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Eurimages supports 28 co-productions


- New projects by Tarik Saleh, Robert Guédiguian, Vaclav Kadrnka, Paco Plaza and Carla Simón, among the selection

Eurimages supports 28 co-productions
Director Tarik Saleh

At its 158th meeting held online due to the current health crisis, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 19 fiction films, 2 animation films and 7 documentary projects for a total amount of €6,138,000. The share of eligible projects with female directors examined at this Eurimages Board of Management meeting was 34%; 37.5% of the projects supported were directed by women and € 2,078,000 was awarded to these projects, representing 34% of the total amount awarded.

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The projects selected:

Sabattier Effect - Eleonora Veninova (North Macedonia/Serbia) (€88,000)
Lucy goes Gangsta - Till Endemann (Germany/Netherlands) (€150,000)
Sleep - Jan-Willem Van Ewijk (The Netherlands/Belgium) (€230,000)
Pink Moon (ex Methusalem) - Floor van der Meulen (The Netherlands/Italy/Slovenia) (€250,000)
Kerr - Tayfun Pirselimoglu (Turkey/Greece/France) (€70,000)
Storm - Erika Calmeyer (Norway/Sweden) (€200,000)
Out of Sync [+see also:
film review
interview: Juanjo Giménez
film profile
- Juanjo Giménez (Spain/France/Lithuania) (€300,000)
Boy from Heaven - Tarik Saleh (Sweden/France/Finland) (€470,000)
A Greyhound of a Girl - Enzo D'Alo (Luxembourg/Italy) (€430,000) (animation film)
The Flats - Alessandra Celesia (France/Belgium/UK/Ireland) (€110,000) (documentary)
In Absentia - Colm Quinn, Jim Sheridan (Ireland/UK/France) (€280,000) (documentary)
Shanghai Youth - Wang Bing (France/Luxembourg/China/Netherlands) (€130,000) (documentary)
Bamako Twist - Robert Guédiguian (France/Canada) (€470,000)
Dreamers - Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter (Switzerland/Germany) (€100,000) (documentary)
Stray Bodies - Elina Psykou (Greece/Switzerland/Italy/Bulgaria) (€139,000) (documentary)
Saving One Who Was Dead [+see also:
film review
interview: Václav Kadrnka
film profile
- Vaclav Kadrnka (Czech Republic/Slovakia) (€130,000)
Power of Love - Jonas Rothlaender (Germany/Finland) (€120,000)
Dry Land - Agnieszka Woszczynska (Poland/Italy/Czech Republic) (€180,000)
Joan verra - Laurent Larivière (France/Germany/Ireland) (€400,000)
Happy Holidays - Scandar Copti (Germany/Palestine/France/Turkey) (€190,000)
La abuela [+see also:
film review
interview: Paco Plaza
film profile
- Paco Plaza (Spain/France) (€250,000)
Alcarràs - Carla Simón (Spain/Italy) (€380,000)
My Fairy Troublemaker - Caroline Origer (Luxembourg/Germany) (€500,000) (animation film)
See You Friday Robinson - Mitra Farahani (France/Switzerland) (€120,000) (documentary)
Every Single Minute [+see also:
film review
interview: Erika Hníková
film profile
- Erika Hnikova (Czech Republic/Slovakia) (€61,000) (documentary)
As I Close My Eyes - Konstantin Bojanov (Switzerland/Bulgaria/France) (€160,000)
The Conference - Ivan Tverdovsky (Russia/Estonia) (€80,000)
How I Learned to Fly - Radivoje Raša Andric (Serbia/Bulgaria/Croatia) (€150,000)

The Board of Management of the fund confirmed, as decided in October 2019, the current suspension of the Distribution Support Programme, which did not accept new pre-selection applications in 2020. An independent study will shortly be launched to consider options for a new form of distribution support.

Lastly, they further decided to launch a call for proposals for the selection of co-production markets to present the Eurimages Co-production Development Award for a three-year period as from 2021. Applications must reach the Eurimages office by 15 June 2020 at the latest (read more here).

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