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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...

DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas

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From 28 March to 1st April 2007 MEDIA Salles will be organising the fourth edition of “DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas”, the course on digital projection for European exhibitors. This is the first and only training initiative in the EU’s MEDIA Programme to deal with the topic of the new technologies from the theatres’ point of view. For 2007 the collaboration between MEDIA Salles and Barco, the leading European producer of digital projectors, is once again confir...

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...

European support for the development of D Cinema in Europe

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Europe’s film agencies, the lead organisations for film in Europe, have released a joint statement this week offering their support to the European Commission in looking at ways of stimulating the uptake of digital cinema in Europe.In their common declaration on digital cinema, the chain of national film agencies across Europe which includes the UK Film Council state:“The directors of Europe’s national film agencies (the EFADs) consider that digital cinema represents a major challenge for ...

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...

MEDIA Salles: for the first time at Berlin with data on cinema-going

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For the first time MEDIA Salles anticipates the publication of data on cinema-going in Europe in 2005 at the Berlin Film Festival, including it in the “2005 final edition” of the “European Cinema Yearbook”.The interpretation of this data shows that the last few months of 2005 – which saw a general recovery in cinema-going – proved unable to change the fate of a year marked by negative results. Throughout Europe and the Mediterranean Rim there was a decided decrease in audiences. On a...

EFP welcomes new members from Poland and Slovakia

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European Film Promotion (EFP) reaches further East: both the POLISH FILM INSTITUTE and the SLOVAK FILM INSTITUTE joined European Film Promotion (EFP), the European-wide network of film promotion and export organisations, during the 56th Berlin International Film Festival. In April 2005, the NATIONAL FILM CENTER of Bulgaria was the most recent organisation to become a member of EFP, which now has 26 member organisations. “Sometimes things take a bit more time than you think when you start a pro...

DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas

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MEDIA Salles, the initiative on behalf of European cinemas, with the support of the MEDIA Programme and the Italian Government, is promoting the third edition of the exhibitor training course:“DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas”Kuurne, Belgium5 - 9 April 2006in collaboration with BARCO,to be held at Barco headquartersMain topics:The present state of the European and international market for digital screeningOverview of technologiesExhibition and DistributionDigital Cine...

European Film Promotion receives Media support for film sales

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By awarding 400.000 Euros to European Film Promotion s initiative Film Sales Support (FSS) for 2006, the European Commission s Media Programme has highlighted the significance of promoting and marketing European films outside of Europe. Entering its third year in January, FSS supports European sales agents and producers in their endeavour to market and propel cultural diversity of European cinema on selected international film festivals in Latin America, East Asia, Canada and the US. The generou...

European Coordination of Film Festivals, lobbying power

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The European Coordination of Film Festivals will promote 9 European films at next Sao Paulo International Film Festival.This project is part of the framework of the action in Third Countries festivals, with the support of MEDIA.The European Coordination of Film Festivals, a European Economic Interest Group (EEIG) brings together more than 230 festivals of varying scale and with a wide range of special interests, all of whom are committed to the defense and promotion of European cinema. All Membe...

Shooting Stars from 10 European countries at Seville Fest

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Young acting talent to present their films in Spain (4 12 November 2005)It’s a unique opportunity for both the actors and the audience. At the Seville Film Festival (412 November) visitors and press will have the chance to meet a group of 10 of this year’s Shooting Stars (from a total of 21), selected by the member organisations of European Film Promotion (EFP). For the weekend (4 6 November 2005) the actors will be spotlighted with their latest films. Thus they are directly involved in the ...

Italian Cinema Worldwide roundtable in Venice from Media Salles

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Presentation in Venice of the MEDIA Salles’ new initiative “Italian Cinema Worldwide”Greater cohesion between the various components of the film’s life cycle, in order to reach shared objectives: this is what was demanded by many at Venice in Cinecittà Holding’s “Spazio Cinema Incontri”, during the round table presenting the special issue of MEDIA Salles’ Newsletter “European Cinema Journal” (hereattached), devoted to the initiative Italian Cinema Worldwide, for the promotio...

Italian cinema Honour guest at 2006 Sevilla Fest

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The Seville Film Festival, exclusively dedicated to the European cinema, in its 2006 edition will have an special view on Italy, country which will be the protagonist in some sections this year. Also, Italian cinematographers will be tributed in this edition. Born in 2004, this festival has been growing as an essential reference in our continent, because of the quantity of the prizes (240.000 euros in total) and because of the support that institutions like the European Film Academy offers to it...

