival, has been created to promote the Fund’s role in encouraging European co-production from the initial stages of a project.
To be eligible, projects must participate in one of these markets and be designed from the outset as a European co-production, other than in purely financial terms, between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund.
The projects rewarded by the Prize for the Development of Co-Production since its creation are:
Wolf by Bogdan Mustata, produced by Bucarest Strada Film (RO) – Cinelink 2010
Chaika by Miguel Angel Jimenez, produced by the company Kinoskopik (ES) – New Cinema Network 2010
Kid by Fien Troch, produced by Prime Time (BE) – CineMart 2011
Yozgat Blues by Mahmut Fazil Coskun, produced by Hokus Fokus Film (TR) – CineLink 2011
Off Frame by Mohanad Yaqubi, produced by Monkey Bay Productions (FR) – New Cinema Network 2011
Humidity by Nikola Ljuca, produced by Dart Film (RS) - CineMart 2012
To Saroma (A Blast) by Syllas Tzoumerkas, produced by Homemade Films (GR) - CineLink 2012
Mordogan by Jessica Krummacher, produced by Lieblingsfilm GmbH & Klappboxfilme GbR (DE) - New Cinema Network 2012
Jätten (The Giant) by Johannes Nyholm, co-produced by BeoFilm Productions (Denmark) and Garagefilm International (Sweden) - CineMart 2013
Park by Sofia Exarchou, produced by Amanda Livanou with the companies Guanaco Film Co and Beben Films (GR) - CineLink 2013
Aquarela by Victor Kossakovsky, produced by the companies ma.ja.de (DE) and Aconite Productions (GB) - CPH:FORUM 2013
Little Crusader by Vaclav Kadrnka, produced by Alice Tabery and Marko Shop for Sirius Film (CZ) - New Cinema Network 2013
Tabija by Igor Drljaca, produced by SCCA/pro.ba (BA) - CineMart 2014
My Happy Family by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, produced by Simon Gross with the company Polare Film (GE) - CineLink 2014
An Ocean Between by Torfinn Iversen, produced by Original Film (NO) - Cinekid for Professionals, Junior Co-production Market 2014
9 Fingers by F.J. Ossang, produced by Catherine Dussart Productions, CDP Sarl (FR) - New Cinema Network 2014
On Screen Off Record by
Rami Farah and Lyana Saleh, produced by Final Cut For Real (DK) - CPH:FORUM 2014
Tonic Immobility by Nathalie Teirlinck, produced by Savage Film (BE) - CineMart 2015
3 Days in Quiberon by Emily Atef, produced by Rohfilm (DE) - Berlinale Co-Production Market 2015
A Ballad by Aida Begić, produced by Adis Djapo, Film House Sarajevo (BA) - CineLink 2015
Just like my Son by Costanza Quatriglio, produced by Andrea Paris, Ascent Films (IT) - New Cinema Network (2015) - Special Mention to Kutlug Ataman's projet entitled Hilal, Feza and other planets, produced by Tacim Acik
Bo by Esmé Lammers, written by Barbara Jurgens, produced by Guusje van Deuren, Waterland Film (NL) - Cinekid for Professionals, Junior Co-production Market 2015 - Special Mention to the project Kaytek the Wizard by Magdalena Lazarkiewics to be co-produced by Mediabrigade (PL), TVP S.A. (PL), Dreamsound Sp.z.o.o. (PL) and Loveframe s.r.o. à Prague (CZ).
The Golden Dawn Case by Håvard Bustnes, produced by Christian Falch, Faction Film (NO) - CPH:FORUM 2015
Motherland by Tomas Vengris, produced by Studio Uljana Kim (LT) - Baltic Event Co-production Market 2015
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani (DE), produced by the company Sommerhaus Filmproduktion (DE) - CineMart 2016
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Pierre Földes, produced by Cinéma Defacto (FR) and Proton Cinema (HU) - Berlinale Co-Production Market 2016 - Special Mention to the projects Memories from the Cell by Alvaro Brechner produced by Tornasol (ES) and The Little Comrade by Moonika Siimets, produced by the company Amrion (EE).