EFP (European Film Promotion) is issuing a public call for FSS Classic for the submission of classic and digital promotion campaigns of recent European films to buyers and distributors in countries outside of Europe at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the American Film Market (AFM).

Please submit applications via https://application.efp-online.com/

Application deadlines
Tokyo International Film Festival: 10 October
American Film Market (AFM): 11 October

Who may submit?

  • European world sales companies registered in the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal of the European Commission and approved by the respective European film promotion institute

What is covered by FSS?

  • Costs/investments for digital and physical promotion and marketing campaigns targeting buyers outside of Europe. Applications for the Tokyo Film Festival must include a film selected in any section of the festival available for Japan. Applications for the AFM may include a maximum of 5 European films available for North America.

What is not covered by FSS?

  • Travel and hotel costs for attendance on site

Which films are eligible?

  • Recent films finished and unfinished films which have an original copyright established in 2021/2022
  • Majority-produced European films with a minimum length of 60' and an origin of country which is part of Creative Europe Media and part of the FSS Guidelines
  • Fiction films, animation films and documentaries (feature length)

How much is available?

Support for films from Switzerland
EFP additionally offers FSS for the promotion of films from Switzerland outside of Europe thanks to new international measures by the Federal Office of Culture, Media Desk Suisse and SWISS FILMS. An application for films from Switzerland has to be submitted separately from an application for European films via the usual online application system.

Important Information
As EFP is still in the process of applying to Creative Europe MEDIA for FSS 2022-24, individual grant confirmations and disbursements are subject to the signing of the contract between EFP and Creative Europe MEDIA at the end of 2022. This means that all costs part of the FSS application to EFP are undertaken at the world sales companies own risk with no claim to EFP should funding not become available from the European Commission.

Gender balance, diversity & inclusion and sustainability are important for EFP.  Therefore, we highly welcome and encourage promotion campaigns that respect the environment as well as the diversity of filmmakers and story lines (see new call for FSS Inclusion).


fss is supported by

additional support

support for films from switzerland

For further details and advice please contact

Susanne Davis
davis@efp-online.com

Cornelia Klimkeit
klimkeit@efp-online.com

 


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