The winner for the Eurimages Co-production Development Award is:
“Melvile” by Romain Renard & Fursy Teyssier
Produced by Need Productions (BEL) • Creative Touch Studios • Special Touch Studios (FRA)
The jury was composed of Emma Scott (Screen Ireland – Ireland), Frédéric Corvez (Urban Group – France) and Rose-Marie Strand (Folkets Bio – Sweden). The jury was very impressed with the high level of the 8 projects presented to them. There was such a diversity of visual styles, story-telling and methodology, as well as a wonderful selection of European countries partnering with each other. This made the job to choose a winner very difficult!
However one project persuaded the jury in the end: Melvile. They responded to this dark and intricate story which fully immersed them in the world of the protagonist. Adapted from a graphic novel, the film-makers have devised a new method of animation, called charcoalisation, to serve the original vision of the creator really successfully.
Lead by Belgian producer, Need Productions, partnering with French companies Creative Touch and Special Touch Studios, the script was written by Olivier Tollet from the graphic novel by Romain Renard and will be codirected by Renard and Fursy Teyssier.
This Eurimages development award will enable the companies to continue their project development and to find a 3rd partner to begin the journey to production.
Sébastien Onomo (Special Touch Studios), Anne-Laure Guégan (Need Productions), Romain Renard (Creative Touch Studios), Fursy Teyssier (Creative Touch Studios)
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The Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund & Cartoon have joined forces in order to award the Eurimages Co-production Development Award. A cash-prize of €20,000, this award has been created to promote the Fund’s role in encouraging international co-production from the initial stages of a project. We are happy to present the 8 projects that will be pitched at Cartoon Movie and are nominees for the Eurimages Co-production Development Award.
Nominees for the Eurimages Co-production Development Award
- “At the Ark at 8“
Produced by Zooper Film (Germany) — Co-produced by Now Films (Germany), Parka Pictures (Denmark) & Hydralab (Denmark)
- “Born Happy“
Produced by Atom Art (Latvia) — Co-produced by Letko (Poland) & Pikkukala (Finland)
Produced by Dream Well (Latvia) — Co-produced by Sacrebleu Productions (France) & CINÉ-LITTÉ Productions (Germany)
- “Living Large”
Produced by Barletta (Czech Republic) — Co-produced by Novanima Productions (France) & NOVINSKI (Slovakia)
Produced by Need Productions (Belgium) — Co-produced by Creative Touch Studios (France) & Special Touch Studios (France)
Produced by Special Touch Studios (France) — Co-produced by Aparte Film (Romania)
- “Trip to Teulada“
Produced by Isla Productions (France) — Co-produced by 2d3D Animations (France) & Mommotty (Italy)
- “Young Vincent“
Produced by Submarine (Netherlands) — Co-produced by Tchack (France)