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Main award-winning Eurimages films (list)

At the end of 2015 the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund joined forces with four European festivals to establish the “EURIMAGES LAB PROJECT AWARD” for innovative projects exploring new forms of expression, as from 2016.

This award, amounting to €50,000, will be presented by the Karlovy Vary International Film festival, the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the European Film Festival des Arcs within the framework of their “Works in Progress” events.

To be eligible, projects must be mainly produced in a Eurimages member state, participate in one of the above events and show co-operation between at least two countries. The award – one per festival – will be granted by an international jury of film professionals, art curators and Eurimages members for four innovative projects. The Eurimages Secretariat will then enter into an agreement with the award winners.

Filmmakers will get the possibility to complete the shooting and/or post-production of their films, made and/or produced outside the standard rules of filmmaking, both in terms of dramaturgy and production. Projects will be chosen on the basis of pre-shot material shown at the “Works in Progress” events hosted by the selected festivals.

Through the “LAB PROJECT AWARD” Eurimages is investing in new forms of cinematographic expression which are often at the crossroads of other art forms, and actively participating in the renewal of European cinema.

For further information on these events:

The projects rewarded by the Eurimages Lab Project Award are:

Perseverance (Vztrajanje) (SI, HR, IT, RS) by Miha Knific, produced by Siniša Juričič – Karlovy Vary 2016
The wind blew on (IS) by Katrín Ólafsdóttir, produced by Katrín Ólafsdóttir and Katie Nicoll - Haugesund 2016


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, Rome and Tallinn 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 (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/ (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).
God exists, her name is Petrunija by Teona S Mitevska, produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski (Macedonia) - CineLink 2016


In 2007, the Eurimages Fund became a patron of the European Film Academy and created an award for co-production – the Eurimages Prize – aimed at rewarding each year the work of one or two producers having participated in the co-production of Eurimages supported projects. The main objective of this award is to acknowledge the decisive position which co-production occupies within the European film industry.

Since 2009, the Eurimages Prize is awarded during the official ceremony of the European Film Awards.

The past prize-winners are:
Margaret Menegoz (FR) and Veit Heiduschka (AT) in 2007
Bettina Brokemper (DE) and Vibeke Windeløv (DK) in 2008
Diana Elbaum (BE) and Jani Thiltges (LU) in 2009
Zeynep Özbatur (TR) in 2010
Mariela Besuievsky (ES) in 2011
Helena Danielsson (SE) in 2012
Ada Solomon (RO) in 2013
Ed Guiney (IE) in 2014
Andrea Occhipinti (IT) in 2015

The next European Film Awards Ceremony will take place on 10 December 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland.

The LUX Prize

The LUX Prize (in Latin, lux means light), was established in 2007, as a tangible symbol of the European Parliament’s commitment to the European film industry and its creative endeavours. No matter what individual, historical or social issue it illustrates, each film in the LUX Prize Official Selection gives a glimpse of Europeans — their lives, their convictions, their doubts, and their quest for identity.
Winners of the LUX Prize:
Auf der anderen Seite by Fatik Akin (2007)
Le silence de Lorna by the Dardenne brothers (2008) - supported by Eurimages -,
Welcome by Philippe Lioret (2009),
Die Fremde by Feo Aladag (2010),
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro by Robert Guédiguian (2011),
Shun Li and the Poet by Andrea Segre (2012),
The Broken Circle Breakdown by Felix van Groeningen (2013),
Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski (2014)
Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (2015).

Each of these films has benefited from European Parliament financial support to pay for subtitling in the 24 official languages of the European Union (EU), including an adaptation of the original version for visually- or hearing-impaired people, and for producing a 35 mm print for each EU Member State or supporting the subsequent DVD release.

Eurimages is now taking part in the selection procedure of the films in competition for this prize.

Link to the LUX Prize website

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