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European Film Promotion

European Film Promotion
Abbreviation EFP
Formation 1997
  • Hamburg, Germany
Managing Director Renate Rose

European Film Promotion (EFP) is an organisation which works for the worldwide promotion and marketing of European cinema.[1] The EFP network incorporates 33 national promotion organisations from 34 European countries.


EFP's major objectives are:[2]

  • to improve the competitive potential for European films in the international market
  • to facilitate the market entry for European film professionals
  • to support the development of new markets for European film
  • to increase the distribution opportunities for European film
  • to provide knowledge and experience of EFP’s members via its network

Initiatives and projects


The following 32 organisations from 33 European countries are members of EFP:[8]


EFP was founded in 1997 by managing director Renate Rose at the Berlin International Film Festival.[9] Having started with 10 founding members the network has meanwhile been extended to 31 promotion and export organisations from 32 European countries.[10]


EFP is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union[11] and by the EFP member organisations. Promotion and PR activities are backed by the Centre National de la Cinematographie et de l'image animée (CNC)[12] as well as by private sponsors. The [Hamburg]-based office is subsidised by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and the Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.[13]


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  3. ^ "The Touring Shooting Stars Programme at selected film festivals". Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  4. ^ "10 European Directors to Watch to Get Karlovy Vary Spotlight". IndieWIRE. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  5. ^ "EFP, OMDC and TIFF® launch next round of PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO". Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Film Sales Support: Festivals and Markets of 2011". Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  7. ^ "Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) and European Film Promotion (EFP)". Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  8. ^ "UK MEDIA Team". Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  9. ^ "German Films Quarterly". Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  10. ^ "Macedonian Film Fund joins EFP". Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  11. ^ "Projects funded by the EU MEDIA Programme". Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "DKI: European Film Promotion". Retrieved 2009-07-14. 

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