CineRegio celebrates ten years of being the European umbrella for cultural diversity

CineRegio, the non-profit association of regional film funds in Europe, is celebrating ten years of being the European umbrella for cultural diversity. On its anniversary, celebrated on 18 May during the 68th Cannes Film Festival, CineRegio announced that in the last five years, more than 125 films selected in the official and sidebar sections of Cannes have received support from one or more CineRegio members. This means that more than 125 culturally diverse films were produced by CineRegio’s umbrella and have a relation to the European regions.

This year, CineRegio members supported 27 feature films and four short films selected for the festival. Out of all the European films selected, CineRegio members have supported 35%. The association supported five films in competition (38% of all European films in the section): Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan, Valérie Donzelli’s Marguerite et Julien [+see also: trailer film profile], Maïwenn’s Mon Roi [+see also: film review trailer film profile], Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales [+see also: film review trailer film focus film profile] and Stéphane Brizé’s The Measure of a Man [+see also: film review trailer film focus film profile]. In the meantime, other supported films are in Un Certain Regard (three), the Out of Competition section (one), the Special Screenings section (two), the Critics’ Week (three), the Directors’ Fortnight (eight) and the alternative l’ACID (five).

Philippe Reynaert, chairman of CineRegio, said, “This result reflects our objectives and states the importance of the work of CineRegio that acts as a lobby and network organisation encouraging cross-border and interregional co-operation and co-productions. For CineRegio, the members of CineRegio and the citizens in our regions, it is very encouraging and a great strength that money is put into films that offer a high artistic value, explore new talents and stand for cinematic innovation.”