Taking a stand for gender diversity in film, EFP (European Film Promotion) successfully launched EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM at the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) in 2016. In close cooperation with SFF, the programme recognizes new works by some of Europe's most exciting women directors and features them in a dedicated section of the festival. Suggested by the respective EFP member organisations and selected by festival director Nashen Moodley, the programme highlights the virtuosity and strength of innovative European cinema by women film artists.
At a particularly challenging time this year's 67th Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition and Awards will stream their work across Australia 10 – 21 June.
EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema presents ten selected films directed by some of the most promising European film students and graduates at the official Industry Days (KVIFF Eastern Promises) of this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF). The filmmakers, who are nominated by their countries’ national film promotion institutes and finally selected by KVIFF take part in an extended high-profile networking programme to ease their way into the international film scene supported by extensive promotion and press coverage.
Please discover this year’s line-up:
EFP EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, one of EFP's flagship programmes, has placed some of the most promising up-and-coming actors from all over Europe into the limelight over the past 24 years and proven to be an essential stepping stone for launching their international careers.This year's edition will take place digitally, from 23 to 25 February 2021, one week before the industry events of this year’s 71st Berlinale (1 – 5 March). The three-day online programme for the EUROPEAN SHOOTINGS STARS - which launches with a kick off show for international press, the film industry and the public on February 24th - provides a unique platform for the Stars to meet casting directors, producers and filmmakers in one-on-one meetings and virtual hubs. The Shooting Stars Award Ceremony will take place in the framework of the Berlinale screenings in the summer.
Discover the shooting stars playing leading roles in the recent films:
- FINLAND: Seidi Haarla in FORCE OF HABIT by Kirsikka Saari, Elli Toivoniemi, Anna Paavilainen, Alli Haapasalo, Reetta Aalto, Jenni Toivoniemi, Miia Tervo
- FRANCE: Nicolas Maury in MY BEST PART by Nicolas Maury
- GERMANY: Albrecht Schuch in System Crasher by Nora Fingscheidt
- HUNGARY: Natasa Stork in PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME by Lili Horvát
- IRELAND: Fionn O'Shea in DATING AMBER by David Freyne
- LITHUANIA: Žygimante Elena Jakštaite in RUNNER Andrius Blazevicius
- MACEDONIA: Sara Klimoska in Willow by Milcho Manchevski
- NETHERLANDS: Martijn Lakemeijer in WINTER IN WARTIME by Martin Koolhoven
- PORTUGAL: Alba Baptista in PATRICK by Gonçalo Waddington
- SWEDEN: Gustav Lindh in QUEEN OF HEARTS by May el-Toukhy
Each year, 20 promising, up-and-coming producers from throughout Europe are selected to participate in Producers on the Move - 444 over the last 21 years. The initiative is aimed at connecting young, enterprising European producers with potential co-production partners, strengthening their industry networks and, at the same time, providing a solid and visible platform for this next generation of European filmmakers.
In 2021 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE will take place 17-21 May and independently of the Cannes Film Festival which has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Discover the films produced by the selected producers:
- BELGIUM: Spaceboy directed by Olivier Pairoux, produced by Annabella Nezri
- BULGARIA: Dante's Heaven directed by Dimitar Radev, produced by Nikolay Moutaftchiev
- CROATIA: Matriach directed by Jure Pavlović, produced by Bojan Kanjera
- CZECH REPUBLIC: Moravia, O Fair Land III. directed by Petr Šprincl, produced by Marek Novák
- DENMARK: Another Round directed by Thomas Vinterberg, produced by Kasper Dissing
- FRANCE: Arab Blues directed by Manele Labidi, produced by Jean-Christophe Reymond
- GERMANY: My Fairy Troublemaker (coming in 2022) directed by Florian Westermann and Caroline Origer, produced by Maite Woköck
- HUNGARY: Natural Light directed by Denes Nagy, produced by Sára László
- ITALY: The Macaluso Sisters directed by Emma Dante, produced by Marica Stocchi
- IRELAND: The Lodgers directed by Brian O'Malley, produced by Ruth Treacy
- NETHERLANDS: Take Me Somewhere Nice directed by Ena Sendijarevic, produced by Iris Otten
- NORWAY: Sisters - The Summer We Found Our Superpowers directed by Arild Østin Ommundsen & Silje Salomonsen, produced by Gary Cranner
- POLAND: The Garden directed by Ragnar Bragason, produced by Beata Rzezniczek
- PORTUGAL: The Dead Queen directed by Antonio Ferreira, produced by Tathiani Sacilotto
- ROMANIA: Touch Me Not directed by Adina Pintilie, produced by Bianca Oana
- SLOVAK REPUBLIC: Servants directed by Ivan Ostrochovský, produced by Katarína Tomková
- SLOVENIA: Consequences directed by Darko Stante, produced by Andraž Jeric
- SPAIN: Octogeny (coming in 2022) directed by Blanca Torres, produced by Clara Nieto
- SWEDEN: Clara Sola directed by Nathalie Alvarez Messen, produced by Nima Yousefi
- SWITZERLAND: The Bubble directed by Valerie Blankenbyl, produced by Sarah Born