Two UK projects to receive EFP support at Sydney Film Festival 2019

European Film Promotion - supported through Creative Europe's Access to Markets scheme - has selected the projects to feature in its showcase 'Europe! Voices of Women in Film' at the upcoming edition of the Sydney Film Festival (5 -16 June). First launched in 2016, the programme recognises new works by some of Europe's most exciting women directors and presents them to audiences, press and industry attendees in a dedicated section of the festival. 

This year, among the 10 selected projects, two from the UK have been chosen:

  • Only You, UK, directed by Harry Wootliff
  • Scheme Birds, UK/Sweden, directed by Ellen Fiske & Ellinor Hallin

Only You is Wootliff's directorial debut and premiered in the First Feature competition at the BFI London Film Festival last year. Four other directors in the line-up will be presenting their debut feature films.

Scheme Birds is one of two feature documentaries in the line-up. The other, When Tomatoes Met Wagnerfrom Greek director Marianna Economou, received funding through Creative Europe's Development: Single Project scheme. 

Projects were suggested by the EFP's member organisations, which is currently made up of 38 national film promotion agencies throughout Europe. The final selection was chosen by SFF festival director Nashen Moodley, with the support of the programme’s ambassador, leading Australian producer Jan Chapman.

Read more about each project on the EFP website

Image: Only You, starring Laia Costa and Josh O'Connor, courtesy of The Bureau.