ENGAGE Prize Fund
Each year, the ENGAGE journey culminates in a pitching session during which all participants present their projects to a panel of film and television commissioners, financiers and producers.
In 2012, thanks to the support of the national screen agencies of the ENGAGE partner nations, prizes totaling €8,000 were awarded to four projects. The Jyri Sillart prize was also awarded, for the second year running, to the project with best visuals.
ENGAGE 2012 Prize fund winners
4 prizes were awarded to the following projects
Catherine (TV series) – producer: Annalisa Schmuckli (Finland); co-producer: Magda Rychla (Poland); writer: Maria Lappalainen (Finland)
Darkness on the Edge of Town (fiction) – writer / director: Patrick Ryan (Ireland); producer: Lisa Mackintosh (Scotland)
Gate of Heaven (documentary) – writer / director: Katja Lautamaitti (Finland)
Rammstein (TV mini-series) – screenwriter: Selim P Güngor (Germany)
More information on these projects will be available on this website soon.
Letters to Lost Lovers - writer/ director: Anna Ruohonen (Finland) ; producer Dora Nedeczky (Hungary)
Death Rattle - writer/ director: Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair (Ireland) ; producer Joseph Atkinson (Scotland)
Frost Island - screenwriter: Mia Ylonen (Scotland/ Finland)
Jyri Sillart prize:
Pizzeria Finlandia - writer/ director: Heli Sorjonen (Finland)
You can now read about these winning projects and all projects developed through ENGAGE 2011.
ENGAGE 2010 Prize fund winners
Joint 1st prizes:
Duet for Cello – writer / director: Wafa’a Halawi; producer: Paul Ryan (France/Lebanon/Scotland/Ireland)
Nature of Things – screenwriter: Paula Mononen; co-producer: Jana Bebrová (Finland/Czech Republic)
From Dublin with Love – writer/director: Joasia Goldyn; producer: Lotta-Kaisa Riistakoski (Poland/Ireland/Finland).
Find out more about these winning projects and all projects developed on ENGAGE 2010 (download the brochure as a pdf).
ENGAGE 2009 Prize fund winners
Down the Hatch – screenwriter: Jenny Dahlström; producer: David Lester Mooney (Finland / Ireland / Estonia)
The Ropes – writer/director: David Tynan (Ireland)
Babel’s Market – writer/director: Tomás Sheridan (Scotland)
Find out more about how the prize fund benefited these projects on page 52 of the ENGAGE 2010 brochure
Please note: the prize fund has been awarded at the discretion of the screen agencies and its continuation has been confirmed for 2012.