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Eurimages supports 20 projects


- The new films by Óliver Laxe, Sergei Loznitsa, Giuseppe Tornatore, Agnieszka Smoczynska and Marko Skop are in the mix

Eurimages supports 20 projects
Director Óliver Laxe

At its 149th meeting held from 12 to 15 December 2017 in Italy, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 17 fiction, 2 documentaries and 1 animation film projects for a total amount of €3,786,026.

The share of eligible projects with female directors analysed at the 149th meeting of the Eurimages Board of Management Board was 41% and the share of those which received support was 50% overall as a percentage of total projects supported, representing €1,892,794 (a 50% financial share).

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The list of projects:

Bloody Marie - Guido Van Driel (Netherlands/Belgium) (€280,000)
Fire Next Time - Mati Diop (France/Senegal/Belgium) (€300,000)
Let There Be Light - Marko Skop (Slovak Republic/Czech Republic) (€120,000) (read news)
A Sun That Never Sets - Oliver Laxe (Spain/France/Belgium) (€200,000) (read news)
Pari - Siamak Etemadi (Greece/France/Bulgaria/Netherlands) (€170,000)
Made in Bangladesh - Rubaiyat Hossain (France/Denmark) (€130,000)
Vic the Viking, the Movie - Eric Cazes (France/Germany/Belgium) (€131,616) (animation film)
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- Ali Vatansever (Turkey/Germany/Romania) (€90,000)
Floating - Anke Blondé (Belgium/Netherlands) (€150,000)
How Things Fall - Katja Colja (Italy/Slovenia) (€210,000)
10 Songs for Charity - Karin Junger (Netherlands/Belgium) (€375,000)
Staff Only - Neus Ballus (Spain/France) (€116,897)
Spiral - Cecília Felméri (Hungary/Romania) (€207,000)
Maestro Morricone: The Glance of Music - Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy/Belgium) (€240,000) (documentary)
Donbass [+see also:
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- Sergei Loznitsa (Allemagne/Ukraine/Netherlands/France) (€330,000)
Vivarium - Lorcan Finnegan (Ireland/Belgium/Denmark) (€131,616)
My Unknown Soldier - Anna Kryvenko (Latvia/Czech Republic/Slovak Republic) (€37,000) (documentary)
Fugue [+see also:
film review
interview: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
film profile
- Agnieszka Smoczynska (Poland/Czech Republic/Sweden) (€116,897)
Jumbo - Zoé Wittock (France/Luxembourg/Belgium) (€250,000)
I Am Frank - Metod Pevec (Slovenia/Serbia) (€200,000)

Moreover, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund adopted the 2018 budget of the promotion programme for a total amount of €590,000 for the renewal of the ten Eurimages Co-production Development Prizes awarded in the co-production markets of Rotterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen (documentaries), Bordeaux (animation), Cluj, Sarajevo, San Sebastian, Rome, Amsterdam and Tallinn film festivals, as well as the four Eurimages Lab Project Awards presented in the framework of the Work-In-Progress initiatives of Karlovy Vary, Haugesund, Thessaloniki and Les Arcs film festivals, the partnership of the Fund with the Cannes Film Market and the Berlinale Co-Production Market regarding the participation of Eurimages in Cannes and Berlin film festivals, and with European Film Promotion in Cannes (Producers on the Move) and Toronto, the European Film Academy as to the European Co-Production Award-Prix Eurimages, the Odyssée Cinema in Strasbourg during its next edition of Etoiles et Toiles du Cinéma Européen and Cineuropa.

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