Will Digital be the Savior of European Film? a panel by MEDIA Salles

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Focus on Europe: Close-up on European cinemaCinema Expo International is the traditional meeting for European exhibitors, which brings together over 1,200 professional operators from all countries. The event includes seminars on different aspects of the cinema industry and the presentation of films about to be released. The programme of Cinema Expo International includes an exhibition of equipment and services for cinemas, from theatre design to the most technologically advanced products. “Wil...

EFP new board of directors appointed in Cannes

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Election during the Cannes International Film FestivalEFP’s new board of directorsToday the members of European Film Promotion (EFP) have elected a new Board of Directors at its General Assembly meeting during the Cannes International Film Festival. The Board is composed of six members and the term of office lasts for two years.EFP is pleased to announce the election of:Claudia Landsberger (Holland Film, Managing Director)Christian Dorsch (German Films, Managing Director)Stine Oppegaard (Norwe...

The Filmfestival Cottbus opens

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14TH FILMFESTIVAL COTTBUS GALA EUROPEAN OPENING AT THE FESTIVAL FOR EAST EUROPEAN CINEMA IN THE STAATSTHEATERThe Prime-Minister of the State of Brandenburg and the festival patron, Matthias Platzeck, will open the 14th FilmFestival Cottbus – Festival of East European Cinema on November 2 in the Staatstheater Cottbus. The opening programme consists of the world premiere of three films from the series entitled EUROPE’S OLD NEW FACES / VON DEN SOCKELN, a co-production by Rundfunk Berlin-Branden...

Peter Aalbæk Jensen named producer of the year

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Focus on Europe, organized by MEDIA Salles within Cinema Expo International 2004, at Amsterdam, concluded with the presentation of the “European Producer of the Year” award, given to Peter Aalbæk Jensen of Zentropa Entertainments.During the final Gala of CEI 2004, in fact, Domenico Dinoia, President of MEDIA Salles, presented Aalbæk Jensen with the recognition “for his determining role in the valorisation of Danish cinema on a worldwide level”. Together with the director Lars Von Trier...

Cottbus Fest focus on Czech cinema at Karlovy Vary

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AT KARLOVY VARY, THE FILM FESTIVAL COTTBUS PRESENTS ITS FOCUS 2004:„NEW CZECH CINEMA: THE VELVET GENERATION“At the 39th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary, the Film Festival Cottbus will be making its traditional presentation in the section „East of the West“, this year showing the film LITTLE MEN by Nariman Turebaev (France/Kazakhstan 2003). The film experienced its German premiere at last year’s festival in Cottbus.In addition, the Cottbus Festival - along with its media par...

President of Media Salles on Europe Enlargment

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Jens Rykaer - President of MEDIA SallesAs of 1 May 2004, the European Union will consist of 25 countries with 450 million inhabitants. Whilst welcoming these new members - and in particular all those who work in the world of the cinema - I should like us to remember that the strength of this new and increasingly far-flung Europe,lies in its diversity, as the President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, has emphasised on several occasions. Diverse peoples and diverse cultures that must fin...

Brussels, heart of Europe, unveils fest program

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BRUSSELS FESTIVAL OF EUROPEAN FILM (23-30 April 2004)Curtains up for a peak at the programmeAs the Brussels Festival of European Film approaches, the selection of the films draws to a close. In six weeks, the spectators will be able to treat themselves to the liberty, the originality and the diversity of young European cinema. An agent for talent and a springboard for young filmmakers, the Brussels Festival since last year has oriented itself towards first and second works made in the 45 countri...

Peak at Brussels fest program

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BRUSSELS FESTIVAL OF EUROPEAN FILM (23-30 April 2004)Curtains up for a peak at the programme As the Brussels Festival of European Film approaches ever faster, the selection of the films draws to a close. In six weeks, the spectators will be able to treat themselves to the liberty, the originality and the diversity of young European cinema. An agent for talent and a springboard for young filmmakers, the Brussels Festival since last year has oriented itself towards first and second works made in t...

DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas

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"DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas"A worshop taking in Kuurne, Belgium on 31 March - 4 April 2004The training initiative promoted by MEDIA Salles is open to exhibitors from countries belonging to the MEDIA Programme.DigiTrainining Plus will cover the following main topics:The present state of the European and international market for digital screening Overview of technologiesBusiness modelsProgramming and contentsLessons will be held in English.Course participation fee (co...
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