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Information for Producers - Modification of the Regulations for Co-production Support

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The following modifications to the regulations governing Eurimages’ support for co-production will come into force on 1 January 2015:

1. Changes to the on-line application requirements:

a. The script of the film must now be supplied in the original version and in an English version (as well as, if possible, a French version);

b. The audio-visual and visual material (short and medium-length films, trailers, photos, mood books, etc.) must be supplied in electronic form only, with the exception of feature-length films which must be supplied on DVD in 10 copies.  All material must be supplied in an English version.

c. The following documents are no longer required during the application phase:

i. chain of title agreements;

ii. statements from the co-producers authorising the delegate producer to apply on their behalf.

These documents will now be requested only for the signature of the support agreement.

2. Requests for shooting derogations will now be made at the same time as the application via a dedicated area on the on-line platform.  The request no longer has to be made before submission of the application (Article 1.7.2).

3. The Executive Director may now prolong by 6 months the initial 12-month validity of the Board of Management’s support decision (Article 4.4)

4. For the last payment of the support awarded, the DVDs supplied must now be sub-titled in English (and, if possible, in French) or have an English-language sound track (Article 5.2).

5. For the purposes of reimbursement of the support awarded, sales agents’ commission may now be superior to 25% provided that certain conditions outlined in Article 7.3.4 are met

6. After consultation with the national authorities, the Executive Director may waive the obligation of theatrical release in minority co-producing countries where an alternative distribution strategy has been put in place.

 

 

 

 

 


European Film Awards: a successful night for Eurimages!

17/12/2014 – The 27th ceremony of the European Film Awards which took place on Saturday 13 December in Riga, European capital of culture, acclaimed the co-production between Poland and Denmark, Ida, supported by Eurimages and directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, by awarding it the prizes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Scriptrwriter, Best Photography and Best Public. This film has also just been awarded the European Parliament LUX Prize. The Prize for Best Actress was awarded to Marion Cotillard for her interpretation in Deux jours, une nuit by the Dardenne brothers, a co-production between Belgium, France and Italy supported by the Eurimages Fund. The European co-production Prize – Prix Eurimages was awarded to Ed Guiney. Further information on the EFA website.

Press Release - Prix Eurimages for Ed Guiney

 



15 co-productions supported by Eurimages at the 137th Board of Management meeting

15/12/2014 - At its 137th meeting held from 9 to 12 December 2014 in Turin, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 13 feature films and 2 documentaries for co-production.

List of co-productions supported in 2014

Press Release

 

 

European Film Awards: a successful night for Eurimages!

16/12/2014 – The 27th ceremony of the European Film Awards which took place on Saturday 13 December in Riga, European capital of culture, acclaimed the co-production between Poland and Denmark, Ida, supported by Eurimages and directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, by awarding him the prizes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Scriptrwriter, Best Photography and Best Public. This film has also just been awarded the European Parliament LUX Prize. The Prize for Best Actress was awarded to Marion Cotillard for her interpretation in Deux jours, une nuit by the Dardenne brothers, a co-production between Belgium, France and Italy supported by the Eurimages Fund. The European co-production Prize – Prix Eurimages was awarded to Ed Guiney. Further information on the EFA website.

 


 

15 co-productions supported at the 137th Board of Management meeting

15/12/2014 - At its 137th meeting held from 9 to 12 December 2014 in Turin, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 13 feature films and 2 documentaries for co-production.

List of co-productions supported in 2014

Press Release

 


Ed Guiney, happy winner of the European Co-production Award - Prix EURIMAGES at the European Film Awards

17/11/2014 - This year’s European Co-Production Award – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Irish producer Ed Guiney. Co-founder of the company Element Pictures in Dublin and London, Ed Guiney has been involved in the production and distribution of over 30 feature films, among which many have been supported by Eurimages. The European Co-Production Award – Prix EURIMAGES will be presented during the European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, 13 December 2014. See the press-release.



