Eurimages, the Council of Europe-backed production finance body, has pumped $3.58m (Euros3.75m) into European co-productions in its second round of funding this year.
After a funding round in Budapest (July 3-5), Eurimages announced that it will provide production finance for 11 features and underwrite the release of a further 19 European pictures by specialist distributors.
Eurimages introduced two new categories for production funding in March; the first for projects with the potential to travel internationally and a second judged on the basis of artistic merit.
Four titles are being backed under the first scheme: Spanish director Pedro Olea's Cafe Cortado, a Spanish-Portuguese-Mexican production, How Harry Became A Tree, a four-way production involving Italy, Ireland, France and the UK and directed by Goran Paskaljevic, Hungarian director Istvan Szabo's Taking Sides, a German-French co-production and Jacques Rivette's Va Savoir, a three-way co-production between France, Germany and Italy.
Seven titles were chosen for funding under the second scheme:
The awards to distributors went to: