Film Sales Support (FSS) reimburses promotion and marketing campaigns undertaken by European sales companies for European films outside of Europe. It is available to associated sales companies since 2014, initially backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, now supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-Programme of the European Union.
FSS reimburses up to 50% of a sales company's film-related marketing budget for the attendance at selected international film festivals and markets outside of Europe. On average, 45% of the European films for which EFP reimburses marketing costs are being sold for distribution, in particular to North and South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. The scheme complements EFP's existing promotional activities which strive to increase the visibility of European film and talent and advance cultural diversity around the world.
European sales companies, associated to EFP, may apply for FSS at set deadlines, 4-5 weeks prior to the respective festival or market.
The Swiss Federal Office of Culture / MEDIA Compensating Measures supports the promotion and marketing of national films through SWISS FILMS.
European Film Promotion e.V.
22765 Hamburg / Germany
fon +49 40- 390 6252
fax +49 40- 390 6249
Austrian Films (AFC)
Managing Director EFP