Syria project wins the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in Copenhagen

17/11/2014 - On Screen Off Record, to be directed by Rami Farah and Lyana Saleh and produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen of Final Cut For Real, has won the second annual Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000 at CPH:FORUM – CPH:DOX’s international financing and co-production event. The jury said this project, reflective on the Syrian conflict in a media-saturated world, was awarded because of “the way familiar footage was presented, allowing deeper understanding of the complexities of the conflict that affects us on so many levels, for the quality of the project and the team, and the organic co-production structure.” The film, now in development, will be a production between Syria, Denmark and France. The story is about several young people in Syria who became citizen journalists and have filmed the turmoil since the beginning, putting their lives in danger. Have a look at the CPH:DOX web-site.

 


Force Majeure triumphs at Seville

17/11/2014 - The Seville European Film Festival came to a close last Saturday giving the Golden Giraldillo for Best Film to Force Majeure (Turist) by Ruben Östlund. This Eurimages-supported co-production between Sweden, Denmark and France also received the Best Screenplay Award. In the meantime, the Grand Audience Award went to Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital and the Eurimages Award for the Best European Co-Production to Kornél Mundruczó’s White God, two Eurimages-supported co-productions. The complete list of awards is here.




4 Eurimages Supported Films among the nominations for the Best European Film in Riga!

13/11/2014 - The EFA has announced the nominees for the European Film Awards in a ceremony held at the Seville European Film Festival. Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's festival hit Ida, a Eurimages supported co-production between Poland and Denmark tops the list of candidates with no less than five nominations, including Best Film, Director and Screenplay, as well as two acting nominations for leads Agata Kulesza and Agata Trzebuchowska. Two other Eurimages supported films have all garnered three nominations: Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Director's Cut Volume I & II (Best Film, Best Actress for Charlotte Gainsbourg and Best Actor for Stellan Skarsgard) and Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Palme d'Or winner Winter Sleep (Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay). Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne's Two Days, One Night and Paolo Virzì's Human Capital, all supported by Eurimages, vie for two awards each. Finally, the Academy has also announced the winners of the technical European Film Awards (in the categories of cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design), in advance, among which the European Cinematographer Award for Lukasz Zal & Ryszard Lenczewski in Ida. The awards ceremony will take place in Riga on 13 December. Full list of nominations here.


Eurimages Co-production Development Award

18/10/2014 – The first Eurimages Co-production Development Award of 20 000 euros presented in the framework of the Junior Co-Production Market organised during the event Cinekid for Professionals in Amsterdam was given to the project An Ocean Between, written and directed by Torfinn Iversen which will be produced by the company Original Film in Norway.
The Jury composed of Eric Goosens (producer, Walking the Dog, Belgium), Magdalena Jangard (specialist consultant in Children’s films at the Swedish Film Institute) and Dorien van de Pas (representative of the Netherlands to the Eurimages Board of Management, Netherlands Film Fund) chose to participate in the development of an original and very personal and sensitive story. It is also a universal sotry with high artistic value. Press Release

22/10/2014 – The Eurimages Co-production Development Award of 30 000 euros presented at the closing of the New Cinema Network organised during the Rome Film Festival, was given to the project 9 Fingers de F. J. Ossang which will be produced by Catherine Dussart.
The Jury composed of Marie-Pierre Duhamel (also member of the Selection Board), Sandra Hebron and the Czech Republic representative to the Eurimages Board of Management, Mrs Elena Kotova, applauded the highly original combination of the philosophical and dramatic intentions of the project.


17 co-productions supported at the 136th Board of Management meeting

17/10/2014 -  At its 136th meeting held from 13 to 16 October 2014 in Strasbourg, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 16 feature film and 1 documentary projects for co-production. (Press Release)

List of co-productions supported in 2014

During this meeting, Eurimages celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Fund with the Permanent Representatives of all member states to the Council of Europe (Speech by Jobst Plog, President, Speech by Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General).


