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23 November 2021
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Paul Amundsen

Paul Amundsen

MARIA EKERHOVD! This year, the Eurimages Co-production Award presented in the framework of the European Film Awards pays tribute to the Norwegian producer Maria Ekerhovd for her contribution to the success of film co-production.
Founder of the production company Mer Film which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, she has received support from Eurimages for numerous co-productions including What Will People Say (NO, DE) by Iram Haq en 2016, Suicide Tourist (DK, SE, FR, DE, NO) by Jonas Arnby in 2018 and more recently The Innocents (NO, FR, SE, DK, FI) by Eskil Vogt which premiered in Un Certain Regard at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and which has just received the European Film Award for Best Sound (Gisle Tveito & Gustaf Berger).

The Eurimages Co-production Award will be presented at the European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin on 11 December 2021. More information in the press-release.

More films supported by Eurimages are among the first winners of the European Film Awards since Natural Light (HU,FR,LV) by Dénes Nagy won the European Film Award for Best Production Design (Márton Ágh) while Lamb (IS, PL, SE) by Jóhansson Valdimar received the European Film Award for Best Visual Effects (Peter Hjorth & Fredrik Nord) and Titane (FR, BE) by Julia Ducournau obtained the European Film Award for Best Make-Up & Hair (Flore Masson, Olivier Afonson & Antoine Mancini).

Other co-productions supported by the Fund are nominated in the main categories among which we can mention Compartment N°6 (FI, DE, EE, RU) by Juho Kuosmanen, Quo Vadis, Aida? (BH, NO, RO, AT, DE, FR, PL, NL) by Jasmila Žbanić or The Worst Person in the World (NO, FR, SE, DK) by Joachim Trier.

The winners will be announced at the ceremony of the European Film Awards on Saturday, 11 December, in Berlin.