EFA's European Co-production Award goes to our jury member Cedomir Kolar
The European Film Academy has announced that this year's European Co-production Award - Prix Eurimages, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to producer Cedomir Kolar.
Cedomir Kolar has been active in film production for more than 30 years. He was born in former Yugoslavia, in the city of Rijeka on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, and graduated in film production at the Belgrade Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has produced over 30 feature films by authors from all over the world. He is an Oscar Nominee for Before the Rain by Milcho Manchevski and an Oscar winning producer for Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land [+].
In 2003 he launched a new Paris-based production entity, A.S.A.P. Films, together with director Danis Tanovic and fellow producer Marc Baschet. In 2005, A.S.A.P. Films produced Danis Tanovic's Hell [+], written by Krzysztof Piesiewicz in collaboration with the late Krzysztof Kieslowski, among others. This was followed by Marion Hänsel's Sounds of Sand [+] in 2006, Danis Tanovic's Triage [+] and Srdjan Karanovic's Besa [+] in 2008, Womb [+] by Benedek Fliegauf, The Light Thief [+] by Aktan Abdykalykov, Cirkus Columbia [+] by Danis Tanovic and Black Ocean [+] by Marion Hänsel (in 2010), The Lunchbox [+] by Ritesh Batra (2013), Albüm [+] by Mehmet Can Mertoglu (2016) and Foxtrot [+] by Samuel Maoz (2017). Most of these films have been supported by Eurimages.
Cedomir Kolar, member of the EFA Board from 2004 to 2014, will receive the European Co-production Award - Prix Eurimages during the European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 9 December, in Berlin.