The winner of Eurimages Award 2017 has been found! The prize goes to Maria Bäck and Anna-Maria Kantarius, who were handed their trophy at a reception here this evening at Kunsthal Charlottenborg. This year’s winning project is ‘Psychosis in Stockholm’.
CPH:DOX’s international financial and co-production event, CPH:FORUM, was put into to being to support the development and financing of creativally and visually strong projects. This year the event was held March 22-23, where the top producers and directors from the whole world took over the stage at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.
Again this year CPH:FORUM presented a broad selection of exciting and innovative projects. The projects at CPH:FORUM are subdivided into four categories FICTIONONFICTION, CINEMA, F:ACT and ART, and hav ethe purpose of attracting professionals from related branches and to stimulate new productions and financing models. Leading broadcasters such as ARTE, ZDF, NDR, BBC, DR as well as film funds from all over Europe including Ford Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Fondation Cartier, Tate Modern and Sundance Institute visit Copenhagen at this year’s CPH:FORUM.
The strongest project receives the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award. It is five years in a row that the prize has been given, and this year the prize of €15.000 goes to Maria Bäck and Anna-Maria Kantarius.
The extraordinary strong group of directors and projects this year included the likes of The Ross Brothers, documentary auteurs such as Hubert Sauper, Kirsten Johnson, Sally Potter and also great Danish names such as Jørgen Leth, Andreas Kofoed og Lea Glob. Also top names from the international art world such as artist couple Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who were behind the successful Nick Cave documentary ‘20,000 Days on Earth’ had projects in the competition.
This years jury consisted of Dorien Van der Pas, Head of New Screen NL and represent for Eurimages,Francesco Giai Via Program Advisor Venice Film Festival and the Danish Oscar-nominated producer Signe Byrge Sørensen.
EURIMAGES is a support fund for cinema co-production, theatrical distribution and exhibition established by the Council of Europe in 1988. Since its creation, it has supported 1834 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately €545 million.