As from 1st January 2002, Latvia will become the 27th country to join Eurimages, the support fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European films.

Consequently all projects involving a Latvian co-producer can be presented for the forthcoming deadline for applications on 10 January 2002. Latvia will also be able to benefit from the distribution and cinema support schemes.

Established by the Council of Europe in 1988, Eurimages has supported 829 European co-productions for a total amount of Euros 227.5m.

* As of 1 January 2002 Eurimages will comprise 27 member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey