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Film Sales Support (FSS) for their European films at Sundance

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For the fourth time in a row since 2005, European sales agents and production companies are making good use of Film Sales Support (FSS) for their European films at Sundance. FSS, European Film Promotion’s (EFP) initiative to help increase the visibility of European film in the Americas offers grants up to €5,000 per film to top up promotional campaigns. The support allows for extra sales activities, for example, hiring a publicist or a scout to target local press and buyers more effe...

PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema

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EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION (EFP) is hosting PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema, a journey through the multifaceted filmic landscapes of Europe, following the motto “Let’s see what’s happening at the neighbours!” It is the second time EFP is organizing this European event in cooperation with its member organisations, the selected cinemas and with financial support from the EU MEDIA Programme. The Film event PICTURE EUROPE! will visit Munich from 21st to 27th February. As in the prev...

European Film Promotion (EFP) confirms European funds

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European Film Promotion (EFP) is pleased to announce financial contributions by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union towards its events and activities in 2008. In its role as a pan-European promotional organisation, EFP has developed a strong partnership with the MEDIA Programme which has been an on-going supporter of EFP’s activities over the past ten years. Since the creation of EFP in 1997, the network has greatly increased its ability to effectively promote European films and their up...

Shooting Stars moves with Michael Ballhaus as new President

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After 10 successful years, European Film Promotion (EFP) has changed the concept for SHOOTING STARS: for the first time, EFP has appointed a jury of prominent industry figures to select the best nine from a variety of talented up-and-coming actors from the most diverse of European countries. They will be presented as SHOOTING STARS to an international professional audience during the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. 22 EFP member countries have each nominated an actor. The jury w...

Best from Europe at Rio International Film Festival

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16 European films receive EFP´s Film Sales Support at the Rio International Film Festival (20 September – 4 October 2007)Starting off on 20 September and closing on 4 October, the Rio International Film Festival is one of the most important and longest events in Latin America. It has meanwhile become a busy place to discover Brazilian as well as international films and to conduct business as the festival also holds its new RioMarket which runs from 21 September to 3 October. RioMarket combin...

EFP Supports European Film In Toronto

 Monday, September 3----------European Film Promotion (EFP), the pan-European agency of the continent's film promotion boards, again returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with a program of support for European filmmakers and sales agents. For this year's edition, 39 European films will benefit from the Film Sales Support (FSS) initiative sponsored by EFP. 26 different European sales agents and production companies are receiving support for the promotion of 39 European films in ...

117 Features & docus from EFP to Screen at Toronto

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117 Features and Documentaries from 24 of European Film Promotion’s 28 Member Countries to Screen at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival®European Film Promotion (EFP) with support from the European Union's MEDIA Programme, will attend the Toronto International Film Festival® (September 6-15) for the eleventh consecutive year. Joining the 17 EFP member countries who comprise a de facto European delegation with display booths in the Festival’s Sales & Industry Office, are two EFP me...

Variety Critics’ Choice at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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The Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! (VCC) section of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic (June 29 - July 7, 2007) focuses international media attention on European cinema. For the tenth year, this official section of the prestigious Karlovy Vary Festival is programmed by the film critics of the international entertainment business magazine Variety.The founder of the program, Variety executive editor Steven Gaydos, said upon the occasion of the section’s te...

EFP launches June Session of Industry Screenings in New York

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The Fifth edition presents four new European films at the Tribeca Screening Room on Monday, June 18th and Tuesday, June 19th, 2007On June 18th and June 19th, four new films from different European countries will be introduced to U.S. distributors and buyers, festival scouts and cinema programmers. The screenings will be held at the Tribeca Screening Room in Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Center.COUNTERPARTS (Gegenüber)Monday, June 18th, 6:00 pmDirector: Jan BonnyGermany, 2007Sales Company: Wid...

EFP’s Producers on the Move programme for Cannes 2007

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21 highly promising producers from all over Europe participated in EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme 2007 (May 20th – 21st) during the Cannes International Film Festival. For the eighth year now, European Film Promotion (EFP) supported selected producers in their international networking through this EU MEDIA Programme-supported initiative.EFP offered this group of young European producers a comprehensive platform, providing them and their productions with international attention via a p...

EFP announces its new board of directors during Cannes

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The members of European Film Promotion (EFP) today elected a new Board of Directors at its General Assembly during the Cannes International Film Festival. The Board is composed of six members and the term of office lasts for two years.The members now are:Claudia Landsberger (Holland Film, Managing Director) Christian Dorsch (German Films, Managing Director) Pilar Torre (ICAA, Spain, Deputy Director General Promotion) Francine Brücher (Swiss Films, International Promotion) Éva Vezér (Magyar Fi...

PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2007 at the Cannes International Film Festival

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21 highly promising producers from all over Europe participated in EFP’s PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme 2007 (May 20th – 21st) during the Cannes International Film Festival. For the eighth year now, European Film Promotion (EFP) supported selected producers in their international networking through this EU MEDIA Programme-supported initiative.  EFP offered this group of young European producers a comprehensive platform, providing them and their productions with international attention via ...

