Eurimages offers sponsorship and patronage to selected film-related events taking place in the Fund’s member States. 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.

The Eurimages Fund has co-operated for several years with the European Film Promotion body in the framework of its initiatives Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival and Europe! Umbrella at the Toronto International Film Festival. For 2020, the Eurimages Board of Management decided to award an amount of €10,000 to split equally between both initiatives.

For many years, the Eurimages Fund and the Council of Europe have co-operated with the Odyssée Cinema in Strasbourg to organise the event Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma Européen revolving around a selection of films supported by the Fund; two Odyssée-Council of Europe Prizes – one for “Artistic Creation” and the other for the best work in the “Human Rights” category close this annual event. For 2020, the Eurimages Board of Management decided to award an amount of €6,000 to the 21st edition of “Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma Européen”.

The Eurimages Board of Management also decided to grant a total amount of €8,500 for its participation in the receptions organised in co-operation with the initiatives Meetings on the Bridge at Istanbul Film Festival, Alliance for Development at Locarno Film Festival, Visions du Réel at International Film Festival Nyon as well as Venice Production Bridge at the Venice Film Festival in the framework the Gap Financing Market.

Finally, it decided to start co-operating with Cineuropa to ensure the visibility of the Eurimages Fund with a financial participation of €3,000 in 2020.

In addition, the Eurimages Fund sponsors on an annual basis various cinematographic and audiovisual events 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.

As the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has considerably altered the agenda of film and audiovisual events in 2020, the activities of the Eurimages promotion programme are adapting to their new forms as the year progresses. A review of these activities will be published at the end of 2020.

Finally, and following the external evaluation of the Eurimages Fund in 2018, the Board of Management decided to put an end to all existing sponsorship activities at the end of 2020 and to organise a call for sponsorship proposals for the year 2021.

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).

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