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 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:

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:


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 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:


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.

The 68th Sydney Film Festival will present their work in Sydney cinemas 3 - 14 November 2021.