Press release - 528(2010)

Eurimages Co-production Development Award

STRASBOURG, 29.06.2010 – The Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund has joined forces with co-production markets in Rotterdam (CineMart), Sarajevo (CineLink) and Rome (New Cinema Network) to award the Eurimages Co-production Development Award.

The award, a cash prize of 30 000 euros, has been created to promote the Fund’s role in encouraging European co-production from the initial stages of a project.

To be eligible, projects must have been designed from the outset as a European co-production, other than in purely financial terms, between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund.

The prize will be awarded for the first time at the forthcoming Sarajevo Film Festival as part of the CineLink event, to be held from 28 to 31 July 2010 (

For further information on the subject, please contact:

Nathalie Monteillet, Eurimages, Public Relations and Promotion,, Tel. +33 (0)3 88 41 36 77

Altijana Maric, Sarajevo Film Festival, – Tel. +38733209411

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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 (E-mail: – Web: 1.

Since it was set up in 1988, EURIMAGES has supported 1320 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately 397 million euros.

1 Since 1 September 2009, EURIMAGES has 34 member states: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey.

Council of Europe Directorate of Communication
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11