Welcome to the World of European Cinema

European Film Promotion (EFP) is the only existing international network of organisations promoting and marketing European cinema worldwide.

Founded in 1997 by ten members as a non-profit organisation, EFP has grown into a leading international promotion organisation with a membership of 38 organisations representing 37 countries in Europe – from Portugal in the West to Georgia in the East. EFP represents the diverse interests of its members through a variety of initiatives which take place under the EFP banner at prestigious international festivals and markets around the globe.


EFP Board of Directors with Sonja Heinen (EFP Managing Director).
Back row from left to right: Christian Juhl Lemche (Danish Film Institute), Françoise Lentz (Film Fund Luxembourg), EFP Vice President Pia Lundberg (Swedish Film Institute), EFP President Martin Schweighofer (Austrian Films), EFP Managing Director Sonja Heinen. Front row: Nerina T. Kocjančič (Slovenian Film Centre), Mariette Rissenbeek (German Films).
Not pictured: Briony Hanson (British Council).
© EFP/ Kurt Krieger


Martin Schweighofer, Executive Director, AFC – Austrian Films

Vice President:

Pia Lundberg, Head of International Department, Swedish Film Institute

Briony Hanson, Director of Film, British Council
Nerina T. Kocjančič, Head of Promotion and Sales, Slovenian Film Centre
Christian Juhl Lemche, Festival Consultant, Danish Film Institute
Françoise Lentz, Head of Promotion, Film Fund Luxembourg
Mariette Rissenbeek, Managing Director, German Films


Sonja Heinen

Jo Mühlberger

Doris Bandhold

Susanne Davis

Andrea Froese-Moess

Nora Goldstein

Stefanie Hempel

Cornelia Klimkeit

Olga Makarova

Sabine Rolinski

Nikolas Samalekos

freelance colleagues

Karen Arikian

Karin Dix

Andreas Struck

°efp is supported by

European Film Promotion e.V.
Friedensallee 14-16
22765 Hamburg / Germany

fon +49 40- 390 6252
fax +49 40- 390 6249


°efp President
Martin Schweighofer
AFC - Austrian Films 

°efp Managing Director 
Sonja Heinen

Panatom Corporate Communication

Andrea Dittler