CinEuro Prize for the development of cross-border co-productions


Screenwriter & Director: Paul Vincent de Lestrade
Production: Need Productions (BE)
Co-production: Tripode Productions (FR)

Eva, 14 years old, has been raised in a radical nationalist extremist group by a single father who taught her everything and whom she admires more than anyone. Until she discovers that he is ready to kill…

  • COMMENT JE M’APPELLE, a film project by Frank Beauvais
  • HELTER SKELTER, a film project by Paul Vincent de Lestrade
  • LE METEOROLOGUE, a film project by Clyde Gates & Gabriel Sanson
  • LES DANSEURS DE STRASBOURG, a film project by Zoé Labasse
  • SCHWEIZER KÜHE, a film project by Matthias Dinter
  • Director: Donato Rotunno
    Screenwriter: Alexis Metzinger
    Production: Tarantula Luxembourg (LU)
    Co-production: Cerigo Films (FR)

    Told as a thriller, “Europe’s Capital – The Dispute over the Seat” is a political-media saga that traces seventy years of disappointed ideals and secret negotiations, dramatic declarations, and sudden reversals of fortune.
    Should there be a single, efficient capital? Or, on the contrary, should institutions be scattered to bring them closer to the population? What unfolds through this little-known history is the very imagination of today’s Europe with its successes and failures, its symbols, and its ongoing quest for legitimacy.

  • CAPITALE(S) EUROPE, LA BATAILLE DES SIEGES, a documentary project by Donato Rotunno
  • LEGENDA, a documentary project by Julien Kartheuser
  • CinEuro is a cross-border network of nearly 40 organisations responsible for supporting the film and audiovisual industry in France, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. From 2023, the CinEuro partners decided to support the development of co-productions based on stories linked to the partner territories.

    To this end, the Région Grand Est, the Film Fund Luxembourg, the Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, the Saarland Medien GmbH, the Ministerium für Familie, Frauen, Kultur und Integration Rheinland-Pfalz, Wallimage,, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and the Ministerium der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft Belgiens have jointly launched the CinEuro Prize. They have been joined this year by a new partner, the Eurometropole of Strasbourg.

    The aim of this prize is to encourage the emergence of projects dealing with stories, characters or settings that bear witness to the links between the partner territories in all their dimensions (economic, political, geographical, societal, cultural, etc.).

    It aims to encourage new ways of looking at clearly identified subjects (steel, war, migratory movements, etc.), as well as themes that have received little or no treatment to date (the inner workings of European institutions, news stories, local imagination, societal or natural phenomena, etc.), whether they are inspired by physical realities (landscapes, buildings, infrastructures), historical facts (personalities, events, etc.) or current affairs.

    Its aim is to enable filmmakers to explore and unveil the range of possibilities offered by these themes and to take on board the artistic and intellectual contribution of a cross-border narrative perspective, in order to contribute to the development of a genuine CinEuro signature and enhance its visibility in European and international cinema.

    Prize Categories and Amounts

    The CinEuro Prize is awarded annually in two categories of projects in development:

    • Documentary: a prize of €10,000, awarded to a documentary project for cinema, television, or streaming platforms, either a feature-length (min. 40 min) or a series (min. 2 x 20 min), of high quality and with strong potential for supra-regional distribution. Additionally, a bonus of €5,000 may be awarded if the jury deems the project’s progress satisfactory after a period of 2 years.
    • Fiction: a prize of €20,000, awarded to an audiovisual, cinema, or streaming platform project, either a feature-length (min. 60 min) or a series (min. 3 x 20 min) in live-action or animation. Additionally, a bonus of €10,000 may be awarded if the jury deems the project’s progress satisfactory after a period of 2 years.

    Documents are only available in French or German.

    Calendar for the CinEuro Prize 2024

    The finalists for the CinEuro Prize 2024 were announced on May 19th during the CinEuro ‘Meet & Greet’ event in Cannes.

    They pitched their project on July 3rd at the Forum Alentours. The winners were announced the same evening during the ARTE GEIE event.



    Applications for the CinEuro Prize 25 should open in December 2024.


    For any question, please contact:

    Marie-Sophie VOLKENNER

    Project Manager CinEuro Prize


    +33 (0)3 88 15 39 33

    +33 (0)7 88 88 39 03