Irish producer behind The Guard and Frank to receive European Co-production Award.

Irish producer Ed Guiney, who has recently worked with Lenny Abrahamson and Yorgos Lanthimos, is to receive the European Co-production Award - Prix Eurimages.

The award, which will Guiney will receive at the European Film Awards in Riga on Dec 13, acknowledges the role of co-productions in the European film industry.

Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001 and has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element has been involved in the production and distribution of more than 30 feature films.

Current and upcoming Element productions include Room, an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning best-selling novel, directed by Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and William H.Macy; Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English language film, The Lobster starting Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux and Ben Wishaw; Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, starring Jack Reynor, Toni Colette and Will Poulter; and Jerzy Skolimowski’s 11 Minutes.

Recently completed Element productions include Abrahamson’s latest film Frank, starting Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gylenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson which premiered at Sundance; and Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall, a co-production with Sixteen Films which screened in competition at his year’s Cannes.

Other films include Abrahamson’s What Richard Did, James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer, Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be The Place and John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard.