European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films results of the first selection round are published

In Development May 2023

European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films

At the occasion of the Cannes International Film Festival, the results of the first selection round of the European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films were announced by the Jury President, Marianne Slot. A total of 11 projects will receive support to development and finalization. Among them:

  • SPECIAL TREAT by Antonio Lukich, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko
  • TO THE VICTORY! by Valentyn Vasyanovych, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute
  • NICE LADIES by Mariia Ponomarova, producer: EAVE participant Rogier Kramer
  • THE EDITORIAL OFFICE by Roman Bondarchuk, producers: EAVE participant Darya Bassel, EAVE graduate Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer


National Film Centre of Latvia

  • HUNGER STRIKE BREAKFAST by Karolis Kaupinis, producer: EAVE graduate Marija Razgute receives support from the National Film Centre of Latvia in the framework of the Minority Co-production Funding. The full list includes four feature films, two long documentaries and one short documentary.


Screen Ireland and Film Fund Luxembourg

Screen Ireland and Film Fund Luxembourg have opened applications for a €120,000 Ireland-Luxembourg co-development fund targeted at female and non-binary filmmakers. Film and TV projects involving producers from Ireland and Luxembourg will be supported with funds of up to €40,000. The contribution will be split evenly between Screen Ireland and Film Fund Luxembourg. The scheme was first announced in 2019 and has a special emphasis on projects which engage with “new, emerging, and underrepresented voices”. Assessing the submitted projects will be a selection committee composed of representatives from Film Fund Luxembourg and Screen Ireland and potential external experts. Applications will close October 2.

Film Fund Luxembourg and Screen Ireland announce Co-Development Fund for Female and Non-Binary Filmmakers now open. Film Fund Luxembourg and Screen Ireland – the national agency for the development, production and distribution of Irish film – are delighted to open applications for the Ireland/Luxembourg Co-Development Fund at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Originally announced in 2019, the Co-Development Fund is an incentive for feature film and television projects written and/or directed by filmmakers who identify as female or non-binary. The initiative aims to improve the representation of female and non-binary filmmakers across the screen industry, in both Ireland and Luxembourg. €120.000 will be allocated to the fund for 2023 on a 50/50 basis from both funding bodies. Applications are now open, and the closing date to submit projects is Monday, 2nd October, 2023.


  • THE SWEDISH TORPEDO by Frida Kempff, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies, co-producers: EAVE graduate Elina Litvinova and EAVE graduate and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos is in pre-production. The feature is inspired by the life of Sally Bauer, the first European woman to swim across the English Channel in 1939. Filming on the project will commence in August in Sweden, Estonia, Belgium and the UK. The story is set at a time when Europe is on the brink of war. While society and her family urge her to follow her duties as a mother, she breaks free from conventions to pursue her dreams. THE SWEDISH TORPEDO receives backing from the Swedish Film Institute, Creative Europe, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the Finnish Film Foundation, YLE, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Estonian Film Institute, Konstnärsnämnden and the Norrköpings filmfond.

Page published 30 May 2023.

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