Winner of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award 2018 announced

A major prize was handed out to one of the projects selected for this year’s Junior Co-production Market.

The Eurimages Co-production Development Award was granted to the Best Film Project presented during the Junior Co-production Market. The Award was given by European support fund Eurimages with the duel intention of supporting European youth film and to further stimulate European co-production. The winner received €20,000. The prize was handed out during the closing ceremony of Cinekid for Professionals 2018 in Amsterdam. 

The winner of the Eurimages Co-production Development Award 2018 is:

Tony, Shelly & Genius written by Jana Šrámková. Directed by Filip Pošivač. Produced by Nutprodukce (CZ)

Jury citation: We decided to give the Eurimages Co-production Development Award to a project that surprised and convinced us at the same time. High artistic quality based on traditional European values combined with a modern cinematographic language. We (as the Jury) are convinced that Tony, Shelly & Genius has a universal approach, and the potential to travel and reach an international audience. And even more so Tony, Shelly & Genius has the outstanding possibility to become the first big screen experience for a new generation of children.

The jury gave a special mention to:

My Dad is a Sausage written by Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem. Directed by Anouk Fortunier. Produced by A Private View (BE)

Jury citation: We would like to give a special mention to a project that in an original way tells a story about a hectic family with unexpected humour.

Cinekid for Professionals 

During the Cinekid for Professionals industry event you can explore the possibilities of international co-production, give your programme wide international exposure and discuss the major issues in contemporary kids’ media. Cinekid offers various events to expand your professional network, giving you the opportunity to meet more and more like-minded professionals. The next edition takes place 22 – 25 October 2019.