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Eurimages supports 30 co-productions

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- New projects by the Dardenne brothers, Milcho Manchevski, Jessica Woodworth, Michel Hazanavicius and Pablo Berger, among the selection

Eurimages supports 30 co-productions
The Dardenne brothers, whose project Tori and Lokita is selected by Eurimages (© Aurore Engelen)

At its 162nd meeting held online, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 24 feature film projects, including 3 documentaries and 3 animation films, for a total amount of €5,822,000.

The share of eligible projects with female directors examined at this Eurimages Board of Management meeting was 39.80%. 45.83% of the projects supported were directed by women and €2,213,000 was awarded to these projects, representing 38.01% of the total amount awarded.

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The films supported include the new title by Belgian masters Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne after their 2019 Cannes Best Director winner Young Ahmed [+see also:
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, Tori and Lokita (Tori et Lokita) (Belgium/France) (with €375,000) and the new film by North Macedonia’s Milcho Manchevski after his Oscar submission Willow [+see also:
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interview: Milcho Manchevski
interview: Sara Klimoska
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, Kaymak (North Macedonia/Denmark/Bulgaria) (€180,000); the new films by Belgian duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black [+see also:
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interview: Martha Canga Antonio
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), Rebel (Belgium/Luxembourg/France) (€290,000); Belgium's Jessica Woodworth (King of the Belgians [+see also:
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), Fortress (Belgium/Italy/Netherlands/Bulgaria) (€290,000); Georgia’s Rusudan Glurjidze (House of Others [+see also:
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), The Antique (Georgia/Russian/Croatia) (€150,000); Montenegro’s Ivan Marinović (The Black Pin [+see also:
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interview: Ivan Marinovic
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), Forever Hold Your Peace (Montenegro/Czech Republic/Serbia/Croatia/North Macedonia) (€139,000); Sweden’s Hanna Sköld (Granny's Dancing on the Table [+see also:
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), The Store (Sweden/Italy) (€300,000); Norway’s Kristoffer Borgli (Drib [+see also:
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), Sick of Myself (Norway/Sweden) (€250,000); France’s Faouzi Bensaïdi (Volubilis [+see also:
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), Deserts (Déserts) (France/Morocco/Denmark/Belgium) (€230,000); Slovenia’s Slobodan Maksimović (Nika [+see also:
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), Beanie (Slovenia/Luxembourg/Slovakia/Croatia) (with €205,000); and Hungary’s Cristina Grosan, Ordinary Failures (Czech Republic/Hungary/Italy) (€250,000) (read news).

The first fiction features selected are The Water (Switzerland/Spain/France) by Spain’s Elena López Riera (with €250,000), Time Out (Temps Mort) (Belgium/France) by Belgium’s Eve Duchemin (€300,000), Piggy (Spain/France) by Spain’s Carlota Pereda (€225,000), Queens (Reines) (France/Morocco/Belgium/Netherlands) by France’s Yasmine Benkiran (€250,000), Roll (Italy/Belgium) by Italy’s Loris Lai (€400,000), Sisters (Latvia/Italy) by Latvia's Linda Olte (€79,000) and Ways to Run (Netherlands/Canada) by Netherlands' Aboozar Amini (€80,000).

Regarding the documentaries supported, the titles are Defending Ongwen (Denmark/Germany) by Poland’s Lukasz Konopa and Denmark’s Emil Langballe (with €150,000), Land of Sar (France/North Macedonia/Slovenia) by SIovenia’s Petra Seliškar (€69,000) and Sticking Points (Belgium/Netherlands) by Belgium’s Flo Flamme (€50,000).

Lastly, the animation films backed are the first animation efforts by two well-known directors, France’s Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist [+see also:
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interview: Michel Hazanavicius
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, Redoubtable [+see also:
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Q&A: Michel Hazanavicius
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), The Most Precious of Cargoes (La Plus Précieuse des Marchandises) (France/Belgium) (with €470,000) and Spain’s Pablo Berger (Blancanieves [+see also:
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, Abracadabra [+see also:
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interview: Pablo Berger
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), Robot Dreams (Spain/France) (with €410 000), as well as Tales of the Hedgehog (Les Contes du Hérisson) (France/Luxembourg) by France’s Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol (A Cat in Paris [+see also:
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, Phantom Boy [+see also:
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) (€430,000).

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