Eurimages sostiene 23 coproduzioni
- Nuovi progetti di Bruno Dumont, Joshua Oppenheimer e Ralitza Petrova, tra i selezionati
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The results of the first project evaluation session of 2022 of the Eurimages Fund have been announced. Following recommendations made by independent experts meeting online, the Executive Committee of the Fund has decided to support 23 feature films, including 7 documentaries and one animation, for a total amount of €5.516.000. Projects with female directors represented 34.4% of the eligible projects examined and of the projects supported, 52.2% are to be directed by women. These projects represent 53.3% of the total funding awarded.
The films supported include the new work by acclaimed French filmmaker Bruno Dumont only one year after his 2021 Cannes entry France [+leggi anche:
intervista: Bruno Dumont
scheda film], The Empire (France/Germany/Italy/Belgium) (with €450,000); as well as the new films by American-born, Denmark-based British director Joshua Oppenheimer (whose latest effort is the 2014 Venice Grand Jury Prize winner The Look of Silence [+leggi anche:
scheda film]), The End (Denmark/Germany/Ireland) (with €480,000) (read news); Bulgaria's Ralitza Petrova (winner of the 2016 Locarno Golden Leopard for her first film Godless [+leggi anche:
intervista: Ralitza Petrova
scheda film]), Lust (Bulgaria/Denmark/Sweden) (with €182,000); Belgian-Canadian duo Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, The Falling Star (Belgium/France) (with €330,000); and Belgian actress-director Yolande Moreau, Even among the Ruins (France/Belgium) (with €400,000).
Other established filmmakers that have received funding for their new projects are Slovenia's Hanna A Slak with Not a Word (Germany/Slovenia/France) (€295 000) and Afghanistan's Roya Sadat with The Forgotten History (Spain/Netherlands/France) (€400,000).
Two second fiction features have also been funded: the new films by France's Vanessa Filho, Consent (France/Belgium) (with €340,000), and Iran's Alireza Khatami, Things That You Kill (France/Poland/Canada) (with €105,000).
The supported first fiction features are Ebba (Norway/France/Sweden) by Sweden's Johanna Pyykkö (with €300,000), End of the World (Czech Republic/Slovakia) by Czech Republic's Ivan Zachariáš (with €276,000), Excursion (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Norway/Serbia) by Bosnia's Una Gunjak (with €119,000), Human/Animal (Spain/Italy/Mexico) by Italy's Alessandro Pugno (with €283,000), Lotus (Latvia/Lithuania) by Latvia's Signe Birkova (with €100,000) and Sisters (Sweden/Italy/Denmark/Finland) by Sweden's Mika Gustafson (with €370,000)
Regarding the supported documentaries, the titles are Arsenie. An Amazing Afterlife (Romania/Luxembourg) by Romania's Alexandru Solomon (with €59,000), Motherland (Sweden/Ukraine/Norway) by Ukrainian-Belarusian duo Alexander Mihalkovich-Hanna Badziaka (with €110,000), My Land my Strength by Paulo Carneiro (Portugal/France/Uruguay) (with €49,000), Read my Breasts (Austria/Spain) by Anja Salomonowitz (with €105,000), The Mechanics of Things (France/Germany) by Alessandra Celesia (with €110,000), The Radical Self (Germany/Switzerland) by Johann Feindt (with €123,000) and Toxic Sicily (France/Italy) by François-Xavier Destors (with €60,000).
The only animation film backed is Niko - Beyond the Northern Lights (Finland/Germany/Ireland/Denmark) by Jorgen Lerdam and Kari Juusonen (with €470 000).
Lastly, during this meeting, the Executive Committee of Eurimages also decided to grant the Fund’s patronage to the Documentary Association of Europe for the publication of a new financing guide for the documentary sector, which includes a co-production guide.
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