Council of Europe announces nine recipients of its Series Co-Productions funds

The nine series co-productions have received a total amount of €3.5m

By Gabriella Geisinger 1 Jul 2024

Council of Europe announces nine recipients of its Series Co-Productions funds
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The Council of Europe, home to Eurimages, has revealed the recipients of the second round of its series co-production support grant which includes projects from Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Slovakia.

Of the recipients, women represent 42% of creators, 55% of writers and 40% of directors. Thirteen national, regional, or minority languages are used.

The Pilot Programme for Series Co-Productions is a three-year initiative of the Council of Europe. It supports high-quality series made as international co-productions by producers within the Council of Europe's member states. 

The supported series are:

#IBelieveHer, by A Girl from Mogadishu's Mary McGuckian produced by Ireland's Pembridge Film Productions, Luxembourg's Iris Productions and UK's Wee Buns, with €500,000

Droneland, created by The Way To Happiness' Nicolas Steil, produced by Luxembourg's Iris Productions, Germany's Syrreal Entertainment, the Netherlands' Topkapi Films, Poland's Enter Film and Germany's Iris Productions Deutschland, with €500,000

BFF, created by Agnė Adomėnė and Urtė Oettinger, produced by Lithuania's Art Shot and Slovakia's Artichoke, received €500,000;

Detective von Fock, created by Leana Jalukse, produced by Estonia's 360 Media OÜ, Latvia's SIA Bergmane Production and Italy's Movie.mento, received €250,000;

LUME, created by Irene Pin, produced by Portugal's Coral – Vision Europa and Spain's Producciones Audiovisuales Sete Media, received €250,000;

Moloch, created by Lukáš Hanulák, Vratislav Šlajer and Štefan Titka, produced by Slovakia's Raketa and Czech Republic's Bionaut, received €500,000;

Stories From Backwoods, created by Leevi Lemmetty, produced by Ireland's Ink and Light, Finland's Muste ja Valo and Ireland's Backwoods, received €250,000;

The Golden Hour series two, created by Simon de Waal, produced by the Netherlands' NL Film & TV and Belgium's Polar Bear Commv, received €500,000;

Hidden Assets series three created by Peter McKenna, produced by Ireland's Saffron Moon, Belgium's Potemkino and Canada's Facet 4 Media, received €250,000.

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