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Eurimages Award for Co-production Development
 

Eurimages is the European Support Fund for the Co-production and Distribution of Creative Cinematographic and Audio-visual Works of the Council of Europe. Its core activity is to support the production of feature films and feature-length documentaries which are structured as international co-productions.

Eurimages has joined forces with co-production markets in Rotterdam (CineMart), Berlin (Berlinale Co-Production Market), Copenhagen (CPH:FORUM), Bordeaux (Cartoon Movie), Cluj (Transilvania Pitch Stop), Sarajevo (CineLink), Amsterdam (Cinekid), Rome (MIA | Cinema Co-Production Market) and Tallinn (Baltic Event) to award the Eurimages Co-production Development Award.

The award, a cash prize of EUR 20,000 (15,000 for documentaries at CPH:DOX), has been created to promote the Fund's role in encouraging international co-production from the initial stages of a project.

Considering that the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum aims to foster the development of audiovisual projects, encourage collaboration between professionals and promote access to new international markets beyond Europe, Eurimages Board of Management decided to set up a Eurimages Co-production Development Award at this event.

Consequently, the Eurimages Co-production Development Award will be given at the 8th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum, taking place on 22-25 September 2019 during the 67th San Sebastian Film Festival.

The Eurimages Co-production Development Award will be awarded by an international jury composed of one or more representatives of Eurimages to one of the projects selected in the 8th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum.

The conditions regulating the Eurimages Co-production Development Award are detailed in the following Regulation:

ARTICLE 1 – Eligibility criteria

Among the projects invited to participate in the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum only those that meet the following criteria shall be deemed eligible for the Eurimages Co-production Development Award:

  • projects must be intended for cinema release;
  • projects must be intended as co-productions from the early development stage for reasons other than simple co-financing;
  • projects must be brought to the co-production market by a producer established in a Eurimages’s Member country;
  • projects must have the intention to involve at least two Eurimages’ Member Countries. Third countries can be involved in the project.

ARTICLE 2 – Selection criteria

The Eurimages Co-production Development Award shall be granted by the Jury according to the following selection criteria:

  • artistic quality of the project (synopsis and treatment or script, if already available);
  • likelihood that the project will become and remain a co-production involving at least two Eurimages’ Member Countries.

ARTICLE 3 – Grant and payment criteria

A Development Support Agreement shall be concluded between Eurimages and the beneficiary of the award. Payment shall be made in two instalments:

  • 50% upon signature of the Development Support Agreement;
  • 50% upon reception of the development costs certified by an independent chartered accountant and proving that these were borne by a producer established in a Eurimages’ Member country.

The deadline for the second payment is limited to three years after the signature of the agreement. Failing this, Eurimages reserves the right to cancel the second instalment.

The Eurimages Co-production Development Award shall take the form of a non-reimbursable subsidy and shall be used exclusively for the purposes of meeting the development expenses of the co-production project.

The Beneficiary of the award shall pay it back to Eurimages if it is found that it was used for purposes other than meeting the costs pertaining to the development of the project. It shall also be paid back if it is found that the Co-Production Forum and/or Eurimages were given false information or misleading data which would have excluded granting the award.

ARTICLE 4 – Eurimages co-production support

Granting the Eurimages Co-production Development Award to a project shall not entail that Eurimages shall support that project within the framework of Eurimages co-production support scheme at a later stage.

 

FAQ - Film registration

General

Festival dates

The 67th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival will run from 20-28 September 2019.


Submission dates
  • General 18/01/2019 – 24/06/2019
  • Culinary Zinema 18/01/2019 – 14/06/2019
  • Nest Film Students 01/06/2019 – 01/07/2019
  • Films in Progress 30/04/2019 – 30/06/2019
  • Glocal in Progress 30/04/2019 – 30/06/2019
  • Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum 15/04/2019 – 15/06/2019
  • Ikusmira Berriak: 01/07/2019 - 30/08/2019 (at ikusmiraberriak.eu)

Can I submit a documentary?
The Festival makes no distinction between fiction and non-fiction and both options will be considered for all of its sections.

Can I submit a short or medium-length film?

Yes, but only for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section.

  • Full-length film More than 60’
  • Medium-length film From 30’ to 59’
  • Short film Up to 30’

If you have a short film made at your school, you can participate in Nest. Film Students.


¿Can I submit a Project under development?
If you have a project under development, you can register it in the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum or Ikusmira Berriak residence program, as long as you meet the registration requirements.

Can I submit a film/short film to more than one section?
With the exception of the specific sections (indicated above), short films and medium-length films, all others can be submitted to any of the Festival sections. The Festival Committee will then decide which section is most suitable for the film submitted.

Pre-Selection

What formats do you accept for pre-selection?
  • Link/Screener with password
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • DCP

Does my film have to be subtitled?
Films whose original version is Spanish, Basque, English or French do not require subtitles. All other languages must have subtitles.

Can I submit a work in progress?
Yes.

Can I submit a trailer?
No. We don’t accept trailers as pre-selection material.

What do you understand by premiere status?
  • World premiere
    The film has never been officially screened before an audience.
  • International premiere
    The film has been screened in cinemas or at a national festival in its country of origin, but in no other country.
  • European premiere
    The film has been screened or released in cinemas outside Europe, but has never been screened in a European country.
  • Spanish premiere
    The film has never been screened in Spain.
  • No premiere
    The film has been screened and/or premiered in cinemas including Spain. In this case its only option is inclusion in the Made in Spain or Zinemira Panorama sections.

Can my film participate if it has been released in DVD or Blu-ray?
Yes, but only in the Made in Spain or Zinemira Panorama sections (the latter only in the case of Basque productions).

Can my film participate in the Festival if it has been released in VOD?
Yes, the film can participate in the different Festival sections according to the rules on release corresponding to each section.

Submission Fee

How much is the submission fee?

The submission fee for films, short films and medium-length films is 70 euros.

The submissions for Films in Progress, Glocal in Progress and Nest. Film Students is free.

The projects submission in the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum or Ikusmira Berriak residence program is for free.


Do I get my money back if the film is not selected?
No.

Can I pay using PayPal?
Yes.

How can I pay if I don’t have a credit card?

If you don’t have a credit card you can pay by bank transfer. In this case, please contact us at films@sansebastianfestival.com for instructions.


I’m a student, do I qualify for a discount?

No, students do not qualify for a discount on the submission fee. However, if you have a short film made at your school you can submit it free of charge to Nest. Film Students.


Communication

When will I know if my film has been selected?
Films will be considered during the pre-selection process. Films not selected will be informed of the decision by email 2-3 weeks after they are received.

Will I receive feedback?
No. The Festival receives more than 2,500 films every year and does give the reasons for its decision.

Selection

When will the announcement that my film has been selected go public?
The calendar for announcing the films will be decided by the Communication Department, which will first of all inform the person responsible for its submission.

What is the deadline for sending the DCP?

The deadline for receiving the final DCP is 1 September 2019.


I want to correct the information I initially provided on the form, how can I do it?

In the event of wishing to change any of the details provided you can contact us at films@sansebastianfestival.com, telling us what you want to change.



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