Special measures taken by Eurimages in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic: latest information
Last updated on 3 April 2020
Can applications still be submitted for the upcoming deadlines?
For the moment, the 16th April co-production project submission deadline is maintained. Projects submitted at the deadline will be examined at a date to be confirmed.
I have a question regarding a project which I am intending to submit / have submitted for support for the 16 April deadline. Who should I contact?
Prior to submission please send an e-mail with your question to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The meeting of the Eurimages Board of Management due to take place from 17 to 20 March 2020 in Zagreb has been cancelled. What will happen for the projects which were submitted for support and for other decisions which were supposed to be taken at this meeting?
Producers whose projects were due to be examined at this meeting have been informed, as have distributors and exhibitors affected by this cancellation.
As soon as a decision has been taken on when and how the submitted projects can be examined, we will inform applicants.The Working Group meetings due to take place in March have been held by videoconference and their recommendations will be put forward to the Board of Management. We are still working on a solution for the Board of Management to take decisions on their recommendations using exceptional procedures.
How is the Fund going to take decisions regarding co-production projects and other requests if they can no longer meet?
Several thematic working groups of the Board of Management of Eurimages have already met by videoconference and we are working on a solution for the Board of Management to take decisions on their recommendations using exceptional procedures.
Signature of Eurimages’ Support Agreements and other contractual documents
We are preparing alternative means of signature of the Eurimages Support Agreement and other contractual documents, such as the List of Deductions, to replace the circulation of hard copies, as previously required. Producers currently in the contracting and second payment phases will be informed how to proceed as soon as possible. In the meantime, please do not send material (signed Agreements, DVDs, publicity material) to our offices in Strasbourg as it may not reach us due to transport restrictions.
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?
As we are all teleworking and due to transport restrictions, please do not send any material (signed Agreements, DVDs, publicity material) to our offices in Strasbourg. Contact your project manager who will advise you how to proceed.
DVDs required for final payments
As we can no longer take physical delivery of DVDs, please prepare these as required by your Support Agreement, but do not send them. Instead, please provide a link to the film to your project manager. Provision of this link will allow release of the final payment, provided all other documents are in order. The link is for internal Eurimages use only, and will not be made available outside the Fund. Once normal courier services is resumed, you should forward the DVDs. On receipt of the DVDs the link will be erased.
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. Eurimages is currently preparing to use other means of signing contractual documents which, when validated, may also apply to contracts linked to the promotion programme .
Regarding repayment of co-production support, please proceed as usual and send your revenue statements to Eurimages.email@example.com . 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 is preparing to use alternative means of signature of contractual documents. Once they are implemented, they can also be used for CAMAs if necessary. Hard paper versions of the collection agreements can be signed at a later stage if required by other partners.
I have general questions about the functioning of the Eurimages Fund. Who should I contact?
Please do not phone our offices as we are all teleworking. You may 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