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EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2014

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European Co-Production Award – Prix Eurimages for Ed Guiney

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- This year’s award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry goes to the co-founder of Irish company Element Pictures

European Co-Production Award – Prix Eurimages for Ed Guiney
Irish producer Ed Guiney

This year’s European Co-Production Award – Prix Eurimages, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to Irish producer Ed Guiney. Ed Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001. Today, Element has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition.

Element has been involved in the production and distribution of over 30 feature films. Current and upcoming Element productions include Room, an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning best-selling novel, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and William H. Macy (news) , Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English language film, The Lobster [+see also:
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starting Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux and Ben Whishaw (news), Gerard Barrett’s Glassland [+see also:
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, starring Jack Reynor, Toni Colette and Will Poulter and Jerzy Skolimowski’s 11 Minutes [+see also:
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(news). Recently completed Element productions include Abrahamson’s latest film Frank [+see also:
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, starting Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival; and Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall [+see also:
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, a co-production with Sixteen Films which screened in competition at Cannes in 2014.

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Element Pictures has received financial support from Eurimages for All Good Children [+see also:
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by Alicia Duffy (2009) which screened at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes 2010, Essential Killing [+see also:
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interview: Jerzy Skolimowski
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by Jerzy Skolimowski (2009, EFA-nominated for cinematography), This Must Be the Place [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
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, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Sean Penn, which screened at Cannes 2011, Dark Touch [+see also:
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by Marina de VanJust a Sigh [+see also:
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by Jérôme Bonnell (2012) and, more recently, The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos (2013) and 11 Minutes by Skolimowski (2013).

The European Co-Production Award – Prix Eurimages will be presented during the European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, 13 December 2014.

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