EFP (European Film Promotion) gears up for AFM 2018

EFP (European Film Promotion) - supported through Creative Europe's Access to Markets scheme - are championing the latest in European cinema at this year's American Film Market. 

This includes granting Film Sales Support (FSS) for the promotion and marketing of 18 European films totalling more than €51,000. 17 sales agents received the support including two UK based outfits, Metro International Entertainment and Jinga Films.  

The two UK films to have received FSS at AFM this year are:

For the full list, go here

In addition, EFP also run EUROPE! UMBRELLA, a space for European world sales companies to exhibit their current slate of productions. This year, 13 sales agents from 8 Europeans countries are presenting their line-up of more than 68 productions. Of the attending companies, five operate out of the UK:

For the full list of attending companies and films please click here.

Following AFM, EFP has also organised a series of screenings of European submissions to the Oscars® Best Foreign Language Film category. The screenings are designed to provide a wider opportunity for Academy members, journalists, US distributors and international buyers to experience the diversity of European cinema. 

Of the 25 films screenings five were supported through Creative Europe schemes:

  • I Am Not A Witch (Dir. Rungano Nyoni, UK); received funding through HBF+Europe, one of the six international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe. 
  • Border (Dir. Ali Abbasi, Sweden); MUBI UK received support through Creative Europe's Selective Distribution scheme for the film's UK release. Berlin-based international sales company Films Boutique also received funding through Creative Europe's Sales Agents scheme. 
  • Cold War (Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland); Polish production company Opus Films received Slate funding for the development of this film in 2014. The release of the film in various countries was also supported through both the Automatic and Selective distribution schemes, including in the UK via Curzon Film World. 
  • Dogman (Dir. Matteo Garrone, Italy); the film has been released in the UK and France with support from Creative Europe's Distribution Selective and Automatic schemes. 
  • Woman At War (Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland); the film's release in Denmark was supported through Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme. Germany sales company Beta Cinema also received funding through Creative Europe's Sales Agents scheme. 

See the full line-up here