Lucia Recalde, der er ansvarlig for MEDIA delprogrammet under Creative Europe, har netop offentliggjort følgende fejring af både IDA og den europæiske cirkulation, som EU filmstøtten faciliterer og fordrer. Og understreger dermed, at IDA er et fantastisk eksempel på europæisk kreativitet og høj filmkvalitet, der når ud til et bredt publikum på tværs af landegrænse.
My congratulations to the Director and Scriptwriter, the Producers and the team behind Ida for their well-deserved Oscar triumph. It has been a pleasure to follow the success of this Polish-Danish post-war drama by Paweł Pawlikowski. In December Ida won no less than five European Film Awards, including the People's Choice Award and Best European Film. This has been followed by across the board success including the European Parliament Lux Film Prize awarded to Ida as a celebration of European films and European values and diversity.
The MEDIA sub-programme is proud of its support for Ida under no less than three of our support schemes through which MEDIA contributed to both the development and the cross-border circulation of the film. Ida is an outstanding example of great European creativity and quality in filmmaking that is reaching out to the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.
And Ida is not alone. European films deserve recognition despite the challenges currently facing the audiovisual sector. Six of the 2015 Oscar-nominated films were granted support by the EU's Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme: Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner was nominated in four categories, Wim Wenders' and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado's The Salt of the Earth was recognised in the Best Documentary category, the Irish Song of the Seas was nominated in the Best Animation category and Marion Cottillard was nominated as Best Actress in Two Days, One Night. (Lucia Recalde, Head of Unit, MEDIA sub programme of Creative Europe)
Europa-Kommissionen samstemmer begejstrende
This was a successful weekend for films supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme. Timbuktu got seven Cesar awards in France, notably for best film, and Ida won the Oscar award for best foreign film in the United States.The two films received respectively EUR 540,000 and EUR 650,000 from the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme for their development and distribution. Vice-President Ansip, in charge of the Digital Single Market, and Commissioner Oettinger, responsible for the Digital Economy and Society, said: "These prestigious awards show the talent of our film makers and how EU support can help them thrive and reach a large audience. We are committed to further supporting creative industries and creating the right conditions for them to succeed in the digital era" (Pressemeddelelse fra Europa-Kommissionen, 23. februar 2015)
Læs også udtalelsen fra Henrik Bo Nielsen, direktør Det Danske Filminstitut, om inspirerende samarbejder lande imellem og den kreative udveksling, der sker i koproducerede film.