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Oleg Sentsov, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Emily Atef

New projects from Oleg Sentsov, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and Emily Atef are among 29 films selected to receive Eurimages funding in its latest round of co-production awards.

Eighteen fiction features and 11 documentary projects will receive a total of €5.7m ($6.7m).

Scroll down for the full list of titles.

Of the projects selected, one third are directed by women; they will receive 35% of the total amount (€2m).

Sentsov receives €270,000 towards his crime drama Rhino, a Ukraine-Poland-Germany co-production. The film started pre-production back in 2013, before Sentsov was imprisoned by the Russian Federal Security Service the following year for allegedly plotting terrorist acts. He was released as part of a prisoner exchange with Ukraine in September 2019.

Ceylan receives €470,000 towards On Barren Weeds, about a despondent schoolteacher in Anatolia who encounters a fellow teacher with a perspective that leads him out of the darkness.

Atef receives €281,000 towards her fifth feature More Than Ever, a France-Germany-Luxembourg co-pro.

Other recipients include Russia’s Viktor Kossakovsky (Aquarela) for his documentary Architecton, and Ukraine’s Sergei Loznitsa for The National History Of Destruction.

Further awards 

Seven co-production markets have received €20,000 each as part of the Eurimages Co-production Development Awards for 2021-2023. They are the Berlinale Co-production Market, Rotterdam’s CineMart, Sarejevo’s CineLink, CPH: Forum, TorinoFilmLab, Cartoon Movie and Cinekid. 

The Eurimages board has also integrated six further cinemas into its network effective retroactively from January 1, including The House of Cinema in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and the Kosmos cinema in Zurich, Switzerland.

Eurimages October 2020 awards

An Iranian Woman (Ger-Fr) dir. Steffi Niederzoli - €155,000

Architecton (Ger-Fr) dir. Viktor Kossakovsky - €280,000

Brotherhood (Cze-It) dir. Francesco Montagner - €36,000

Brothers (Cze-Ger-Slovak) dir. Tomás Mašín - €370,000

Captain Volkonogov Escaped (Rus-Fr-Est) dirs. Natalya Merkulova, Alexey Chupov - €289,000

Carbide (Cro-Ser) dir. Josip Žuvan - €100,000

Corsage (Austria-Ger-Fr) dir. Marie Kreutzer - €480,000

Dodo (Gre-Fr-Bel) dir. Panos H. Koutras - €345,000

Eternity Package (Bul-It) dir. Magdelena Ilieva - €95,000

Francesca And Love (Sp-Fr) dir. Alba Sotorra - €137,000

From Inside (It-Switz-Fr) dir. Leonardo Di Costanzo - €276,000

Iraq’s Invisible Beauty (Bel-Fr) dir. Sahim Omar Kalifa - €50,000

I See You (Den-Ger) dir. Louise Detlefsen - €150,000

January (Lat-Lith-Pol) dir. Viesturs Kairišs - €190,000

Mighty Afrin (Gr-Fr) dir. Angelos Stavros Rallis - €120,000

More Than Ever (Fr-Ger-Lux) dir. Emily Atef - €281,000

My Mother Is A Cosmonaut (Alb-N Mac) dir. Andi Deliana - €43,700

On Barren Weeds (Tur-Fr-Swe) dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan - €470,000

Rhino (Ukr-Pol-Ger) dir. Oleg Sentsov - €270,000

Saint Habib (Bel-Switz-Fr) dir. Benoît Mariage - €230,000

Snow Is Falling Up (Rus-Slovenia-Tur) dir. Michael Borodin - €90,000

Spas (Ukr-Cze-Cro) dir. Maksym Nakonechnyi - €125,000

The Chambermaid (Slovak-Cze) dir. Mariana Čengel Solčanská - €120,000

The Falling Sky (Bel-Neth) dir. Pieter Van Ecke - €90,000

The Grandson (Sp-Gr) dir. Nely Reguera - €270,000

The Natural History Of Destruction (Ger-Lith-Neth) dir. Sergei Loznitsa - €140,000

Tiger (Rom-Fr-Gr) dir. Andrei Tanase - €145,000

Twice Colonized (Den-Can) dir. Lin Alluna - €145,000

Wanderers In Darkness (Fr-Ger) dir. Stéphane Malterre - €200,000