AMERICAN HONEY by Andrea Arnold (produced by Lucas Ochoa among others, UK)

European Film Promotion (EFP) and its member organizations have again selected 20 of the most promising, up-and-coming European producers to take part in EFP’s high-profile networking platform PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 – 22, 2016).

Following the very positive feedback from last year’s exclusive group, the number of participants has again been limited to 20, providing a very effective working atmosphere to further long-lasting pan-European business relations. The high standards set for entering the programme are reflected in this year’s selection of films competing for the Palme d’Or: “American Honey” produced by, among others, Lucas Ochoa from the UK, who is participating in this year's PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE event, will compete for the prestigious award. Also in the running is “Sieranevada”, produced by Anca Puiu from Romania, who took part in PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE in 2013.

Anca Puiu met two of her co-producers, Zdenka Gold from Croatia and Labina Mitevska from Macedonia, at the EFP event in 2013 and describes her experience: “After I met all the producers in Cannes, I was certain that I wanted to work with Labina because she has an excellent vibe! She has the energy and enthusiasm you need in the beginning, a "blind" willingness to bring something to life… I was lucky to get Zdenka as well because she is always very prompt – another quality to look for in a co-producer! So, my experience with Producers on the Move at Cannes in 2013 was very good and more so: after three years of hard work together with Cristi and the other Bosnian and French co-producers, we are back here again selected to the Official Competition with our project Sieranevada!”

Now in its 17th year, the four day event will take place from May 14 – 17. It receives financial support from the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organizations. This year, the participants will take part in a tight-knit programme of round-table project presentations, one-on-one speed dating pitches, case studies of successful projects in co-operation with the pan-European co-production fund Eurimages, and various other possibilities for exchanging experiences and fostering ideas for new projects.   

Since last year, the stakes for participants have noticeably increased, including the key requirements of having experience in international co-productions and an international theatrical release in their portfolio, even though they are still at the beginning of their careers. “We are especially thrilled with the new group of producers who will be taking part in our event. They are a wonderful example of the quality and diversity of emerging producers from all over Europe. And with 22 films by former “Producers on the Move” and “Shooting Stars” in the various sections of the festival, we have wonderful proof of the sustainability of the programme,” stresses Renate Rose, EFP Managing Director, about the positive effects of the EFP support. Seven other projects by former participants of EFP programmes are competing for the Palme d'Or in addition to “American Honey” and “Sieranevada”.

The additional films are:

●    BACALAUREAT featuring Maria Dragus (Shooting Star Germany 2014)
●    ELLE co-produced by Diana Elbaum (PoM Belgium 2001),
●    LA FILLE INCONNUE featuring Adèle Haenel (Shooting Star France 2012), Jérémie Renier (Shooting Star Belgium 2002),
●    LOVING featuring Ruth Negga (Shooting Star Ireland 2006),
●    PERSONAL SHOPPER co-produced by Fabian Gasmia (PLHH 2014 Germany)
●    RESTER VERTICAL produced by Sylvie Pialat (PoM France 2007)
●    TONI ERDMANN produced by Janine Jackowski (PoM Germany 2009), co-produced by Ada Solomon (PoM Romania 2011) featuring Lucy Russell (Shooting Star UK 2002)


Bosnia and Herzegovina
Adis Ðapo
SCCA/ / Film House Sarajevo
e.g. A Ballad (in development) by Aida Begic
nominated by: Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mikkel Jersin
e.g. Jutlandia (in development) by Kasper Gårdsøe
nominated by: Danish Film Institute

Aet Laigu
e.g. Mother (2016) by Kadri Kõusaar
nominated by: Estonian Film Institute

Misha Jaari
Bufo Ltd.
e.g. Concrete Night (2013) by Pirjo Honkasalo
nominated by: Finnish Film Foundation

Julien Madon
Single Man Productions / Bethsabée Mucho / Labyrinthe Films
e.g. Prost (2017) by Julien Leclercq
nominated by: UniFrance films

Nino Devdariani
Alamdary Film
e.g. Corn Island (2014) by George Ovashvili
nominated by: Georgian National Film Center

Undine Filter
e.g. A Heavy Heart (2015) by Thomas Stuber
nominated by: German Films

Emanuele Nespeca
Solaria film srl / Movimento film srl
e.g. Banat The Journey, 2015 by Adriano Valerio
nominated by: Istituto Luce Cinecittà (Italy)

Roberts Vinovskis
Locomotive Productions
e.g. Exiled (2016) by Davis Simanis
nominated by: National Film Centre of Latvia

Dagne Vildžiunaite
Just A Moment
e.g. Together For Ever (in postproduction) by Lina Lužyte
nominated by: Lithuanian Film Centre

The Netherlands
Janneke Doolaard
e.g. Alice Cares (2015) by Sander Burger
nominated by: EYE International (The Netherlands)

Bendik Strønstad
Yesbox Productions
e.g. Morkel The Moss Monster (in development) by Aleksander Nordaas
nominated by: Norwegian Film Institute

Klaudia Smieja
Madants sp. z o.o.
e.g. Park (in postproduction) by Sofia Excharcou
nominated by: Polish Film Institute

Anamaria Antoci
4 Proof Film / Domestic Film
e.g. Illegitimate (2016) by Adrian Sitaru
nominated by: Romanian Film Promotion

Milan Stojanovic
SENSE Production
e.g. Barbarians (2014) by Ivan Ikic
nominated by: Film Center Serbia

Bostjan Ikovic
Arsmedia d.o.o.
e.g. Comedy Of Tears (2015) by Marko Sosic
nominated by: Slovenian Film Centre

Pedro Hernandez Santos
Aquí y Allí Films
e.g. Magical Girl (2014) by Carlos Vermut
nominated by: Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales / ICAA (Spain)

Frida Bargo
B-Reel Films
e.g. A Serious Game (2016) by Pernilla August
nominated by: Swedish Film Institute

Joël Jent
Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG
e.g. Iraqi Odyssey (2014) by Samir
nominated by: Swiss Films

United Kingdom
Lucas Ochoa
Pulse Films
e.g. American Honey (2016) by Andrea Arnold
nominated by: British Council

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