|Missions & Objectives:
Promote the European film industry
is the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works. Set up in 1988 as a Partial Agreement it currently has 36 Member States.
Eurimages aims to promote the European film industry by encouraging the production and distribution of films and fostering co-operation between professionals.
|Four programmes to fulfil two objectives|
Eurimages’ first objective is cultural, in that it endeavours to support works which reflect the multiple facets of a European society whose common roots are evidence of a single culture.
The second one is economic, in that the Fund invests in an industry which, while concerned with commercial success, is interested in demonstrating that cinema is one of the arts and should be treated as such.
Bearing this in mind, Eurimages has developed four funding programmes:
The majority (almost 90%) of the Fund’s resources – which originate from member States’ contributions – goes to supporting co-production. Since it was set up in 1988, Eurimages has supported the co-production of 1349 full-length feature films and documentaries as at 31/12/2010. A number of these have received prestigious awards (Oscars, Palme d’Or, Golden Lion…). The rules and conditions under which assistance is awarded are revised each year in order to reflect developments in film-making in the member States and to respond better to the needs of those working in the industry.
The sum committed to assistance for distribution amounts to more then 800,000€ a year.
The Eurimages network is composed of approximately 40 cinemas in four different countries.
This site provides comprehensive information on the four programmes, together with their funding history (co-production, distribution, exhibitions) and the application procedures (coproduction, distribution, exhibitions
theatre digitisation) to be followed.
Resolution setting up a European support fund for the co-production and distribution of creative cinematographic and audiovisual works : Resolution (88)15 revised
Rules of procedure of the Board of Management of the support fund for the co-production and distribution of creative cinematographic and audiovisual works
Financial regulations of the support fund for the co-production and distribution of creative and cinematographic works