Creative Europe invests €4 million in European film releases
The latest results for the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme’s Selective distribution scheme have been published.
Almost €4 million has been awarded to distributors who applied for the December 2015 deadline of this funding opportunity (call reference EACEA/13/2015), which supports the theatrical releases of European films outside of their home countries.
Six UK-based distributors received a total of €392,700 to support the release of the following European films:
- Aleksandr Sokurov’s docu-drama Francofonia, a French/German/Dutch co-production soon to be released in the UK by Curzon Film World (€35,700)
- European Film Award and LUX Prize winner Mustang, released by Curzon Film World on 13 May 2016 (€64,400)
- Suburra, directed by Stefano Sollima and released by Kaleidoscope Film Distribution on 24 June 2016 (€64,400)
- Spanish drama Ma Ma, starring Penelope Cruz and released by Metrodome on 24 June 2016 (€64,400)
- The Girl King, a period drama set in 17th century Sweden, released by Peccadillo Pictures on 30 July 2016 (€13,200)
- My Skinny Sister (Min lilla syster), a German/Swedish co-production which was also supported through Creative Europe’s Slate development scheme and released by Matchbox Films on 27 November 2015 (€2,800)
- Danish director Tobias Lindholm's A War (Krigen), which also received a grant at development stage through Creative Europe’s Single Project scheme and was released by StudioCanal on 8 January 2016 (€22,800)
- A Bigger Splash by Italian director Luca Guadagnino was released by StudioCanal on 12 February 2016 (€125,000)
You can read the full set of results on the EACEA website.
Photo: Mustang, courtesy of Curzon Artificial Eye.
25 Apr 2016