EFP selects Producers on the Move 2019

European Film Promotion (EFP) spotlights the most dynamic European producers at the Cannes Film Festival (14 to 25 May 2019) through their Producers on the Move initiative, which receives Creative Europe funding through the MEDIA sub-programme's Access to Markets scheme. 

Now in its 20th year, the four-day event provides selected producers with the the opportunity to connect with potential co-production partners and consolidate their industry networks, as well as the chance to attend 1:1 meetings and pitch their latest projects. 

Of the 20 emerging producers to have surpassed the rigorous selection process, the criteria for which includes at least one international co-production credit and to have been the recipient of a national film award, one UK producer was chosen: Emily Morgan of Quiddity Films.

Morgan's previous credits include I Am Not a Witch, a co-production between the UK, Germany, France and Zambia which received funding through HBF+Europe, one of the international co-production funds supported by Creative Europe. Morgan subsequently earned a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut Producer. 

Nina Bisgaard was also selected to take part, a Danish producer with several UK co-productions to her name. Previous credits include MEDIA-funded films Border (which won the Grand Priz at Un Certain Regard at last year's Cannes) and The Wife. Two projects on her current development slate have UK involvement: The Guest and How to Date a Feminist.

Polish producer Malgorzata Staron also has a project on her slate with UK involvement: a co-production between Poland, Latvia, Germany and the UK called I See.  

12 female producers were selected in total, making up 60% of this year's cohort. 

To see the full list of producers for 2019, visit the EFP website

Image: Producers on the Move 2018 © Kurt Krieger