20 European Producers Selected for Cannes Film Festival

Renate Rose, managing director of European Film Promotion (EFP)
Renate Rose, managing director of European Film Promotion (EFP)

Twenty emerging producers from across Europe have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion’s (EFP) networking platform Producers On The Move at the Cannes Film Festival (May 13 – 24, 2015).

For the first time, according to EFP, the number of participants has been limited to 20 in order to give the event the utmost effect promotion-wise and to build up long-lasting business relations across borders.

Top of the criteria for qualifying are international experience in co-producing and theatrical releases outside of the home country.

“In particular for the smaller European countries, cross-border co-productions are a financial necessity. But, it’s a way for all countries to benefit from new perspectives and make films more accessible to diverse audiences”, says Renate Rose, EFP managing director.

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Now in its 16th year, the four-day event runs from May 15 – 18 and receives financial support from the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organisations.

Each year, Producers On The Move results in several international co-productions and raises the profile of the participating producers in Cannes, says EFP.

The schedule of Producers On The Move 2015 includes working sessions such as one-to-one speed-dating meetings and various opportunities to exchange knowledge and follow up ideas about future projects.

EFP will again be teaming up with the pan-European co-production fund Eurimages for a case study.

Photo courtesy: EFP

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