Magazine article Screen International

Eurimages to Lower Funding Cap

Magazine article Screen International

Eurimages to Lower Funding Cap

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Pan-European co-production fund Eurimages has unveiled a number of changes to its guidelines that will come into effect from January 2013.

While the Strasbourg-based fund's financial support will continue to not exceed 17% of the total production costs, this will not be allowed in future to be more than [euro]500,000 in total, compared to the present ceiling of [euro]700,000.

Screen understands that the reduction is hoped to give Eurimages the chance to back a larger number of projects.


Producers will be required to supply screenplays in the original language (language of the shoot) as well as a translation into English. However, if the script is to be shot in English, a translation into French or one of the other languages of the co-producing countries must be supplied. Applications that fail to comply with these requirements will be considered ineligible.

Until now, applicants had been required to provide the script in the original version plus an obligatory translation in English or French. …

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