24 February 2009

EU - And the Oscar goes to...: Unprecedented success for EU-supported film "Slumdog Millionaire"

8 Oscars were awarded to "Slumdog Millionaire" at the 81st Academy Award ceremony in Hollywood. This UK film was co-funded under the EU's film support programme MEDIA. These include the most prestigious prizes: Best Film and Best Director (Danny Boyle). "Slumdog Millionaire" received €830,000 support from the MEDIA programme for distribution in 2008 and 2009. The total budget of the film is estimated to be €11 million. See also Seven EU-funded films nominated for Oscars for more on the EU's MEDIA programme, the other Oscar nominees co-funded under MEDIA and previous Oscar winners.