Cannes Film Festival to Feature Top European Producers

AMERICAN HONEY by Andrea Arnold (produced by Lucas Ochoa among others, UK)
AMERICAN HONEY by Andrea Arnold (produced by Lucas Ochoa among others, UK)

European Film Promotion (EFP) and its member organizations have selected 20 up-and-coming European producers to take part in EFP’s networking platform Producers On The Move at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 – 22, 2016).

This year’s selection of films competing for the Palme d’Or: “American Honey” produced by, among others, Lucas Ochoa from the UK, who is participating in this year’s Producers On The Move event, will compete for the award.

Also in the running is “Sieranevada”, produced by Anca Puiu from Romania, who took part in Producers On The Move in 2013. She met two of her co-producers, Zdenka Gold from Croatia and Labina Mitevska from Macedonia, at the EFP event in 2013.

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Now in its 17th year, the four day event will take place from May 14 – 17. It receives financial support from the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organizations.

This year, the participants will take part in a tight-knit programme of round-table project presentations, one-on-one speed dating pitches, case studies of successful projects in co-operation with the pan-European co-production fund Eurimages, and various other possibilities for exchanging experiences and fostering ideas for new projects.

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Since last year, the stakes for participants have increased, including the key requirements of having experience in international co-productions and an international theatrical release in their portfolio, even though they are still at the beginning of their careers.

Seven other projects by former participants of EFP programmes are competing for the Palme d’Or in addition to “American Honey” and “Sieranevada”.

The additional films are:

Bacalaureat featuring Maria Dragus (Shooting Star Germany 2014)

Elle co-produced by Diana Elbaum (PoM Belgium 2001),

La Fille Inconnue featuring Adèle Haenel (Shooting Star France 2012), Jérémie Renier (Shooting Star Belgium 2002),

Loving featuring Ruth Negga (Shooting Star Ireland 2006),

Personal Shopper co-produced by Fabian Gasmia (PLHH 2014 Germany)

Rester Vertical produced by Sylvie Pialat (PoM France 2007)

Toni Erdmann produced by Janine Jackowski (PoM Germany 2009), co-produced by Ada Solomon (PoM Romania 2011) featuring Lucy Russell (Shooting Star UK 2002)

Photo courtesy: EFP

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