Eurimages backs new Houda Benyamina, Jessica Hausner projects in latest round of funding

French director Houda Benyamina’s All For One and Austrian Jessica Hausner’s Club Zero are two of the 37 European co-productions set to receive of a share of Eurimage’s latest round of funding, totalling €9.1m ($10.3).

Benyamina’s All For One will receive €500,000 ($563,550), the largest share of funding, The co-production between France (Haut et Court, Easy Tiger) and Belgium (Versus Production) is the second feature from from Benyamina, whose debut Divine won the Caméra d’Or in Cannes 2016. Her latest title is a Three Muskateers-style adventure, with a female focus.

Hausner’s English-language Club Zero has received €450 000 ($507,195) of funding, and is an English-language co-production between Austria (Hausner’s Coop99 Essential Filmproduktion)), Germany (Essential Filmproduktion), France (Societe Parisienne de Production) and the UK (Club Zero Ltd).

It is about a group of young people who form a cult together with a teacher. Hausner’s previous credits include 2019 drama Little Joe which was backed by the BFI and BBC Film and screened in competition in Cannes 2019, with Emily Beecham winning best actress.

The new films fromo Cristian Mungiu, Abderrahmane Sissako, Bertrand Bonello and Nikolaj Arcel have also received funding.

Of the 37 European co-productions that will share the funding, five are documentaries and five are animation films.

This is in addition to the €10.8m ($12.2) given in June, and €5.8m ($6.5m) in March, taking the 2021 total up to €25.6m ($18.7).

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The 164th Eurimages council meeting was held online. Of the projects supported, 48.65% were directed by women, with a total of €4m ($4.5m) awarded to these projects, representing 43.34% of the total amount awarded.

Since it was set up in 1988, Eurimages has supported 2,273 co-productions, for a total amount of approximately €649m ($782).

Eurimages December 2021 funding

Allah Is Not Obliged (Fr-Lux-Bel) – € 470,000
Dir. Zaven Najjar

All For One (Fr-Bel) – € 500,000
Dir. Houda Benyamina

Arcadia (Greece-Bul-Ser)-€ 180 000
Dir. Yorgos Zois

Blindness Of The Heart (Ger-Lux-Switz) – €150 000
Dir. Barbara Albert

Caravan (Czech- It- Slovak Republic) – €250 000
Dir. Zuzana Kirchnerová

Chiara (It-Bel) – €480 000
Dir. Susanna Nicchiarelli

Chicken for Linda (Fr-It) – €115 000
Dir. Sebastien Laudenbach

Club Zero (Austria-Ger-Fr-UK) – € 450,000
Dir. Jessica Hausner

Day Begins In A Blue Room (Bel-Fr) – € 100,000
Dir. Valentina maurel

Emma And The Death’s Head (Slovak Republic) – €330 000
Dir. Iveta Grofova

River or Death (Cro-It-Slovenia) – €140 000
Dir. Igor Bezinović

Five And A Half Love Stories In An Apartment In Vilnius (Lithuania-Latvia-Ire)-€ 230 000
Dir. Tomas Vengris

Fox And Hare Save The Forest (Neth-Bel-Lux) – € 325,000
Dir. Mascha Halberstad

Hotel Sinestra (Neth-Switz) – €250 000
Dir. Michiel ten Horn

Jan Mancuska: You Will Never See It All (Czech-Slovak Republic) – €30 000
Dir. Štěpán Pech

Kretsul (Rus-Lithuania) – €48 000
Dir. Aleksandra Likhacheva

League (Port-Fr-It) – €143 000
Director João Miller Guerra

Man Of The House (Alb-It) – € 110,000
Dir Andamion Murataj

Most Alive (Bel-Fr-Can) – €235 000
Dir. Delphine Girard

Mother Mara (Ser-Lux-Bos & Her-Slovenia-Mont)
Dir. Mirjana Karanović

New Dawn Fades (Turkey) – €70 000
Dir. Gurcan Keltek

Nowhere (It-Switz) – €290 000
Dir. Simone Massi

Of Unwanted Things And People (Czech-Fr-Slovak Republic-Slovenia) – €380 000
Dir. Patrik Pasht Jr.

Pirates (Fr-Greece) – €85 000
Dir. Myriam Gharbi

R.M.N (Rom-Fr-Bel) – €420 000
Dir. Cristian Mungiu

Sailing Off The Edge (Can-Fr) – €140 000
Dir. Virginia Tangvald

Suddenly (Turkey-Ger-Ser) – € 85,000
Dir. Melisa Fatma Önel Tecimen

The Beast (Fr-Can) – €350 000
Dir. Bertrand Bonello

The Fourth Wall (Fr-Lux-Belgium) – €360 000
Dir. David Oelhoffen

The Herd (Bul-Ger-Lux) – € 240,000
Dir. Milko Lazarov

The King’s Land (Den-Ger-Swe) – € 470,000
Dir. Nikolaj Arcel

The Land You Belong (It-Rom) – €65 000
To say. Elena Rebeca Carini

The Open Body (Sp-Port) – €270 000
Dir. Angeles Huerta

The Perfumed Hill (Fr-Lux) – € 470,000
Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako

The Total Trust (Ger-Neth) – €150 000
Dir. Jialing Zhang

Totem (Neth-Lux-Ger) – € 290,000
Dir. Sander Burger

When We Lost to the Germans (Neth-Bel) – €300 000
dir. Guido Van Driel

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