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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...

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:...

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...

New EFP President and Board of Directors elected and announced in Cannes

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  Éva Vezér takes over Presidency - Claudia Landsberger stays on as Vice-President    The members of European Film Promotion (EFP) today elected a new Board of Directors, including President and Vice-President at its General Assembly meeting at the Cannes International Film Festival. After 12 years, Claudia Landsberger, Managing Director of Holland Film, hands over the Presidency to Éva Vezér, General Manager at Magyar Filmunió, Hungary, and will stay on a...

23 Producers on the move: European programme in Cannes

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Ten years ago saw European Film Promotion (EFP) bring ambitious up-and-coming producers together for the first time from various European countries for the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE programme in Cannes. The goal was to support them in their networking on a European level and attract the attention of the international film industry and press. The programme, which is funded by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the EFP member organisations and sponsors, has since been established as a label an...

EFP to continue promotional programmes with Media Funings

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New three-year support allows EFP to continue promotional programmes inside and outside of Europe for the years 2009 - 2011 European Film Promotion (EFP) is pleased to announce a Framework Partnership Agreement with the MEDIA Programme of the European Union for the years 2009 - 2011 for the support of promotional activities inside and outside of Europe. At prestigious festivals and important markets throughout the world, EFP - with its 29 member organisations - will continue its successful pres...

Studio Babelsberg is new cooperation partner for SHOOTING STARS

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European Film Promotion presents European acting talents for the twelfth year at the 2009 Berlinale European Film Promotion (EFP) will be cooperating for the first time at the Berlin International Film Festival 2009 with Studio Babelsberg for the SHOOTING STARS programme. Both sides agreed to a long-term collaboration with a focus on the international promotion of young talents. During the 2009 edition of the film festival in Berlin, EFP will be presenting ten outstanding young European actors ...

Hamptons Film Festival Partners With European Film Promotion

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  Friday, October 17--------The Hamptons International Film Festival and OK! Magazine will continue the popular Rising Stars Showcase, welcoming three North American actors to highlight their talents and films at the 2008 Festival. This year the Festival is expanding this program for the first time to officially include three actors from the Shooting Stars program, an initiative of European Film Promotion (EFP). Entering its 12th year, Shooting Stars, which debuts each year at t...

Breakthrough Performers at The Hamptons International Film Festival

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The Hamptons International Film Festival and OK! Magazine will continue the popular Rising Stars Showcase, welcoming three North American actors to highlight their talents and films at the 2008 Festival. This year the Festival is expanding this program for the first time to officially include three actors from the Shooting Stars program, an initiative of European Film Promotion (EFP), which is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU. In all, six very talented and exciting young actors will ...

"European Distributors: Up Next!" to be held on September 26 at San Sebastian Festival

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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 d...

European Distributors: Up Next to be held at San Sebastian

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

EFP draws positive conclusion for PICTURE EUROPE! 2008

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The film event "PICTURE EUROPE! The Best of European Cinema" came to an end now in Madrid after stops in Munich and Copenhagen with packed cinemas and enthusiastic cinema-goers."Compared to the previous year, we could post considerable increases of 59 per cent altogether. We reached a total of almost 4000 admissions in the three cities," Renate Rose, EFP managing director, concludes after the second round. "The project seems now to be becoming established. Our additional offer to distributors an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A flood of European films in Toronto

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It may not be a record, but 120 European films in the Toronto Film Festival certainly represents the largest contingent of any one film community at this very international event. The films are included in every section of the Festival, from the highly commercial Gala Screenings to the obscure Midnight Madness offerings.The Festival is presenting the latest works from such acknowledged film masters as Jean Luc Godard (with Notre Musique, a poetic meditation on modern life and anxiety), Pedro Alm...

KVIFF 04 ambiance

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Karlovy Vary 2004 – The atmosphere this year around the Hotel Thermal was electric, something like Time Square on a busy evening, (and the comparison is not that excessive!) especially outside the main entrance to the Velky Sal. Live music was continuously played on stage where crowds of youngsters gathered to drink, cheer, and indulge in what is surely one of the highlights of the Czech social calendar attended by international showbiz figures such as Elijah Wood, Harvey Keitel, John Cleese o...

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