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Montenegro and Russia to join the EFP network

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Montenegro and Russia have been accepted as the newest member countries ofEuropean Film Promotion (EFP). At the last meeting in Hamburg (Germany), the EFP members decided to welcome the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro and theRussian Cinema Fund, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation into the pan-European network. As of 2013, EFP will be uniting 35 promotion organisations from 36 countries to promote and market films and talent from across Europe unde...

Variety's 10 european directors to watch in KVIFF

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  VARIETY'S TEN EUROPEAN DIRECTORS TO WATCH AT KVIFF The 47th Karlovy Vary IFF (June 29 – July 7, 2012) will present ‘Variety’s Ten European Directors to Watch’. This special category will be held by the EFP (European Film Promotion) and KVIFF and the ten selected films will be screened on July 1-2 at the Czech Republic Festival Center. These ten talented newcomer European directors chosen by Variety include: Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky; Finland, 2012), Magnus Martens (Jackpot...

EFP announces Film Centre of Kosovo as 33th member

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The Kosova Cinematography Center (KCC) has joined European Film Promotion (EFP) as a new member organisation. With this decision which was recently taken by the EFP members at the latest General Assembly, the EFP network now unites marketing interests of 33 promotion organisations. The common activities to promote European films and talents worldwide are financial...

SHOOTING STARS 2012 arrive in Berlin

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Welcome for Shooting Stars 2012 Photographer credit: Markus Nass (from left to right): Riz Ahmed (UK), Ana Ularu (Romania), Hilmar Gudjónsson (Iceland), Androulla Vassiliou; European Commissioner for Education and Culture, Max Hubacher (Switzerland), Adèle Haenel (France), Bill Skarsgård (Sweden) and Jakub Gierszał (Poland), not pictured: Anna Maria Mühe (Germany), Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Ireland), Isabella Ragonese (Italy)  11 February 2012:  A ...

EFP to introduce ten of Europe´s brightest young actors at 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

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    SHOOTING STARS 2012 selected                     From left to right:: France: Adèle Haenel (House of Tolerance), Germany: Anna Maria Mühe (November Child), Iceland: Hilmar Gudjónsson (Either Way), Ireland: Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side Of Sleep), Italy: Isabella Ragonese (The First Assignment), Poland: Jakub Gierszał (Suicide Room), Romania: Ana Ul...

Christian J. Lemche elected as new EFP President

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Christian J. Lemche of the Danish Film Institute (DFI) has been elected as European Film Promotion's (EFP) new President. As the Board of Directors confirmed at a EFP members' meeting in Hamburg/Germany, DFI's Festival Manager for Feature Films will take over the presidency from Hungary's Éva Vezér who recently left Magyar Filmunió. In addition, Mariette Rissenbeek, Managing Director of German Films, has been elected as a new member to EFP's Board of Directors at the General Assembly of EFP m...

International Jury for SHOOTING STARS 2012 confirmed

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The 2012 jury for SHOOTING STARS - Europe's Best Young Actors - has now been finalised. The Danish actor Thure Lindhardt (Flame & Citron), the Dutch director Marleen Gorris (Within the Whirlwind), the Romanian producer Ada Solomon (Renovation), the German casting director Simone Bär (Inglourious Basterds) and the British film journalist Matt Mueller (Total Film) will be selecting Europe's ten best acting talents at the beginning of December for European Film Promotion's (EFP) SHOOTING STARS...

European discoveries: Ten Directors to Watch

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Alexandru Maftei, Romania Lisa Aschan, Sweden Claudio Cupellini, Italy David Dusa, FranceJannicke Systad Jacobsen, Norway Yasemin Samdereli, Germany Zuzana Liová, Slovak RepublicMatus Zajac, Valdís æskarsdóttir,Iceland Hans Van Nuffel, Belgium Ben Wheatley, United Kingdom Who makes exciting stories work on screen? Who is the person behind touching pictures, amazing film scenes and breathtaking moments in cinema? Ten directors from across Europe will be spotlighted as creative heads of passio...

Producers on the Move three-day event in Cannes for young European producers

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  This year's three-day event for young European producers, PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE, will present 25 talented film producers from 25 European countries. This includes Radim Procházka as the "Czech producer on the move". The event, organised by European Film Promotion, will take place during the festival in Cannes on 14 - 17 May 2011. This will be the largest number of participants in the history of this programme, which began 12 years ago. This year Radim Procházka from R...

A new Platform for European-Canadian co-productions launches: PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO

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EFP, OMDC and TIFF(R) launch next PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO After a successful launch in 2010, the feature film networking and co-production program PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO (PLT) is scheduled to be held again during the Toronto International Film Festival®, running from September 7-10, 2011. Created by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF)...

EFP announces its new Board of Directors

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    Éva Vezér stays on as President - 3 new representatives elected   The members of European Film Promotion (EFP) today elected a new Board of Directors at its General Assembly meeting during the Berlin International Film Festival. The Board is composed of seven members and the term of office lasts for two years. Éva Vezér was again elected EFP President, Claudia Landsberger remains EFP Vice-President.   The members of the Board of Directors are:...

