Sponsorship and Patronage
Eurimages offers sponsorship and patronage to selected film-related events taking place in the Fund’s member States (and associated). This activity aims to promote the Fund through partnerships with initiatives likely to share its objectives and willing to highlight them. Furthermore, among the activities aimed at promoting the Eurimages Fund, a distinction is made between sponsorship of receptions and events taking place within the framework of film events and patronage of film events without any financial participation from the Fund.
Following the call for sponsorship proposals in 2021, Eurimages has selected the tenders from the following partners:
Cineuropa with a financial participation of €7,000;
Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma Européen at the Odyssée cinema in Strasbourg with a financial participation of €5,000;
European Film Promotion for a total amount of €10,000 to be equally divided between the initiatives Producers on the Move at Cannes Film Festival and Europe! Umbrella in Toronto (TIFF);
Locarno Pro/Alliance 4 Development at the Locarno Film Festival for a professional lunch hosted by Eurimages up to €2,000;
Meetings on the Bridge at the Istanbul Film Festival for a professional lunch hosted by Eurimages up to €2,000; the 2021 edition of this event taking place exclusively online without any possibility to organise a lunch, the Eurimages Board of Management decided to cancel its participation; notwithstanding this, the partnership will be subject to tacit renewal for 2022 and 2023;
CEE Animation Forum in Czech Republic with a financial participation of €5,000;
European Arthouse Cinema Day with an amount of €8,000;
IDFA (Producers Network) in Amsterdam with a financial participation of €6,000 euros and
Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma with an amount of €5,000.
These partnerships will be tacitly renewable for one year maximum twice, i.e. until 2023. Thus, a new call for sponsorship proposals will be launched in 2023.
On 29 September 2021, the Eurimages Board of Management decided:
- to maintain its sponsorships for the period 2021-2023 regardless the final format of the selected events (physical, hybrid or online);
- to reduce its support if the budget of the event is more than 25% lower to the original one on a case-by-case basis;
- to cancel its support if the event is cancelled due to its nature not allowing an online format (notably lunches or receptions) and
- to apply this decision retroactively as from 1 January 2021.
During its meeting on 9 December 2021, the Eurimages Board of Management decided to renew the 9 sponsorships in 2022.
In addition, the Eurimages Fund gives its patronage to various cinematographic and audiovisual events on an annual basis amongst which can be mentioned Eurovisioni in Rome (IT), When East Meets West in Trieste (IT), the Balkan Film Market (AL), the “Apulia Film Forum” initiative in Brindisi (IT) and the International Book Forum in Torino (IT), etc.
At its meeting on 18 October 2018, the Board of Management decided to authorise organisers of events Eurimages participates, and takes part in, to use the Eurimages logo on their promotional material.
Regarding the patronage of cinematographic events by the Eurimages Fund without any financial participation, please send your request to the team by e-mail in accordance with the guidelines (link to the attached document).