Cannes label: 21 producers on the move

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EFP will be presenting Europe's most promising producers in Cannes  The members of European Film Promotion (EFP) have made their choice: 21 producers from all over Europe will be coming together this year for the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme at the Cannes International Film Festival (16.–27.5.2007). The participants are at the beginning of their international careers and have attracted attention through their ambitious, outstanding productions. The initiative to promote young producers...

European Film Sales Support at Guadalajara Fest

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Film Sales Support for the first time for European films at Mexico’s International Film Festival of Guadalajara (22-30 March 2007)It is the first year in which European Film Promotion will participate in the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara by offering Film Sales Support (FSS) for the promotion of four European films screening at the festival. FSS is funded by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union with a remit to help increase the visibility of European films outside of Europe...

Shooting Stars: A Constellation of New Acting Talent

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Tuesday, February 13-----On Monday, there was a constellation of Shooting Stars in the skies over the Berlin Film Festival. The stars in question are not of the celestial kind, but represent twenty-five of the hottest actors and actresses of European cinema. This initiative of the European Film Promotion, the pan-European organization of almost thirty European national film promotion boards, celebrates its tenth year of presenting Europe's newest acting talents, with several special events d...

New European Film-Event in Berlin, Madrid, London from EFP

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What does a Spanish box office hit look like? Which of their films are the Finnish most crazy about? Why are French films so successful? Spring 2007 sees 10 to 15 national audience successes from various European countries presented on the silk screen in Berlin, Madrid und London at EFP’s new film-event Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema. This pan-European event is being organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in cooperation with selected cinemas in the three metropolises:Madrid: 1...

Shooting Stars in Berlin

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The hottest young European actors and actresses have been announced by European Film Promotion as SHOOTING STARS 2007. 25 up-and-coming actors have been chosen by EFP member organizations across Europe, and will go on to take part in a series of events at the Berlin International Film Festival (10th - 12th February) designed to encourage the international film industry, media and public to acknowledge the incredible screen talent that lies within Europe. In very special anniversary celebration...

European Film Promotion Offers Sales Support At Sundance

Monday, January 22----European Film Promotion, the pan-European organization that represents all the individual film promotion agencies in Europe, is lending financial and marketing support for eleven European films that are screening at the Sundance Film Festival. Film Sales Support (FSS), the European Film Promotion sales support initiative, is backing the promotion of 8 European feature films and 3 documentaries screening here this week. Begun in 2004, FSS is funded by the MEDIA Programme ...

25 new stars for Shooting stars; see you in Berlin

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Twenty-five of the best and brightest young actors and actresses from across Europe have today been chosen by European Film Promotion (EFP) as the tenth generation of SHOOTING STARS. In a very special weekend of events commemorating the first highly successful decade of SHOOTING STARS, the up-and-coming talent will be presented to the public together for the first time during the Berlin International Film Festival, 10-12 February 2007. SHOOTING STARS is mainly supported by the MEDIA Programme of...

Picture Europe! Launching the Best of European Cinema 2007

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In an effort to encourage new audiences and to cultivate those already devoted to European films, the members of European Film Promotion (EFP) have developed a new project to have quality European films screened in selected cities of Europe. In spring 2007, under the title, Picture Europe! The Best of European Cinema, EFP will organize a screening series highlighting national box office hits from all over Europe.According to EFP President, Claudia Landsberger, “Not enough effort and investment...

EFP Screenings Return To New York

EFP Delegation at Pusan Film Festival Friday, October 20----European Film Promotion, the pan-European promotion organization that represents the national film promotion agencies of over 30 European countries, is returning to New York for the third time with industry screenings of four excellent new European films. The goal of the program is to present new European films to New York-based film distributors, festival programmers and film critics. The four films will be presented on October 23rd a...

EFP launches Industry Screenings in New York

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EFP launches October Session of Industry Screenings in New YorkThird edition in 2006 presents four new European films at the Tribeca Screening Room, October 23rd and 24thWith Spanish/German comedy THE GREAT MATCH by Gerardo Olivares recently sold to Film Movement as result of the past showcase European Film Promotion (EFP) has set a third programme of Industry Screenings in New York for 2006. On October 23rd and 24th four new films from different European countries will be introduced to U.S. dis...

EFP: 10 years of European Film Promotion:

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Ten years ago, the idea came about in Hamburg of establishing a promotion agency for European films. The goal was to give a face to films from Europe with a large number of joint activities and to support their international marketing. In the meantime, the network of European Film Promotion (EFP) with its HQ in Hamburg includes 27 promotion and export organisations from 28 countries in Europe. EFP is still the only pan-European organisation whose members jointly support European cinema and its t...

European films at Rio Film Festival

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9 European films get Film Sales Support for promotional activities at Brazil’s most important film festival6 European sales agents and production companies are being awarded Film Sales Support (FSS) for the promotion of 9 European films in total at Latin America’s Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (21 September 5 October 2006). Amongst the supported films are Aleksandar Maniæ’s documentary, The Shutka Book of Records (Czech Republic), Nils Tavernier’s Aurore (France), Pedro Co...

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