Eurimages – European Support Fund
Eurimages is the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works. Set up in 1988 as a Partial Agreement it currently has 36 Member States.
The Secretariat of the fund has its seat in Strasbourg.
The main objective of Eurimages is to support film coproductions of a minimum of two member states. Feature, documentary, and animated films that are primarily made for cinema distribution can apply for assistance.
Since its establishment, the fund has supported 1 453 film coproductions with a total amount of over EUR 440 million. The most successful films made with Eurimages support include Kolja directed by Jan Svěrák, Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier, Die Klavierspielerin by M. Haneke and No Man’s Land by D. Tanović.
Slovakia has been a member state of the Eurimages fund since 1996 and has received support for several of its coproduction projects with major or minor participation of Slovak production companies. Paper Heads (Papierové hlavy) by Dušan Hanák was the very first film to be supported, and the others included e.g. Thomas the Falconer (Sokoliar Tomáš, V. Vorlíček), All My Loved Ones (Všetci moji blízki, M. Mináč), Camp of Fallen Women (Tábor padlých žien, L. Halama), Devil Knows Why (Čert vie prečo, R. Vávra) and Želary (O. Trojan).
Eurimages Representative in Slovakia :
Faculty of Film and Television, Svoradova 2, 813 01 Bratislava
phone: +421-2-5930 3573
fax: +421-2-5930 3575,