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 the 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.
In 1991 he joined Noe Productions in Paris where he produced BEFORE THE RAIN by Milcho Manchevski, AS YOU LIKE ME by Carmine Amoroso, TRAIN OF LIFE by Radu Mihaileanu, THE ADOPTED SON and THE CHIMP by Aktan Abdykalykov, NO MAN'S LAND by Danis Tanovic and Danis Tanovic's short film in the collection of films 11'09''01-SEPTEMBER 11, produced by Galatée Films and StudioCanal.
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 the new feature by Danis Tanovic, HELL (L'ENFER), written by Krzysztof Piesiewicz in collaboration with the late Krzysztof Kieslowski, and WELL TEMPERED CORPSES by Benjamin Filipovic. This was followed by Marion Hänsel's SOUNDS OF SAND (SI LE VENT SOULÈVE LES SABLES) in 2006, Danis Tanovic's TRIAGE and Srdjan Karanovic's BESA in 2008, WOMB by Benedek Fliegauf, THE LIGHT THIEF by Aktan Abdykalykov, CIRKUS COLOMBIA by Danis Tanovic and BLACK OCEAN by Marion Hänsel (in 2010), THE LUNCHBOX by Rites 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 was member of the EFA Board from 2004 to 2014.
The EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES will be presented during the European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 9 December, in Berlin.
Berlin and Strasbourg, 21 November 2017