Press release - 494(52008)

Eurimages supports 12 European co-productions

Strasbourg, 02.07.2008 - At its 111th meeting, held from 29 June to July 2008 in Strasbourg, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support the co-production of 12 feature films for a total amount of 4 275 000 Euros:

The Flowers of Kirkuk – Fariborz Kamkari (Italy)
(Italy, France, Switzerland)

Na Putu
– Jasmila Zbanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
(Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Austria, Croatia)

– Lucas Belvaux (Belgium)
(France, Belgium)

Puha Tonu Kiusamine – Veiko Ountuu (Estonia)
(Estonia, Sweden, Finland)

Simon Konianski – Micha Wald (Belgium)
(Belgium, France, Canada)

La Mula – Micahel Radford (United Kingdom)
(Spain, Germany, United Kingdom)

Whores Glory – Michael Glawogger (Austria)             Documentary
(Austria, Germany)

Artimos Sviesos (Low Lights) – Ignas Miskinis (Lithuania)
(Lithuania, Germany)

Morrer Como Um Homen – Joao Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal)
(Portugal, France)

Sennentuntschi – Michael Steiner (Switzerland)
(Switzerland, Austria)

Black Box
– Fabrice Genestal (France)
(France, Canada, Belgium)

La vie extraordinaire de Soeur Sourire – Stijn Coninx (Belgium)
(France, Belgium)

Support was awarded to the following distributors:

    · Eurimages Films:

Dennis P. – Pieter Kuijpers (The Netherlands)             Feature film for children
Distributed by ART ZONE (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Un secret - Claude Miller (France)
Distributed by EKRAN (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Rue Santa Fe – Carmen Castillo (France)             Documentary
Distributed by UG OBALA ART CENTAR (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Klopka/The Trap – Srdan Golubovic (Serbia)
Distributed by PRO FILMS (Bulgaria)

Jas sum od Titov Veles – Teona Strugar Mitevska (“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)
Distributed by

Fados –Carlos Saura (Spain) Documentary
Distributed by ARENA FILM (“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)
Distributed by ASOCIATA MOEBIUS (Romania)

Hotel Tivoli – Anton Reixa (Spain)
Distributed by BALKAN FILM (“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)

La reine soleil –Philippe Leclerc (France)         Feature film for children
Distributed by MANAKIFILM (“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)

Takva –Ozer Kiziltan (Turkey)
Distributed by YOUTH CULTURAL CENTER (“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)
Distributed by ORION INVEST FILM (Serbia)

Voleurs de chevaux - Micha Wald (Belgium)
Distributed by MCF MEGACOM FILM (Serbia)

Senki/Bones – Milcho Manchevski (“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)
Distributed by FILMA FILM (Turkey)

    · “Non-Eurimages” Films:

La fille coupée en deux – Claude Chabrol (France)
Distributed by F.I.S.T. (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Distributed by EURO FILM (“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)

Direktoren for det hele//My Man The President – Lars Von Trier (Denmark)
Distributed by HEFT PRODUCTION (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

La citadelle assiégée – Philippe Calderon (France)         Documentary for children
Distributed by OSKAR FILM (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Distributed by KIDS FILM FEST (Serbia)

La clef – Guillaume Nicloux (France)
Distributed by TROPIK FILM & VIDEO (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

MR73 – Olivier Marchal (France)
Distributed by FVD (Croatia)
Distributed by TUCK VISION (Serbia)

Survivre avec les loups – Vera Belmont (France)
Distributed by PA-DORA (Croatia)

Hjemve/Just like Home – Lone Scherfig (Denmark)
Distributed by MEDIA FACTORY (“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”)

Hadersfild/Huddersfield– Ivan Zivkovic (Serbia)
Distributed by CHICAGO TOURS (Romania)

Elle s'appelle Sabine – Sandrine Bonnaire (France)         Documentary
Distributed by CLOROFILM ROMANIA (Romania)

Go West – Ahmet Imamovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Distributed by S.C. GRAFITTI ART 2005 (Romania)

Obsluhoval Jsem Anglichého/I served the King of England – Jiri Menzel (Czech Republic)
Distributed by CINEARS (Serbia)

Ben X – Nic Balthazar (Belgium)
Distributed by BIR FILM (Turkey)

The Board of Management has set the meeting dates for 2009. The deadlines for submission of applications for support will be the following:

12 January 2009
10 March 2009
4 May 2009
24 August 2009
19 October 2009

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

Since its establishment in 1988, EURIMAGES has supported 1212 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately 360 million Euros.

1 Since 29 May 2007, EURIMAGES comprises 33 member States: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey.

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