The Prix Eurimages will be presented for the second time at this year's European Film Awards.
The prize acknowledges the importance of co-production within the European film industry. It is presented by Eurimages, the support fund for co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works.
This year's award will be presented to Scandinavian independent film producer Vibeke Windeløv, and Bettina Brokemper, a young German producer with wide international experience. Together they have co-produced Lars von Trier's Dogville (European Director 2003) and Manderlay. Both films were supported by Eurimages.
Vibeke Windeløv was at the start of the new wave of Danish cinema and at the birth of the Dogma movement. She produced all of Lars von Trier's films from 1994 to 2006 including Breaking The Waves (Cannes Grand Jury Prize, European Film of the Year 1996), Dancer In The Dark (Cannes Palme d'Or, European Film of the Year 2000) and the television series The Kingdom.
Bettina Brokemper co-produced The Syrian Bride by Eran Riklis and in May 2003 joined forces with Helmut Hartl and Stefan Telegty to form her own company, Heimatfilm. Since then she has co-produced Dear Wendy by Thomas Vinterberg and collaborated again with Eran Riklis on Lemon Tree. She is currently working on Lars von Trier's latest film Antichrist.
The Prix Eurimages will be presented by the by the Vice-Presidents of Eurimages' Board of Management after the European Film Academy's General Assembly at the National Film School of Denmark on 5 Dec 2008.