EFP announces first digital edition of Producers on the Move 2020

MEDIA-supported European Film Promotion's networking programme Producers on the Move will take place online from 11 to 15 May 2020. This year, in response to the disruption of Covid-19, the selected producers will meet online and present their projects in speed meetings and roundtable sessions. An industry case study as well as talks with experts will round out the digital programme that runs over five days.

Each year, 20 up-and-coming producers from around Europe are selected to participate in the programme, with over 400 producers taking part in the last 21 years. The initiative is aimed at connecting young, enterprising producers with potential co-production partners, strengthening their industry networks, and providing a visible platform for this next generation of European filmmakers. The producers go through a rigorous selection process which places the top contenders in a tightly focused working environment, normally during Cannes Films Festival. They take part in project pitching, 1:1 meetings, case studies, social events and an extensive press campaign, which includes online presentation and profiles in the international trades.

The selected producers from 20 countries are: Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria), Danijel Pek (Croatia), Mikulás Novotny (Czech Republic), Monica Hellström (Denmark), Elina Litvinova (Estonia), Aleksi Hyvärinen (Finland), Andrea Queralt (France), Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer (Germany), John Wallace (Ireland), Giovanni Pompili (Italy), Yll Uka (Kosovo), Marija Razgute (Lithuania), Alan R. Milligan (Norway), Marta Habior (Poland), Mário Patrocínio (Portugal), Marina Gumzi (Slovenia), Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo (Spain), Marie Kjellson (Sweden), Flavia Zanon (Switzerland) and Rupert Lloyd (United Kingdom).

Rupert Lloyd was one of eighteen UK-based producers who took part in last year's European Co-production Weekender, organised by Creative Europe Desk UK.

EFP's Managing Director Sonja Heinen commented:

"It is very important for EFP to continue supporting, promoting and connecting promising creative people as well as raising the visibility of their work and fostering cooperation within Europe - especially at this moment and in spite of these challenging times. We are grateful to the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and our EFP member organisations, the national promotion institutes, who are supporting this year's online version of our initiative in a flexible and unbureaucratic way."