VARIETY CRITICS' CHOICE AT THE KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALJuly 3 - 11, 2009
EFP at Karlovy Vary creates its presence in Eastern Europe and hosts joint activities with the American trade paper Variety: Variety critics select 10 films from Europe for the Variety Critics' Choice, a special sidebar in the festival. EFP has been a partner since 2001 and presents the directors to the local press and festival audiences.
EFP AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALSeptember 10 - 19, 2009
As a platform for European films, and as a gateway for product to the US market, Toronto remains a vital, extremely important festival in the international arena. The members of EFP have a unique opportunity to effectively promote their films in this extremely important event by using information stands in the Sales and Industry Office. The festival is also a partner for Film Sales Support.
EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTORS: UP NEXT!AT THE SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALSeptember 18 - 26, 2009
This new initiative is focussing on dynamic distributors in Europe and in its first year on distributors from the new EU member states supporting independent, and in particular, European cinema. EFP is partnering with the Sales Office of the San Sebastian International Film Festival to foster the wider trans-national distribution of European films, to encourage theatrical distributors to invest in adequate distribution for non-domestic European films and to offer up-and-coming European distributors a platform where their talent and potential can be recognised. Partner of this activity is "Variety".
EFP AT THE PUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOctober 8 - 16, 2009
Directors and actors from Europe introduce their new films at one of the most important Asian film festivals. Pusan is one of the most energetic film festivals in Asia. With the launch of the Asian Film Market in 2006, Pusan takes on a new and expanded role in the region – and for the industry in general. In addition to the festival activities, EFP runs an office for European sales agents at the Asian Film Market. The festival is also a partner for Fim Sales Support.
EFP AT THE AMERICAN FILM MARKETNovember 4 - 11, 2009
Since 1998, EFP has run an umbrella office for European sales agents and producers at the AFM the major US film market.
INDUSTRY SCREENINGS IN THE USAJune and November 2009
EFP initiated this programme in 2005 with the goal of introducing new European films to North American buyers. Designed to take place two ore three times per year, each session showcase four to six films from different European countries with commercial potential. World sales agents are on location and actively involved in the marketing strategy and presentation of the films. The screenings will, as in 2008, take place in June (in New York) and November (Los Angeles).