Awards at the 15th edition of the Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma European at the Odyssée Cinema

05/11/2014 – The 15th edition of the Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma Européen Festival, which began on the 1st October 2014 at the Odyssée Cinema, Strasbourg, came to a close on 4 November 2014 with an awards ceremony in the presence of the jury, the President of the Odyssée Cinema Mr Jean-Paul Costa and its director Mr Faruk Günaltay. The closing ceremony was followed by a screening of the film Ida by Pawel Pawlikovski, a co-production between Poland and Denmark, supported by the Eurimages Fund. The Jury, chaired by Ms Ana Vukadinovic, Ambassador of Montenegro to the Council of Europe, awarded:

  • The Odyssée-Council of Europe Prize for artistic creation to the film Alabama Monroe by Felix Van Groeningen
  • The Odyssée-Council of Europe Prize for Human Rights to the film Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz
The producers of Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Elzevir Cie, France) were in attendance at the Odyssée Cinema to receive the Odyssée-Council of Europe Prize for Human Rights from the President of the Jury. See press release.

A Golden Lion for Eurimages at the Venice Film Festival...

06/09/2014 - The Golden Lion for Best Film has been awarded to Swedish Roy Andersson, for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, a co-production between Sweden, Norway, Germany and France supported by Eurimages. The Jury of this 71st Festival, chaired by Alexandre Desplat, chose to reward a film which is surrealistic, absurd, funny and existential. The Eurimages Fund wishes to congratulate the Director, the producers and the film’s cast and crew following this great success. The full list of winners is on the Festival’s website.

 


Obituary

11/09/2014 - It is with great sadness that we have heard about the death of our dearest friend Zsolt Kézdi-Kovàcs, following a long illness. He was 78 years old.
Not only renowned for his work as director, he was also the founder of Magyar Filmunió and worked as the Hungarian representative of Eurimages for 19 years.
Zsolt made 10 full-length feature films (the first in 1970 – Temperate Zone -  won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival). In the 1990s, he began filming an ambitious documentary series (Letter from Transylvania) inspired by the anthropologist Balázs Orbán. He was working on this uncompleted project, which paid homage to the multiculturalism of central and eastern Europe, until his death. All our thoughts go to his family, his spouse, his friends.

 


Call for Project Submissions for the 12th Berlinale Co-Production Market (8-10 February 2015) is now open!

11/09/2014 - The deadline for project submissions is 22 October 2014. Please use the submission form and find more information at the following address: https://www.efm-berlinale.de/en/copromarket/participation/project_submission/project-submission.php.

 

 


This Summer's Festivals...

EIGHT FILMS SUPPORTED BY EURIMAGES AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL!
25/07/2014 – The films of the 71st edition of the Venice International Film Festival have just been revealed: among them, no less than eight European co-productions supported by Eurimages of which 5 have been selected in official competition:

  • The Cut (DE, FR) by Fatih Akin,
  • A Pigeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence (SE, NO, DE, FR) by Roy Andersson
  • Pasolini (FR, IT, BE) by Abel Ferrara
  • La rançon de la gloire (FR, CH, BE) by Xavier Beauvois and
  • Anime Nere (IT, FR) by Francesco Munzi.
The film The President (GE, FR, UK, DE) by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, also supported by Eurimages and selected in the Orizzonti competition, will be screened at the opening of this programme.
Moreover, the French-Belgian co-production by Stéphane Demoustier named Terre battue will have its world première on the Lido as it has been selected in competition of the 29th Critic’s Week which will be held from 27 August to 6 September 2014
Finally, the full version of Nymphomaniac volume 2 - director’s cut (DK, DE, FR) by Lars Von Trier will be screened out of competition.
The Eurimages Secretariat will be at a stand at the Venice Film Market from 28 August to 2 September 2014. Festival’s website.

