STRASBOURG: The 148th meeting of the Eurimages Fund decided to support 30 coproductions, consisting of 22 fiction films, 7 documentaries and one animation.

The lone animated film, Anca Damian’s The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona, received one of the largest grants, 432,000 EUR. More than half of the projects had partners from CEE territories, a sign of how well integrated the film industry in the region has become with its western European counterparts.

A total of 5,598,535 EUR was distributed in the latest round, which was held in Skopje from 16 to 20 October 2017. Eurimages noted that a third of the projects had female directors, with some prominent names coming from CEE countries.

The CEE projects receiving support include the following:

The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona (Romania, France, Belgium)
Directed by Anca Damian (Romania)
Produced by Aparte Film in coproduction with Ron Dyens through France’s Sacrebleu and Tomas Leyers through Belgium’s Mind Meets
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), the Regional Fund PACA, the Regional Fund Nouvelle Aquitaine and the Regional Fund Strasbourg, Eurimages 

Frem (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic)
Directed by Viera Cakányová (Slovak Republic)

Girls of the Sun (France, Belgium, Georgia)
Directed by Eva Husson (France)

Baltic New Wave (Lavia, Lithuania, Estonia)
Directed by Audrius Stonys (Lithuania), Kristine Briede (Latvia)
Produced by VFS Films in coproduction with Studio Nominum and Vesilind
Supported by MEDIA ProgrammeNational Film Centre of LatviaCulture Capital Foundation and Lithuanian Film Centre

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija (Macedonia, Belgium, Croatia)
Directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska (Macedonia)
Produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production in coproduction with Entre chien et Loup from Belgium
Supported by the MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe, the Macedonian Film Agency and Belgium Film and Tax Shelter

Father (Serbia, France, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia)
Directed by Srdan Golubovic (Serbia)
Produced by Filmska kuča, Baš Čelik
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center

Fugue (Czech Republic, France, Argentina, Austria)
Directed by Artemio Benki (France–Czech Republic)
Produced by Artcam FilmsPetit a Petit Production, Lome CineGolden Girls Filmproduktion
Supported by MEDIA ProgrammeCzech State Film Fund, CNC - avance sur recettes, INCAA (film fund of Argentina), Austrian Federal Chancellary of Arts

43 (Russian Federation, Georgia)
Directed by Dito Tsintsadze (Georgia)

Core of the World (Russia, Lithuania)
Directed by Natalia Meschaninova (Russia)

Negative Numbers (Georgia, France, Italy)
Directed by Uta Béria (Georgia)
Produced by AliefMagnet Films in coproduction with Wide Management, 39 Films
Supported by the Georgian National Film Center

Jumpman (Russia, Ireland, Lithuania, France)
Directed by Ivan Tverdovsky (Russian Federation)

Open Door (Albania, Macedonia)
Directed by Florenc Papas (Albania)
Produced by Bunker + Film, Circle Production, Award Film & Video

Outside (Czech Republic, Latvia, Netherlands)
Directed by Michal Hogenauer (Czech Republic)
Produced by Negativ

In the Beat of a Heart (Romania, Spain, Czech Republic)
Directed by Tudor Giurgiu (Romania)
Produced by Libra Film in coproduction with Tito Clint Movies and Evolution Films
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre and Creative Europe

Exemplary Behaviour (Lithuania, Bulgaria)
Directed by Audrius Mickevicius (Lithuania)
Produced by Era Film
Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre 

What a Country! (Croatia, Serbia, Poland)
Directed by Vinko Bresan (Croatia)
Pordyced by Interfilm in coproduction with Studio Produkcyjne Orka
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The Father (Bulgaria, Greece)
Directed by Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria), Kristina Grozeva (Bulgaria)
Produced by Abraxas Film
Suppoerted by the Bulgarian National Film Center