Magazine article Screen International

Eurimages Reveals Four Festivals Selected for Euro200k WiP Fund

Magazine article Screen International

Eurimages Reveals Four Festivals Selected for Euro200k WiP Fund

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Eurimages has revealed the four festivals selected to host its new Lab Project Award initiative, rewarding "innovative" films with funding of up to euro50,000 per project.

A surprise appearance from Eurimages project manager Sergio Garcia at the end of this morning's Work in Progress event at the Les Arcs European Film Festival saw the announcement of Les Arcs, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund and Thessaloniki International Film Festival as the four that have been selected.

The initiative, aimed at "co-productions which are innovative both in terms of their artistic expression and production methods", was unveiled last month.

The selection of these projects will be made in the framework of Work in Progress events at the four festivals starting in 2016, for a trial period of three years.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Garcia said Eurimages was looking to help projects that were "not traditional", either in their inception or production.

"We want to help projects that have a hard time finding funding in the market or from national funds," he said following the announcement at Les Arcs.

He explained that only a select number of Work in Progress titles, that qualify as "innovative" projects, would be considered so this could see two separate WiP events held at the selected festivals or that the films could be integrated into the main line-up.

A special jury familiar with "edgy projects", including one member from Eurimages, will select the winner at each festival. …

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