European Film Promotion
European Film Promotion (EFP) is an organisation which works for the worldwide promotion and marketing of European cinema. The EFP network incorporates 36 national promotion organisations from 35 European countries.
EFP's major objectives are:
- to improve the competitive potential for European films in the international market
- to facilitate the market entry for European film professionals
- to support the development of new markets for European film
- to increase the distribution opportunities for European film
- to provide knowledge and experience of EFP’s members via its network
Initiatives and projects
- Shooting Stars at the Berlin International Film Festival
- Shooting Stars On Tour at selected film festivals worldwide
- Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival
- Variety’s Ten Euro Directors To Watch at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
- Industry Screenings in the USA in L.A. and New York
- Producers Lab Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival
- Film Sales Support at several international non-European film festivals and film markets (e.g. Sundance, Toronto, Guadalajara, Shanghai, Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), Asian Film Market (Busan, Korea), American Film Market)
- European Umbrella offices at selected international film markets (e.g. the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), American Film Market, Guadalajara Film Market at the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara)
The following 36 organisations from 35 European countries are members of EFP:
- Albanian National Center of Cinematographie (Albania)
- Austrian Film Commission (Austria)
- British Council (United Kingdom)
- Bulgarian National Film Centre (Bulgaria)
- Croatian Audiovisual Centre (Croatia)
- Czech Film Center (Czech Republic)
- Danish Film Institute (Denmark)
- Estonian Film Institute (Estonia)
- EYE Film Institute Netherlands (The Netherlands)
- Film Center Serbia (Serbia)
- Film Fund Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
- Finnish Film Foundation (Finland)
- Flanders Image (Dutch-speaking Belgium)
- Georgian National Film Center (Georgia)
- German Films (Germany)
- Greek Film Centre (Greece)
- Icelandic Film Centre (Iceland)
- Instituto de la Cinematografa y de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain)
- Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual I.P. / ICA (Portugal)
- Instituto Luce Cinecittà (Italy)
- Irish Film Board (Ireland)
- Kosova Cinematography Center (Republic of Kosovo)
- Lithuanian Film Centre (Lithuania)
- Macedonian Film Fund (Macedonia)
- Magyar Filmunió/ International Division of the Hungarian National Film Fund (Hungary)
- Ministry of Culture of Montenegro (Montenegro)
- National Film Centre of Latvia (Latvia)
- Norwegian Film Institute (Norway)
- Polish Film Institute (Poland)
- Romanian Film Promotion (Romania)
- Slovak Film Institute (Slovakia)
- Slovenian Film Fund (Slovenia)
- Swedish Film Institute (Sweden)
- Swiss Films (Switzerland)
- Unifrance (France)
- Wallonie Bruxelles Images (French-speaking Belgium)
EFP was founded in 1997 by managing director Renate Rose at the Berlin International Film Festival. Having started with 10 founding members the network has meanwhile been extended to 36 promotion and export organisations from 35 European countries.
EFP is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and by the EFP member organisations. Promotion and PR activities are backed by the Centre National de la Cinematographie et de l'image animée (CNC) as well as by private sponsors. The [Hamburg]-based office is subsidised by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and the Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
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