11 European films receive marketing support in Sundance

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11 European films have been confirmed by European Film Promotion's (EFP) members to receive Film Sales Support (FSS) at North America's prestigious Sundance Film Festival. FSS, which is EFP's support scheme for European sales agents, is entering year 8 in 2011. With the continuous financial support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, FSS has been influential in helping bring European cinema to audiences around the world, in particular to North and South America. To have been cho...

Shooting Stars Light Up The Sky In Tallinn

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  Six current Shooting Stars, an exclusive club of up-and-coming European actors that  are selected annually by an international jury and introduced at the Berlin International Film Festival by the European Film Promotion organization, are making an appearance in films being shown this week at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.   With a strong focus on European cinema both in and out of competition, the Festival is one of the places to catch current trends and ...

EFP announces jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011

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Distinction for Europe's best young actors at the Berlinale 2011 (February 10 - 20)European Film Promotion (EFP) has announced the names of the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2011. They will be selecting Europe's ten most talented young actors to be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival from February 12-14, 2011 and honoured for their artistic achievements. Beforehand, the EFP member organizations had nominated their candidates. Initiated by European Film Promotion (EFP), the event is fin...

Spotlight on SHOOTING STARS at International Rome Film Festival

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With the aim of increasing the awareness of European films and talent in Italy, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be bringing three SHOOTING STARS 2010 to the International Rome Film Festival (October 28 - November 5) for the first time. Following the showcase at the Berlin International Film Festival, the selected three emerging actors will present their recent films at Italy's glittering cinematographic feast. The Italian SHOOTING STAR Michele Riondino will be seen in Ten Winters by Valerio...

47 European films receive EFP Film Sales Support for Toronto

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For the 6th year in a row, European Film Promotion (EFP) is assisting the marketing campaigns of European films through its Film Sales Support scheme (FSS) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs September 9 - 19. Backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, 25 different European sales agents and two production companies are benefitting from the financial help for the promotion of 47 films this year. With an annual programme of close on 120 European fil...

European Distributors: Up Next! in San Sebastian

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San Sebastian Film Festival and EFP provide forum for European distributorsEuropean Film Promotion announces participants 2010The majority of exciting films made in Europe still can't be seen in cinemas outside of their home countries. With the programme “European Distributors: Up Next!”, European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival raise the issue of how to promote the circulation of European films and see them cross borders. In the third edition of the tw...

EFP Industry Screenings in New York

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June 28th and 29thIn the 6th year of its NY Industry Screenings, European Film Promotion (EFP) is proud to present three European films to the industry on June 28th and 29th. >> download the file as pdf The screenings, which are supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Irish Film Board and German Films, will be shown at the Tribeca Grand Hotel's screening room, and the respective sales agents will be in attendance. All of the films ar...

Networking in Cannes

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          Aspiring producers are on the move this year in Cannes. Selected by European Film Promotion's member organizations (EFP), twenty-three ambitious producers from across Europe are participating in EFP's PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2010 programme (May 15th-18th) during the Cannes International Film Festival.      The selected participants have been discussing the content, planning and financing of their European-based film projects during the three-day program...

EFP launches programme highlighting European and Turkish films

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BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY at the Istanbul International Film Festival (April 3-18, 2010)   NOTHING PERSONAL by Urszula Antoniak With BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be launching a new programme at the 29th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival. Between April 12-14, the festival, in close cooperation with EFP, will highlight and present 10 current European and 12 Turkish productions of up-and-coming directors. Apart from the aim...

Welcome for SHOOTING STARS honoured at Berlinale

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Ten of Europe's most notable young actors are presented by European Film Promotion (EFP) for the 13th edition of SHOOTING STARS launched at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. They present a broad range of countries with three of the actors appearing in films in official selection, two are screened in competition. Chosen by a high-profile jury of film industry professionals, the SHOOTING STARS actors are primed for a weekend of round-the-clock-activities, including one-to-one ...

Europe's best young actors selected as SHOOTING STARS 2010

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Jury announce their decision for presentation at the forthcoming Berlin International Film Festival from 13 to 15 February 2010 SHOOTING STARS AWARDS donated by Studio Babelsberg European Film Promotion (EFP) announced today the ten SHOOTING STARS of 2010, who will be introduced at its annual presentation of new acting talent at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This group of prominent young actors who come from...

Baltic Event Brings Film Pros To Tallinn

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  As if the 250 plus films on display this week at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, held in the Estonian capital through Sunday, December 6, were not enough, the Festival is sponsoring a number of industry initiatives that bring togther film professionals from across Europe. BALTIC EVENT is the largest regional film market, bringing together film distributors, financiers, film festival reps and other professionals to meet the Baltic film industry. Comprised of seminar pane...

SHOOTING STARS 2010: EFP announces jury

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Presentation of Europe's best young actors at the 60th Berlinale         Jury member: Ana Geislerová The jury for SHOOTING STARS 2010 is now confirmed. At the end of November, Europe's 10 best up-and-coming actors will be chosen from the 21 nominations submitted by European Film Promotion's (EFP) member organisations. The SHOOTING STARS will be prese...

Support For European Cinema

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SAME BUT DIFFERENT (Detlev Buck, Germany)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor With nearly a third of the films on offer in Toronto coming from the European continent, the Festival is a very important launching pad for both established and emerging talents to make an impression in North America. That is why the support of the European Film Promotion organization, a conglomeration of the governmental promotion offices from across the continent, is so vital ...
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