Four films have been selected from four different European countries by the EFP strictly for the trade and by invitation only. The only reason I'm posting this is to see who is actually reading it...if you are, let me know. The screening schedule is as follows:
Monday, June 22nd
6:00pm: A TOWN CALLED PANIC directed by Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar (Belgium)
With Guest: International Sales Agent Fionnuala Jamison from the Coproduction Office
Sydney's comment: I saw this at the Cannes Film Festival and was astounded at how hilarious and completely absurd it was. No one left the screening room; we willingly suspended all disbelief in what was possible. It is an utterly enchanting Family Film par excellence. It's based on a popular European TV series. You won't even find this title in IMDb! But in Cannes Coproduction Office licensed it to Cineart for Benelux, Optimum for UK, Madman for Australia, JinJin for So.Korea, La Strada for Greece, Suraya for, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Media International for the Middle East and Frenetic for Switzerland...Talk about international appeal...
8:00 pm: WINTER IN WARTIME directed by Martin Koolhoven (The Netherlands)
With Guest: International Sales Agent Elisar Cabrera from Highpoint Films
Produced by San Fu's Fu Works, it already has Benelux distribution. In Cannes it was licensed to Kaleidoscope for U.K. and Ireland.
Tuesday, June 23rd
6:00 pm: WIDE OPEN SPACES directed by Tom Hall (Ireland)
With Guest: International Sales Agent Charlotte Mickie from E1 Entertainment
Premier screening 20 June 2009 at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
8:00 pm: OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST aka THIS DEAR MONTH OF AUGUST directed by Miguel Gomes (Portugal) With Guest: Luís Urbano from O Som e a Furia, Lisbon.
This was presold in Cannes by Abril Films and has distribution with O Som e A Furia for Portugal, Brazil and with Shellac for France.