EFP supports nine European films at Sundance

European Film Promotion's Film Sales Support (FSS) scheme has granted a total of €34,500 for the promotion and marketing of nine European films at Sundance 2020. FSS is funded by Creative Europe's Access to Markets scheme. 

Four feature films in World Cinema Dramatic Competition, three European works in World Cinema Documentary Competition, and two features films in the Premieres section are receiving additional marketing support to push sales at North America's flagship indie festival. 

This year all the films receiving FSS in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition are made by European writer-directors. 

The nine films backed by the scheme are:

  • Charter, directed by Amanda Kernell
  • Epicentro, directed by Hubert Sauper
  • Exil, directed by Visar Morina
  • The Father, directed by Florian Zeller
  • Herself, directed by Phyllida Lloyd
  • Jumbo, directed by Zoé Wittock
  • The Painter and the Thief, directed by Benjamin Ree
  • Saudi Runaway, directed by Susanne Regina Meures
  • Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness, directed by Massoud Bakhshi

More information on the scheme can be found on the European Film Promotion website.

Image: Renowned British filmmaker Phyllida Lloyd's Herself, an uplifting narrative of a woman, who manages to start a new life for herself and her children against all odds (Cornerstone Films)