New feature film projects by Michael Haneke, ConstantinCosta-Gavras, Robert Glinski and Pal Sletaune are among nine Europeanco-productions which were awarded Euro 3.3m by the pan-European co-productionfund Eurimages in its latest round of funding.
The largest amounts - Euro 600,000 each - went to Haneke's Cache and Pasquale Scimeca's Italian-Spanishco-productionPassione Di Giosue L'Ebreo, while Costa-Gavras' Le Couperet picked up Euro 550,000 and Glinski's Gunter Grassadaptation Unkenrufe received Euro370,000.
Other projects supported at this funding session includedIrish filmmaker Anthony Byrne's Short Orderand Hungarian György Palfi's Taxidermia.
Meanwhile, the German-French Funding Commission,administeredby the German Federal Film Board (FFA) and France's CNC, hasannounced the allocation ofover Euro 1.3m to three co-productions betweenthe two countries.
Philippe Haim's Euro 27m The Daltons vs. Lucky Luke, which wraps at locations in Spain's Almeria thisweekend, received Euro 400,000, while Claude Chabrol's latest feature LaDemoiselle D'Honneur - which spent itsfinal week of principal photography at Munich's Bavaria Film Studios untilApril 15 - was awarded Euro 450,000.
In addition, Euro 485,000 went to Christian Carion's JoyeuxNoel which is being planned as aco-production between Paris-based Nord Ouest Production and Germany's SenatorFilm Produktion.