European Film Promotion

European Film Promotion

European Film Promotion


Since 2002 the Czech Film Center has been member of the international organization European Film Promotion (EFP), which brings together 38 professional organizations and institutions dedicated to the promotion and marketing of their national cinema. All these organizations are active in the promotion of European cinema and European talents. Thanks a membership in EFP the Czech Film Center is able to be involved in transnational projects to promote European films and offer a useful platform for Czech films and talents.

Projects in which we participate:

  • Shootings Stars -  a unique pan-European initiative which puts a spotlight on Europe's best young actors. It helps to put emerging new acting talent at the forefront for the busy film and entertainment agenda which unfolds each year at the Berlin International Film Festival.
  • Producer on the Move - Each year at the Cannes International Film Festival, 20 promising, up-and-coming producers from throughout Europe are selected to participate in Producers On The Move.  The initiative is aimed at connecting young, enterprising European producers with potential co-production partners, strengthening their industry networks and, at the same time, providing a solid and visible platform for this next generation of European filmmakers.
  • Producer´s Lab - Since 2010, Producers Lab Toronto has brought together selected producers from Europe with Canadian producers (and since 2013 including producers from Australia and New Zealand)  for three days of workshops, seminars, pitching sessions, 1:1 meetings and social events at Canada’s premiere festival, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
  • Future Frames - On the invitation of European Film Promotion (EFP) and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), ten European film students and graduates present their films in the framework of the new programme FUTURE FRAMES - Ten New Filmmakers to Follow during two festivals days.
  • Opening Doors - With the OPENING DOORS programme at the Busan International Film Festival(October 3 – 13), European Film Promotion (EFP) invites Korean audiences to discover the best in new cinema from across Europe. Supported by their respective EFP members, a delegation of 23 European filmmakers will travel to the other side of the globe to discuss their latest films together with engaged Korea filmgoers.
  • WestWind - European Film Showcase in Moscow. The ten selected films cover the diversity of new European cinema, ranging from entertaining romantic comedies through historical and psychological dramas to political East European features.
  • a lot of common exposition spaces at film markets in Busan (Asian Film Market), Los Angeles (American Film Market), Hong-Kong (Filmart) or Guadalajara
  • screenings of Oscar nominated movies in Los Angeles;
  • movies´s screenings in New York

Since 2019, Markéta Šantrochová, Head of Czech Film Center, serves as President of the EFP. In 2021, Markéta Šantrochová was re-elected as Board Member and President with her term of office lasting for another two years.

Czech Film Center
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