Lars von Trier's Manderlay, Philippe Haim's La Vraie Vie Des Dalton, Lajos Koltai's Fateless and Lieven Debrauwer's Confituur are among 11 European co-productions to share Euros 4.1m production support from Strasbourg-based Eurimages in its latest round of funding.

Manderlay received the largest amount - Euros 725,000 - as one of four projects backed in Eurimages' first funding category for larger projects with commercial promise, followed by Fateless (Euros 650,000), UK director Robert Young's No Snow (Euros 521,838) and La Vraie Vie Des Dalton (Euros 500,000).

The remaining Euros 1.75m were channelled into seven European co-productions supported in the second funding category which promotes cultural diversity, including Benjamin Filipovic's Well Tempered Corpses (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Erden Kiral's Yolda (Turkey) and Lieven Debrauwer's Confituur (Belgium).

Meanwhile, the European cultural channel ARTE has announced that, as part of its annual commitment to co-produce six major European feature films, it will board von Trier's Manderlay, Wim Wenders' Don't Come Knocking, Thomas Vinterberg's Dear Wendy, the Brothers Quay's The Piano Tuner, Eran Riklis' The Syrian Bride and Didi Danquart's Offset as a production partner in 2004.