Eurimages is the Council of Europe for the co-production , distribution , exhibition and digitization of European cinematographic works. It aims to promote the European film industry by encouraging the production and distribution of films and fostering co-operation between professionals. Eurimages is located in Strasbourg , France . The Eurimages offices are in the Agora building of the Council of Europe.

The current chairman is Jobst Plog .


The fund was created in 1988 within the framework of the Council of Europe , as a Partial Agreement , under the Committee of Ministers Resolution (88) 15, [1] with an independent budget of 21M €. It has currently (as of 2016) 37 Member States. These member states are: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Eurimages aims to promote the European film industry by encouraging the production and distribution of films and fostering co-operation between professionals. Eurimages has a clear cultural and is complementary to the Media program of the European Union, which has an industrial goal. Eurimages has developed four funding programs: assistance for co-production, for distribution, to cinemas and support for digitization of Eurimages funded projects.


The fund supports fiction films, animated films and documentaries (of minimum 70min) destined for theatrical release. A hand provided Obtaining of Eurimages is supporting que le project is an coproduction international entre at least two member states of Eurimages, non-member states can aim aussi Participate in the co-production. Other conditions of eligibility for projects applying for Eurimages support are:

  • Every co-producer has 50% of financing in place, at the moment of the application
  • Non-member states, which participate in the co-production, are allowed to contribute with maximum 30% of the total financing
  • The project has the support of a film fund, a distributor or a presale (Eurimages)
  • There are accepted no more than 15% of confirmed deferrals, and in-kind contributions
  • The main photography should not be started before the meeting of the Eurimages Board of Management .

In order to receive Eurimages support, a project has to be a European Film , a feature defined in the European Convention of Cinematographic Coproduction and in Eurimages‘ Regulations. [2] Eurimages provides a conditionally refundable interest-free loan. The maximum amount that can be allocated to a project is € 700,000. The loan is reimbursed from the first of each co-producer’s net receipts – at the rate of the percentage of Eurimages support.

See also

  • Cinema of Europe
  • Europa Cinemas


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