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


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.

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 for projects in development:

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


Documents are only available in French or German.

Application deadline for the CinEuro Prize 2024

Call for projects : December 4th, 2023

Deadline : February 29th, 2024

Applicants will be informed of the eligibility of their projects during March 2024.

Applicants whose projects have been shortlisted by the Jury will be notified in May 2024.

The final selection will take place at the Forum Alentours in Strasbourg in early July 2024.



Does your project meet all the eligibility criteria and would you like to submit it?

Fill in the application form on FestiCiné and submit it online before 29.02.2024!


For further inquiries, you can contact:

Marie-Sophie VOLKENNER

Chargée de mission Prix CinEuro


+33 (0)3 88 15 39 33

+33 (0)7 88 88 39 03