THE EURIMAGES CO-PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT AWARD
28/08/2014 - The CineLink Awards were dished out on 23 August, during the Sarajevo Film Festival awards ceremony. The Co-Production Market jury, comprising Behrooz Hashemian (Silkroad Production), Čedomir Kolar (ASAP Films), Georges Goldenstern (Cannes Film Festival), Dorien Van de Pas (Netherlands Film Fund), Claire Launay and Annamaria Lodato (ARTE France), presented Eurimages Co-production Development Award (€30 000) to the successful duo Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross (winners of last year’s Heart of Sarajevo for their beautiful In Bloom) for the development of their new project, entitled My Happy Family which will be produced by the company Polare Film established in Tbilisi, Georgia.


Corn Island wins Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival!

15/07/2014 – The Eurimages supported film Corn Island / Simindis kundzuli directed by George Ovashvili and co-produced by Georgia, Germany, France, Czech Republic and Kazakhstan was awarded the Grand Prix – Crystal Globe at the 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which ended last Saturday. This co-production also received the Ecumenical Jury Award while the Eurimages-supported film Bota by Iris Elezi and Thomas Logoreci (Albania, Italy, France) took the Fedeora Award for Best Film from East of the West Competition. More information on the festival web-site.

 


23 co-productions supported at the 135th Board of Management meeting

23/06/2014 -  At its 135th meeting held from 16 to 20 June 2014 in Sarajevo, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 20 feature films, 2 animation films and 1 documentary for co-production. (Press release)

List of co-productions supported in 2014

 


A new Palme d'Or for Eurimages!

26/05/2014
– The Jury of the 67th Cannes Film Festival has awarded the Palme d’Or to the Eurimages-supported film Winter Sleep (Kis Uykusu) by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, a co-production between Turkey, Germany and France, which has also received the International Critics FIPRESCI Prize.

The Eurimages Fund, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary during the Cannes Film Festival, sees its selection choices rewarded by an 8th Palme d’Or and in addition the Prize Un Certain Regard for White God (Hungary, Germany, Sweden) by Kornel Mundruczó and the Jury Prize – Un Certain Regard for Force Majeure (Sweden, Denmark, France) by Ruben Östlund, both supported by Eurimages.

It is the 3rd consecutive Palme d’Or following Amour by Michael Haneke in 2012 and La Vie d’Adèle - Chapters 1 and 2 by Abdellatif Kechiche in 2013 where a Eurimages-supported European co-production has been rewarded.

The Eurimages Fund is delighted with these award-winners which pay tribute to European cinema: through these films, the Fund demonstrates its commitment to fostering cinematographic creativity and once again confirms the strength of the Eurimages label.



19 co-productions supported at the 134th Board of Management meeting

17/03/2014 -  At its 134th meeting held from 11 to 13 March 2014 in Budapest, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 17 feature films, 1 animation film and 1 documentary for co-production. (Press release)


List of co-productions supported in 2014

 


Eurimages co-production La Grande Bellezza wins Academy Award for best foreign language film

04/03/2014 -La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) received the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood.

Paolo Sorrentino’s film, a co-production between Italy and France supported by the Council of Europe’s fund Eurimages, has already won a European Film Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.



