Special measures taken by Eurimages in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic: latest information
Last updated on 10 July 2020
Susan Newman Baudais, in charge of this programme, and all the Project Managers are at your disposal to answer any questions by e-mail. The Fund's offices in Strasbourg have now re-opened though some staff members may occasionally be teleworking.
Can applications still be submitted for the upcoming deadlines?
The 25 August and 20 October co-production project submission deadlines are maintained. Projects submitted at these deadlines will be examined as foreseen on 12 to 16 October and 7 to 10 December 2020.
I have a question regarding a project which I am intending to submit / have submitted for support for the 25 August deadline. Who should I contact?
Prior to submission please send an e-mail with your question to email@example.com or directly to one of the project managers if you are already in contact.
Once the project has been submitted, you will be contacted by the project manager who will be dealing with your file.
How will the Fund take decisions regarding co-production projects and other requests if its Board of Management cannot meet in October or December?
If new travel or health and safety restrictions meant that the Board could not physically meet in October and December 2020, decisions will still be taken, using videoconferencing and exceptional written procedures.
Signature of Eurimages’ Support Agreements and other contractual documents
Eurimages Support Agreements and other contractual documents, such as the List of Deductions, can now be signed by electronic signature. Producers currently in the contracting and second payment phases should contact their project managers to find out how to proceed.
Validity of support decisions taken during 2020
Further to a unanimous decision of the Board of Management of the Fund, all co-production support decisions taken during 2020 will have an extended validity of 20 months, instead of the usual 12 months foreseen in Article 4.4 of the Co-production Support Regulations. This means that projects supported during 2020 will now have 20 months, starting from the date of decision of the Board, to sign the Eurimages Support Agreement and commence principal photography.
Change to theatrical release requirements
Delegate producers of projects supported by Eurimages and whose theatrical release has been cancelled or indefinitely postponed due to the closure of cinemas, are asked to please note that the ‘force majeure’ clauses of the Support Agreement signed with Eurimages will apply. Therefore, Eurimages will, during this period only, accept other forms of presentation to the public, such as VOD, TVOD or d-cinema, in both majority and minority co-producing countries. Should your supported project be in this situation, please contact your Eurimages project manager by e-mail, who will advise you how to proceed.
Interruptions to principal photography
In the case of interruptions, provided the Eurimages Support Agreement has been or can be signed, release of the first payment of the Fund’s support can be made on presentation of a declaration confirming the start of shooting. The interruption will be considered as falling under the ‘force majeure’ clause of the Eurimages Support Agreement, and therefore accepted by Eurimages as a valid reason for the break in production. However, should production be definitively abandoned, producers are asked to inform without delay their Eurimages project manager by e-mail.
Can I send publicity material by post?
Yes, our offices in Strasbourg are now open and signed Agreements, DVDs and publicity material may be sent as usual.
Sergio Garcia de Leaniz and Nathalie Monteillet are continuing to deal with each of the activities of the programme, amongst which the Eurimages Awards and the partnerships: Do not hesitate to contact them by e-mail for the follow-up of current files. You should note that promotion programme contracts can now be signed by electronic signature. Eurimages Co-production Development and Lab Project Prizes will continue to be awarded during the summer months, provided that the host event takes place either online or physically.
Regarding repayment of co-production support, please proceed as usual and send your revenue statements to Eurimages.firstname.lastname@example.org . Questions can be sent to the same address.
Barbara Sturm-Lotz, Eurimages’ Royalties Officer, will contact you if and when necessary.
For questions on Collection Account Managements Agreements (CAMAs) or on revenue waterfall, please contact the relevant Eurimages project manager or Thierry Hugot by e-mail. Collection agreements can be signed digitally, as these systems are used by most collection agents. Eurimages can also make available its own secure electronic signature platform for signature of contractual documents if required. Hard paper versions of the collection agreements can be signed at a later stage if required by other partners.
For any questions regarding Readers, please contact email@example.com.
I have general questions about the functioning of the Eurimages Fund. Who should I contact?
Please send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- EFAD : https://europeanfilmagencies.eu/news-publications/our-press-releases/241-measures-by-efad-members-to-mitigate-the-consequences-of-the-covid-19-outbreak
- Europa Cinemas: https://www.europa-cinemas.org/en
- European Audiovisual Observatory: https://www.obs.coe.int/en/web/observatoire/covid-19-audiovisual-sector-measures