20/08/2018 – The Eurimages Co-production Development Award of an amount of 20 000 euros awarded in the framework of the CineLink Co-production Market at the Sarajevo Film Festival was given to the project Safe Place which will be directed by Juraj Lerotić and produced by the company Propeler Film (HR) in co-operation with Staragara (SI). The jury composed of Annamaria Lodato, Behrooz Hashemian, Boban Jevtić for Eurimages, Čedomir Kolar, Danijel Hočevar, Georges Goldenstern and Sehad Čekić were touched by this very strong personal film.
Moreover, the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Director was awarded to Iona Uricaru for her film Lemonade, a co-production between Romania, Germany and Canada supported by Eurimages, and the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor was awarded to Leon Lučev for her role in The Load by Ognjen Glavonic, another co-production supported by Eurimages between Serbia, France and Croatia. See the full list of award winners on the Festival’s website.
The next Eurimages Co-production Development Award will be given in San Sebastian at the close of the VIIth Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum which will take place from 23 to 26 September 2018.
04-06-2018 - The Eurimages Co-production Development Award of an amount of 20 000 euros was awarded on Saturday evening in Cluj (RO) in the framework of the Transilvania International Film Festival's Co-Production Market (Transilvania Pitch Stop) to the project Frost which will be directed by Pavle Vučković and produced by Stefan Mladenović and Maja Kecojević (Plan 9, RS). The jury was composed of Uldis Dimisevskis, member of the Eurimages Board of Management, and of producers Cedomir Kolar (A.S.A.P. Films) and Nadia Turincev (Rouge International).
Moreover, the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival rewarded four Eurimages-supported co-productions: Pororoca (RO, FR) by Constantin Popescu received the Best Feature Award of the Romanian Days section while Ivana Mladenovic's Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (RO, BE, RS) obtained the Best Debut Feature Award of the same section. The Berlinale winner Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie received a Special Mention from the Romanian Days Jury and last but not least, another Special Mention worth 1,000 Euro was awarded for the first time to a young Romanian actor, Mircea Postelnicu, for his role in Calin Peter Netzer's Ana, Mon Amour (RO, DE, FR). More information on the Festival's website.
26-03-2018 - Last Thursday, the Eurimages Co-production Development Award for documentaries(€15,000) presented at the CPH:FORUM in Copenhagen went to the project Journey to Utopia to be directed by Erlend Eirik Mo and produced by Lise lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK). The jury, consisting of Tobias Pausinger, Eurimages Board Member, Marit Van Den Elshout, Head of IFFR Pro, and Vibeke Vogel, managing director and founder of Bullitt film, decided to grant this prize to “a brutally honest project which, by telling an intimate story, touches upon big universal matters we are all occupied with”. See the press release.
09-03-2018 - The very first Eurimages Co-production Development Award presented in the framework of Cartoon Movie went to the project entitled Kara which will be directed by Sinem Sakaoglu and co-produced by Visual Distractions (Germany) and Beast Animation (Belgium). The jury composed of Karin Schockweiler (representative of Luxembourg to the Eurimages Board of Management), Felix Vanginderhuysen (JEF - Belgium) and Sara Wikler (STUDIOCANAL - France) wanted to encourage this ambitious art house-project done by a young female talent and supported by experienced and inspired producers. See the press release.
19-02-2018 - Last night, during the Eurimages cocktail held in co-operation with Berlinale Co-Production Market, the Eurimages Co-production Development Award went to the project The War Has Ended by Hagar Ben Asher, to be co-produced by the companies Madants (PL), Match Factory (DE) and Transfax (IL). The jury considered that this project which has a strong structure treated a difficult story in a sophisticated manner. They were particularly impressed by the artistic side of the puppets and their use in the drama and wanted to support this talented director.
- Further information on the Festival's website
01/02/2018 - The very first Eurimages Co-production Development Award of 2018 was awarded last night at the close of the 35th Cinemart edition, Rotterdam’s International Film Festival’s co-production market, to the project entitled Mitra by Kaweh Modiri which will be produced by the company BALDR Film (NL). The jury composed of Arben Zharku, Dorien van de Pas (for Eurimages) and Rachel Ellis was impressed by the bravery of the filmmaker, who presented a very personal and delicate story on retribution and guilt. See the press release on the festival’s website.