Big wins for Eurimages at the Belgian Magritte Awards

04/02/2014
-The fourth edition of the “Magritte” which was held on Saturday evening awarded the animation film Ernest et Célestine, supported by Eurimages and already nominated at the Oscars. Rewarded with the Prize for Best Film and Best Sound, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner received the Prize for Best Director. The Prize for Best Flemish Film in Co-production was awarded to the film Kid by Fien Troch, also winner of the Eurimages Co-production Development Awarded and supported by Eurimages. La Vie d’Adèle by Adbdellatif Kechiche was awarded the prize for Best Foreign Film in Co-production as well as the prize for Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Salée). The co-production Tango Libre, also supported by Eurimages, received the prize for Best Original Screenplay or Adaptation (Philippe Blasband and Anne Paulicevich) as well as the prize for Best Decor (Véronique Sacrez). The prize for Best Editor was awarded to the film Kinshasa Kids (Marie-Hélène Dozo). Finally, three other films supported by Eurimages were awarded – Le Passé by Asghar Farhadi with the prize for Most Promising Young Actress (Pauline Burlet), Le Temps de l’Aventure by Jérôme Bonnell with the prize for Best Supporting Actor (Laurent Capelluto) and La Religieuse by Guillaume Nicloux with the prize for Best Actress to Pauline Etienne. The list of winners can be found on the website of the Magritte.



Eurimages Co-production Development Award is given in recognition to the best 2014 Cinemart Project

31/01/2014
-The 31st CineMart co-production market came to a close on 29 January with the awarding of prizes. The jury composed by Annamaria Lodato (Arte France), Pierre Menahem (MPM Films) and Dorien van de Pas (Netherlands Film Fund) gave the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €30,000 for the best CineMart 2014 project with a European partner to Tabija by Igor Drljaca from Bosnia and Herzegovina, a production of SCCA/pro.ba. The jury stated: “This is a project with great urgency developed by a young team, in an interesting form and style. This will be a film that portrays a generation of young people after a war we all know. We are very much looking forward to see this intense and modern film from a country, that hasn’t made such a film yet.” Igor Drljaca fled with his parents from his homeland to Canada in 1993, where he graduated with a masters’ degree in film production at York University in 2011. During his studies, he made several successful short films. His feature debut Krivina screened at IFFR 2013. Tabija previously received support from the Hubert Bals Fund for script and project development in 2012. More information here.

Ten Eurimages films in Berlin

24/01/2014 -Ten Eurimages supported European co-productions have been selected at the upcoming International Berlin Film Festival (6-16 February 2014):

Stratos (Greece/Germany/Cyprus) by Yannis Economides and In Order of Disappearance (Norway/Denmark/Sweden) by Hans Petter Moland in the Official Competition
Nymphomaniac Volume I (Long Uncut Version) (Denmark/France/Germany) by Lars von Trier is selected Out of Competition
Diplomacy (France/Germany) by Volker Schlöndorff will have its world premiere as Berlinale Special Gala
We Come As Friends – documentary (Austria / France) by Hubert Sauper will have its European premiere within the Berlinale Special screenings
Superegos (Germany/Switzerland/Austria) by Benjamin Heisenberg is selected in the Panorama section
The Blue Wave (Turkey/Germany/Greece/The Netherlands) by Merve Kayan and Zeynep Dadak and The Word (Poland/Denmark) by Anna Kazejak are both selected in the Generation14Plus section
Aunt Hilda (France/Luxembourg) by Jacques-Rémy Girerd is selected in the GenerationKPlus section and
N – The Madness of Reason (Belgium/Germany/The Netherlands) by Peter Kruger is selected in the Forum section

You will find the Eurimages team on the Creative Europe MEDIA stand in the Martin-Gropius-Bau from 6 February onwards.
More information on the Berlinale website.


Golden Globe for La Grande Bellezza

16/01/2014 - Italian director Paolo Sorrentino picked up the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film in Los Angeles for the Eurimages supported co-production La Grande Bellezza (Italy, France) which was the big winner of last year’s European Film Awards, taking home four gongs – for best European director, actor, editor and best film.

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 



 



 


Info for producers

Info for distributors

  • Changes to distribution support in 2015 here!

  • The 2015 Regulations for the Distribution Support Programme, including the application forms, are now available here!


  • As of 1 January 2015, all applications for Scheme II must be submitted once a year at the first deadline, corresponding to the March meeting, i.e. 15 January 2015.

Info for exhibitors

  • Please note that as from 1 January 2015 the digital equipment support programme will cease to exist.

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