Eurimages supports 17 European co-productions

STRASBOURG, 26/06/2012 - At its 127th meeting held from 19 to 22 June 2012 in Copenhagen, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 17 feature films for a total amount of 5 530 000 Euros:

Bota - Iris Elezi (Albania)

(Albania, Italy, France)

The Downs Detective - Bard Breien (Norway)

(Norway, Czech Republic, Denmark)

Nymphomaniac - Lars Von Trier (Denmark)

(Denmark, Germany, France)

“L’Apparato Umano” aka “La grande bellezza” - Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)

(Italy, France)

The Judgment - Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria)

(Bulgaria, Germany, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)

Sputnik - Markus Dietrich (Germany)                                        Feature film for children

(Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic)

Le Temps de l’Aventure - Jérôme Bonnell (France)

(France, Belgium, Ireland)

Dzma - Teona Mghvdeladze Grenade (Georgia), Thierry Grenade (France)

(France, Georgia)

L’appart’ - François Desagnat (France)

(France, Luxembourg, Belgium)

Wandelsterne - Benjamin Heisenberg (Germany)

(Germany, Switzerland, Austria)

The Blue Wave - Merve Kayan (Turkey), Zeynep Dadak (Turkey)

(Turkey, Germany, Netherlands)

The Gambler - Ignas Jonynas (Lithuania)

(Lithuania, Latvia)

El Niño - Daniel Monzon (Spain)

(Spain, France)

Moscow never sleeps - John O'Reilly (Ireland)

(Russia, Ireland)

La Beauté, l'Art rescapé des camps nazis - Christophe Cognet (France)             (France, Germany)                                             Documentary

Run, Boy, Run - Pepe Danquart (Germany)

(Germany, France, Poland)

Fountain of Youth - Serkan Zelzele (Turkey)                         Animation film                   (Turkey, Netherlands)

In the framework of its theatre support scheme, the Board of Management decided to integrate the first 5 Russian theatres in the Eurimages/Europa Cinemas network since Russia has joined Eurimages in 2011. The theatres are:  

-       Orlyonok in Nijni Novgorod

-       Chaïka in Saint Petersburg

-       Kinoteatr Zarya in Kaliningrad

-       35 MM in Moscow

-       Pioneer Cinema in Moscow


The Eurimages/Europa Cinemas network counts now 44 theatres.

Moreover, in the framework of its digital equipment support scheme of Eurimages/Europa Cinemas theatres, launched in 2011, the Board of Management decided to grant subsidies to 2 theatres:

-       Cinema City in Sarajevo

-       35 MM in Moscow.

EURIMAGES is a support fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works, established by the Council of Europe in 1988 (E-mail: [email protected] – Web: [1].

Since it was set up in 1988, EURIMAGES has supported 1453 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately 440 million euros.  

[1] Since 18  October 2011, EURIMAGES has 36 member states: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey.