At its latest meeting July 1-3, the board of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund has agreed to back 12 new feature films with a total of $6m(Euros 4.38m).

The selections include new films from Lukas Moodysson, The Chorus director Christophe Barratier and from Palme d'Or winners the Dardenne brothers.

The films backed are:
Eleve libre, directed by Joachim Lafosse (Belgium-France)
Europolis, directed by Corneliu Gheorghita (Romania-France)
Faubourg 36, directed by Christophe Barratier (France-Germany-Czech Republic)
Home, directed by Ursula Meier (Switzerland-France-Belgium)
J.A.C.E. - Just another confused Elephant, directed by Menelaos Karamaghiolis (Greece-Portugal-Turkey-The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
La Vida Loca Made in USA (documentary), directed by Christian Poveda (France-Spain-Mexico)
Le Silence de Lorna, directed by Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne (Belgium-France)
Les enfants de Timpelbach (family film), directed by Nicolas Bary (France, Belgium, Luxembourg)
Les Grandes Personnes, directed by Anna Novion (France-Sweden)
Mammoth, directed by Lukas Moodysson (Sweden-Germany-Denmark)
Pluto/Male Oslavy, directed by Zdenek Tyc (Slovakia-Czech Republic-Italy)
Sveti Georgije Ubiva Azdahu, directed by Srdjan Dragojevic (Serbia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Bulgaria)

Support was awarded to the following distributors for specific film releases: Poool Filmverleih (Austria), Art Servis (Bosnia And Herzegovina), Art Zone (Bosnia And Herzegovina), Blitz Film & Video (Bosnia And Herzegovina), EKRAN (Bosnia And Herzegovina), Heft Production (Bosnia And Herzegovina), Ug Obala Art Centar (Bosnia And Herzegovina), Marigold Films (Bulgaria), Vadi Van Kris (Bulgaria), Ucd-Distribucija (Croatia), Asc Distribution (France), Sanartfilm (Germany), Youth Cultural Center (The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia), Asociata Moebius (Romania), Chicago Tour Srl (Romania), Clorofilm Romania (Romania), S.C. Cinecorvin Srl (Romania), Cinears (Serbia), Mcf Megacom Film (Serbia), Mirius Tuck (Serbia), Orion Invest Film (Serbia), Euro Film Dooel (The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia), Pro Vision (Serbia), Union Film (Serbia), Starlet Media (Sweden), Balkan Film (The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia), Manakifilm (The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia), Bir Film Ithalat (Turkey) and Chantier Films (Turkey).

Eurimages theatres support programme has now added Cinecity Kipa in Izmir, Turkey.