The Eurimages Lab Project Award of an amount of 50 000 euros awarded in the framework of the Works-in-Progress of New Nordic Films at the 46th International Film Festival of Norway in Haugesund went to the film Burning Man directed by Itonje Søimer Guttormsen and produced by Maria Ekerhovd (Mer Film, NO). The jury composed of Csaba Bereczki for Eurimages, Ilse Acevedo, Kalle Løchen and Marianne Slot, was seduced by “the original cinematographic exploration of the main character’s road trip whilst she confronts some extreme situations”. A special mention from the Eurimages jury went to the film Season by John Skoog, a visually stunning portrait of rural Sweden that is produced by Palme d’or winner Erik Hemmendorff. Further information on the festival’s website and in the press release.
Moreover, the Norwegian Film Critics Award went to the co-production Border (SE, DK) by Ali Abbasi, supported by Eurimages.
The next Eurimages Lab Project Award will be awarded in the framework of the Agora Works In Progress at the Thessaloniki Film Festival on 8-9 November 2018.
04-07-2018 - The first Eurimages Lab Project Award for 2018 which amounts to 50 000 euros was awarded last night to the project Normal by Adele Tulli in the framework of Karlovy Vary’s Work-In-Progress.
The Jury composed of David Kořínek, Dorien van de Pas for Eurimages and Christoph Terhechte was convinced by the pitch and the images which correspond perfectly with the introduction. This film directed and written by Adele Tulli was produced by Valeria Adilardi, Laura Romano and Luca Ricciardi. Normal meditates on the everyday constraints of gendered reality, producing a poignant reflection on a current and crucial matter. See the press release.
Last but not least, the Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival went to the new Eurimages-supported film by recognised director Radu Jude, entitled I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (RO, CZ, FR, BG). The film, made in the co-production with the Czech Republic, among others, reconstructs a ghastly incident and ingeniously updates Hannah Arendt’s incisive work on the banality of evil. Employing an uncompromising narrative form à la Godard, it demonstrates that committing brutal acts is not the only path to barbarism, for even a mere stunted conscience is enough to lead a person to it. The Grand Jury also awarded a Special Mention to two Eurimages-supported films, one for the Russian co-production film Jumpman (RU, IE, LT, FR) by Ivan Tverdovsky and one for the Slovenian co-production film History of Love (SI, NO, IT) by Sonja Prosenc. More information on the festival's website.