New award dedicated to children films at JCM

New EURIMAGES Co-Production development award dedicated to children films (with a value of €20.000 in cash) will be awarded during the Junior Co-production Market at Cinekid for Professionals.

Following the success of the Eurimages Co-Production Development Prize awarded within the co-production markets of Rotterdam (CineMart), Sarajevo (CineLink), Rome (New Cinema Network) and Copenhagen (CPH:FORUM) film festivals, Eurimages’ Board of Management has decided to create a special Eurimages Co-production Development Award dedicated to children films.

This award, a cash prize of 20,000 euros, will be given during the Junior Co-Production Market of the Cinekid for Professionals event. The Junior Co-production Market is an integrated 2-day co-production market that enables financers, broadcasters and producers to assess new and innovative projects across the cross-media, film and television sectors. This perfectly meets the objective of the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award which has been created to promote the Fund’s role in encouraging European co-production from the initial stages of a project. The Junior Co-Production Market takes place on 22 – 23 October 2014.

To be eligible, projects must participate in the Junior Co-Production Market and be designed from the outset as a European co-production intended for cinema release between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund for reasons other than purely financial.

The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award will be awarded on the basis of the project’s artistic quality and its prospects of remaining a European co-production. The award, which takes the form of a non-reimbursable subsidy, will be used by the beneficiary exclusively for the purposes of meeting the development expenses of the project.

The prize will be awarded for the first time at the forthcoming Junior Co-Production Market (22-23 October) organised during the Cinekid for Professionals events on 19-23 October 2014.



For further information on the subject, please contact:

Liselot Verbrugge, Producer Cinekid for Professionals,, Tel. +31 (0)205317890

Nathalie Monteillet, Eurimages, Public Relations and Promotion,, Tel. +33 (0)388413677