Magazine article Screen International

Eurimages Unveils 'Innovative Projects' Initiative

Magazine article Screen International

Eurimages Unveils 'Innovative Projects' Initiative

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European Cinema Support Fund Eurimages is to launch a new initiative from January 2016 titled Lab Projects, which will be aimed at co-productions that are innovative both in terms of their artistic expression and production.

Speaking to ScreenDaily at this week's Baltic Event in Tallinn, Eurimages' executive director Roberto Olla explained: We are going to reserve a little bit of money every year to support projects that are not conventional, both dramaturgically because they are not scripted as they are at the crossroads of different forms of artistic expression.

"It can be from visual arts or theatre, but it will still be films and cinema - although influenced by other art forms."

These kinds of projects are normally not supported by national funds and therefore cannot come to us at Eurimages, and so we are losing them, Olla said, pointing out that the filmmakers would be allowed to already start shooting before they made their application to the new funding category.

They can show us what they have already shot as part of a work in progress initiative and Eurimages would give a prize for either completing or editing the film to a maximum of euro50,000 per project. …

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