New round of funding provides $6 million
BRUSSELS — Ten European features will share 3.9 million euros ($6 million) in co-production coin in the latest round of Eurimages funding, announced Wednesday. Pics can receive up to $1.2 million, but most of the undisclosed awards will clearly be less than that.Among those receiving funding are Gaul-based Romanian helmer Radu Mihaileanu for “Le Concert,” following up fest favorite “Vas, vis et deviens” (Live and Become). Also familiar from the fest circuit is Hans-Christian Schmid (“Requiem”), who is favored for his political thriller “Storm.” From the commercial side, French actor-director Gerard Jugnot (“Boudu”) will draw coin for his historical drama “Rose et noir,” set in 16th century Spain. Veteran Serbian helmer Srdjan Karanovic won support for “Besa,” while 61-year-old French animator Henri Heidsieck gets a boost for his feature debut, “Le Secret d’Eleonore.” Other debut features on the list include “Bon Appetit,” from Spaniard David Pinillos, and “Usta,” from Turkish helmer Bahadir Karatas. Completing the list of funded films is “Dau,” from Russian Ilya Khrzhanovsky; “My Queen Karo,” from Belgian Dorothee van den Berghe; and the docu “Into Eternity,” from Dane Michael Madsen.