At its 153rd meeting, held from 10 to 13 December in Tbilisi, the Council of Europe`s Eurimages Board of Management announced that it is happy to welcome its new member state, Montenegro.
From 1 January 2019, co-production projects involving a producer from Montenegro can be submitted to Eurimages for examination at forthcoming Board of Management fund meetings.
"Eurimages has been a long-term goal for Montenegrin cinema," says Sehad Cekić, head of Montenegro Film Centre. "It is important as both a financing opportunity and a mechanism of furthering international co-operation, but also as a proof of the quality of our film productions and the industry as a whole. This membership is happening at the moment when both our film community and the government are excited to improve this field, which is especially significant for a small European country. Collaboration, exchange and co-production are at the core of Montenegrin cinema, and in this respect, it is identical to the Eurimages’ mission and vision. I expect that the first Montenegrin projects will soon apply for Eurimages support, especially feature-length fiction films."
Montenegro is already a member of MEDIA Programme, the European Visual Observatory, and the European Film Promotion.