EURIMAGES - European Cinema Support Fund


Film Digitisation support


The support programme for the digitisation of films ended on 1 January 2011. The last support requests were examined at the Board of Management meeting in December 2010.

Between 2007 and 2010, Eurimages has offered digitisation support for the production of DCI-compliant digital masters (minimum 2K) intended for digital cinema projections, VOD, satellite distribution and high resolution internet distribution. This support was destined for producers of films supported by Eurimages through the co-production support programme. In three years, Eurimages has supported the digitisation of more than 60 films for an amount exceeding € 800,000.

Since 1 January 2011, projects supported in the framework of the co-production support programme, must include a digital master copy for cinema release (min. 2K compatible with DCI specifications or ISO norms on D-Cinema). Thus, the production budget must include the relevant costs necessary for the completion of a digital master copy (see Articles 1.1.6 and 1.9.4).


 The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) compilation is a source of basic information for all those interested in digital film support within the Eurimages funding frame. It covers both technical issues of digitisation and Eurimages funding aspects.

 The glossary offers additional information, such as definitions of vocabulary and acronyms usually encountered in digital cinema technology explained in general terms.

 The flow-chart provides an overview of the digitisation process.

 For a more in-depth description of technical aspects, internet platforms, funding institutions, organizations, expert groups and online blogs dealing with digital cinema, please check our link collection.


Info for producers

  • Eurimages regrets to announce the death of Barbara Stroink. For nearly 20 years, from 1990 to 2009, Barbara was the highly esteemed substitute for successive representatives from the Netherlands. She was greatly appreciated by all who were lucky enough to work with her. Eurimages wishes to express its sincere condolences to her family and will always remember her wonderful personality.

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.

Info for distributors

  • As Albania is now eligible for distribution support from the Creative Europe Programme, Albanian distributors can no longer receive support from the Eurimages distribution scheme, except for Scheme I in the cases referred to in Article 2.2 of the Regulations.

    As Turkey is now eligible for development audience support from the Creative Europe Programme, Turkish distributors can no longer receive support from the Eurimages distribution scheme II, but are still eligible for Scheme I.

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