European Film Promotion

Celebrating the differences that make European cinema great with a handful of yearly initiatives.

EFP (European Film Promotion) is a unique network of the national film promotion institutes from 37 countries from throughout Europe, each representing their national films and talent abroad. Under the EFP flag, these organisations come together to jointly promote the diversity and spirit of European cinema and talent at key international film festivals and markets, in particular outside of Europe. EFP is financially supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the EU.

EFP Future Frames - Generation NEXT of European Cinema presents ten outstanding directors from film schools and universities from throughout Europe and their short films. Recommended by their national film promotion institutes and selected and hosted by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, this year’s group of up-and-coming filmmakers includes two Student Academy Award winners and one nominee. The ten outstanding filmmakers take part in a three-day tailor-made 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 young actors from all over Europe into the limelight over the past 23 years and proven to be an essential stepping stone for launching their international careers.

Discover the shooting stars playing leading roles in the recent films:
BULGARIA: Martina Apostolova in IRINA by Nadejda Koseva
DENMARK: Victoria Carmen Sonne in HOLIDAY by Isabella Eklöf
ESTONIA: Pääru Oja in MIHKEL by Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon
FRANCE: Zita Hanrot in FATIMA by Philippe Faucon
GEORGIA: Levan Gelbakhiani in AND THEN WE DANCED by Levan Akin
GERMANY: Jonas Dassler in THE GOLDEN GLOVE by Fatih Akin
THE NETHERLANDS: Bilal Wahib in BROTHERS by Hanro Smitsman
POLAND: Bartosz Bielenia in CORPUS CHRISTI by Jan Komasa
PORTUGAL: Joana Ribeiro in CRUTCHES by Luis Campos
SWITZERLAND: Ella Rumpf in SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL by Guillaume de Fontenay

Each year at the, 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 2020 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE will take place as digital edition 11 - 15 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:
BULGARIA: Cat in the Wall by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, produced by  Vesela Kazakova
CROATIA: Likemeback by Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli, produced by  Danijel Pek
CZECH REPUBLIC: Journey to Rome by Tomasz Mielnik, produced by  Mikuláš Novotný
DENMARK: Forget Me Not by Sun Hee Engelstoft, produced by Monica Hellström
ESTONIA: Scandinavian Silence by Martti Helde, produced by  Elina Litvinova
FINLAND: Lake Bodom by Taneli Mustonen, produced by  Aleksi Hyvärinen
FRANCE: Fire Will Come by Oliver Laxe, produced by  Andrea Queralt
GERMANY: Another Reality by Noël Dernesch and Olli Waldhauer, produced by  Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer
IRELAND: Rialto by Peter Mackie Burns, produced by John Wallace
ITALY: Sole by Carlo Sironi, produced by Giovanni Pompili
KOSOVO: Hive by Blerta Basholli (coming soon), produced by  Yll Uka
LITHUANIA: Nova Lituania by Karolis Kaupinis, produced by  Marija Razgutė
NORWAY: Rams by Grímur Hákonarson, produced by  Alan R. Milligan
POLAND: Tales of Mexico by Natalia Beristáin, Carlos Bolado, Carlos Carrera, Ernesto Contreras, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle, Iván Ávila Dueñas (coming soon), produced by  Marta Habior
PORTUGAL:  Samadhi Road by Julio Hey and Daniel Hey, produced by  Mário Patrocínio
SLOVENIA: Stories From the Chestnut Woods by Gregor Božič, produced by Marina Gumzi
SPAIN: One Careful Owner by Bernabe Rico, produced by Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo
SWEDEN: The Ex-wife by Katja Wik, produced by Marie Kjellson
SWITZERLAND: Bird Island by Sergio da Costa and Maya Kosa, produced by Flavia Zanon
UNITED KINGDOM: Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar, produced by Rupert Lloyd

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.