Press release - 180(2011)

Russia joins Eurimages

Strasbourg, 03.03.2011 – The Partial Agreement of the Council of Europe Eurimages is pleased to welcome a new member state, Russia, as of 1st March 2011.

As a result, co-production projects involving a co-producer from Russia can be submitted to Eurimages for examination at the forthcoming meetings.

As Russia does not have access to the support mechanisms of the MEDIA Programme, distributors from Russia can apply for support. In the same manner, exhibitors from Russia will be eligible for the Eurimages programmes of support for theatres (exhibition and digital equipment).

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EURIMAGES is a support fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works, established by the Council of Europe in 1988 (Eurimages@coe.intwww.coe.int/Eurimages)

Since it was set up in 1988, EURIMAGES has supported 1348 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately 407 million euros.

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