EFP’s established European Umbrella Booth at the Asian Film Market, greatly expanded in tandem with UniFrance films, is again on site at the Asian Film Market in Busan. The Asian Film Market takes place October 3 – 6 and runs alongside the Busan International Film Festival. The annual growing number of attending European sales companies - with new ones joining every year - proves how important this market has become in terms of networking and sales to Korea and other countries in Asia at this particular time of the year.
 
EFP and UniFrance films are hosting an overall high of 37 sales companies and six EFP member organisations, supporting them in meetings with Asian buyers and distributors.

Most of the companies benefit from Film Sales Support (FSS), EFP’s marketing support. FSS, totalling almost €120,000, goes towards the promotion of altogether 42 European films from twelve countries. EFP’s strong presence at the Asian Film Market is financially backed by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and participating EFP member organisations, UniFrance films and German Films.

The line-up of FSS supported films includes festival success and Kosovo’s Oscar Entry Babai by Visar Morina, a German coproduction with Kosovo, Macedonia and France. Babai is promoted and sold by Greek sales outfit, Heretic Outreach, which attends the Asian Film Market for the first time. Director Visar Molina accompanies his film as part of EFP’s artistic delegation to the Busan International Film Festival, as are Jan Bultheel (Cafard) and Ute von Münchow-Pohl (Raven The Little Rascal – The Big Race) amongst many others. At the market, Cafard is being represented by Urban Distribution Intl., Raven The Little Rascal – The Big Race by Sola Media.

To encourage networking and exchange, EFP hosts its annual industry reception where professionals and talent from Europe and Asia gather after business hours. The delegation of European directors is being presented at this reception.

FSS support for the three Swiss films is provided by EFP member organization, SWISS FILMS.

FSS funding for national films was confirmed by the respective EFP member organisations: British Council, Danish Film Institute, Estonian Film Institute, EYE International, Finnish Film Foundation, Flanders Image, German Films, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Instituto de la Cinematografía de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain), Swiss Films, Swedish Film Institute, Unifrance films.

Please click here for list of Sales companies and EFP members registered at the European Umbrella Booth

FSS supported films

Cafard
Director: Jan Bultheel
Co-Director:
Belgium, The Netherlands, France
Paradise Trips
Director: Raf Reyntjens
Co-Director:
Belgium, The Netherlands
Key House Mirror
Director: Michael Noer
Co-Director:
Denmark
Motley's Law
Director: Nicole Horanyi
Co-Director:
Denmark
Men & Chicken
Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Co-Director:
Denmark, Germany
Anthill
Director: Vladimir Loginov
Co-Director:
Estonia
Lovemilla
Director: Teemu Nikki
Co-Director:
Finland
Midwife, The
Director: Antti Jokinen
Co-Director:
Finland
2 Nights Till Morning
Director: Mikko Kuparinen
Co-Director:
Finland, Lithuania
Max & Lenny
Director: Fred Nicolas
Co-Director:
France
Maestà, The Passion of Christ
Director: Andy Guérif
Co-Director:
France
Anton Tchekhov- 1890
Director: René Féret
Co-Director:
France
Looking for Her
Director: Ounie Lecomte
Co-Director:
France
Taj Mahal
Director: Nicolas Saada
Co-Director:
France, Belgium
Valley of Love
Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Co-Director:
France, Belgium
As I Open My Eyes
Director: Leyla Bouzid
Co-Director:
France, Belgium, Tunisia
Winter Song
Director: Otar Losseliani
Co-Director:
France, Georgia, Germany
Raging Rose
Director: Julia Kowalski
Co-Director:
France, Poland
Other Side, The
Director: Roberto Minervini
Co-Director:
France, Italy
Weather Inside, The
Director: Isabelle Stever
Co-Director:
Germany
Raven the Little Rascal - The Big Race
Director: Sandor Jesse, Ute von Münchow-Pohl
Co-Director:
Germany
Heavy Heart, A
Director: Thomas Stuber
Co-Director:
Germany
Highway to Hellas
Director: Aron Lehmann
Co-Director:
Germany
Babai
Director: Visar Morina
Co-Director:
Kosovo, Germany, Republic of North Macedonia, France
Long Live the Bride
Director: Ascanio Celestini
Co-Director:
Italy
Limbo
Director: Lucio Pellegrini
Co-Director:
Italy
God Willing
Director: Edoardo Falcone
Co-Director:
Italy
Index Zero
Director: LORENZO SPORTIELLO
Co-Director:
Italy
Tale of Tales
Director: Matteo Garrone
Co-Director:
Italy, France
It's Now or Never
Director: María Ripoll
Co-Director:
Spain
Corpse of Anna Fritz, The
Director: Hector Hernandez Vicens
Co-Director:
Spain
Happy140
Director: Gracia Querejeta
Co-Director:
Spain
The Propaganda Game
Director: Alvaro Longoria
Co-Director:
Spain, France
Flocking
Director: Beata Gårdeler
Co-Director:
Sweden
Code M
Director: Dennis Bots
Co-Director:
The Netherlands
Ones Below, The
Director: David Farr
Co-Director:
United Kingdom
Robot Overlords
Director: Jon Wright
Co-Director:
United Kingdom
Long Story Short
Director: May el-Toukhy
Co-Director:
Denmark
Parisienne
Director: Danielle Arbid
Co-Director:
France

Supported via SWISS Films

What's Between Us
Director: Claudia Lorenz
Co-Director:
Switzerland
Wonderland
Director: Benny Jaberg, Michael Krummenacher, Jan Gassmann, Lisa Blatter, Gregor Frei
Co-Director:
Switzerland
Vanity
Director: Lionel Baier
Co-Director:
Switzerland, France

With the support of

FSS project partners

 
 

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