Three new Eurimages Development Co-production Awards added to the seven existing ones in 2017

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Three new Eurimages Development Co-production Awards added to the seven existing ones in 2017

In the framework of its promotional activities aimed at fostering cinematographic co-productions from the initial stages of a project, the Eurimages Fund decided to create three new Co-production Development prizes which will be awarded in the co-production markets of San Sebastian Film Festival, Transilvania International Film Festival and Cartoon Movie.

These three prizes amounting to 20,000 each will be awarded to projects designed from the outset as international co-productions for cinema release. Projects should be initiated by a lead producer based in a Eurimages country willing to cooperate with other partners internationally. The lead producer should aim to involve at least one other producer from a Eurimages country. The award, which takes the form of a non-reimbursable subsidy, must be used by the producers to cover development expenses of the project.

To be eligible, projects must be selected by Cartoon Movie, the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum of San Sebastian Film Festival and the Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) initiative of the Transilvania International Film Festival in Romania.

The Eurimages Co-production Development Award is currently presented in the co-production of the Rotterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen (CPH:DOX, €15,000 € for documentaries), Sarajevo, Rome, Amsterdam (Cinekid) and Tallinn (Baltic Event) film festivals.

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EURIMAGES is a support fund for cinema co-production, theatrical distribution and exhibition established by the Council of Europe in 1988.  Since its creation, it has supported 1834 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately €545 million.