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European Distributors: Up Next to be held at San Sebastian

EFP and San Sebastian International Film Festival join forces for "European Distributors: Up Next!" to be held on September 26

With the aim of increasing the wider distribution of non-domestic European films, European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival are to launch the initiative "European Distributors: Up Next!" which is scheduled to take place on September 26, 2008 during the festival. The first edition of the programme is focused on distributors from Central and Eastern European countries. Ten up-and-coming European distributors supporting independent European cinema and selected by EFP members and the San Sebastian festival will be invited to the festival to discuss further possibilities of theatrical distribution on a European level.


Bulgaria - Stefan Kitanov - Art Fest Ltd Czech Republic - Premysl Martinek - Film Distribution Artcam Estonia - Katrin Rajasaare - AS Tallinnfilm Hungary - Rita Linda Potyondi - Cirko Film Latvia - Oskars Killo - Acme Film Lithuania - Greta Akcijonaite - Cinema Center Skalvija Poland - Jakub Duszynski - Gutek Film Romania - Stefan Bradea - Transilvania Film Slovak Republic - Michal Drobny - Continental Film Slovenia - Natasa Bucar - Cankarjev dom

The majority of European films do not find distribution outside of their home territories and are often limited to a national release. With "European Distributors: Up Next!", within the framework of the San Sebastian International Film Festival and its Sales Office, the distributors will be offered networking opportunities and a platform for their particular concerns.
Financial backing comes from the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the involved member countries. As a media partner the international trade magazine Variety will highlight the invited distributors, detailing their contribution to independent cinema.

Furthermore "European Distributors: Up Next!ö will join activities in San Sebastian organized by Europa Distribution. "We are very pleased to join with the prestigious San Sebastian International Film Festival to be able to offer a support programme to risk-taking independent distributors from Europe", says Renate Rose, EFP managing director: "Observing market forces now for several years, EFP felt a need to pick up on the problematic and intractable question of distribution in a new, profiled European initiative." EFP's most recent programme to date, "Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema", already addresses this issue.
Mikel Olaciregui, director of the San Sebastian International Film Festival also welcomes the joint initiative: "The San Sebastian Film Festival has always supported European cinema. It's an opportunity for us to join EFP in order to host an event which aims to contribute to an improvement of the circulation of European films within Europe and to create networks between emerging distributors from Central and Eastern Europe and their counterparts: sales agents, producers."


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