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Eurimages Expanding To TV, Offering New Fund For Indie Producers

ES Staff  |  Indie TV Ticker

The long-running film fund of the organization, which has supported numerous films in official selection at Cannes this year, will serve as a model for how the TV fund would function.

These include Butterfly Kiss, the Un Certain Regard submission by Ukrainian filmmaker Maksym Nakonechnyi, as well as the films Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi, Tori and Lokita by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes, Close by Lukas Dhont, Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Ostlund, and Boy From Heaven by Tarik Saleh, which are all in the competition.

Details regarding the proposed TV fund's financing have not yet been made public, but it would function completely independently from the film fund. Eurimages is negotiating a pilot program with member states.

Believing that they have a responsibility to adapt to the way the industry is developing, Executive director of Eurimages Susan Newman-Baudais stated, "We need to strive to respond to the interests of our stakeholders, who are, among others, the independent producers.”

According to Newman-Baudais, the fund aims to improve the independent producers' competitiveness in the market and may give them the ability to retain "some degree of IP."