THE KLEZMER PROJECT by Leandro Koch & Paloma Schachmann (Austria/Argentina/Films Boutique)

The EFM, one of the most important events in the year for the promotion of European films to the world is a flagship market for EFP’s (European Film Promotion) Film Sales Support (FSS). Altogether 44 completed feature films, documentaries and animation films including works-in-progress from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the Ukraine are receiving promotional backing through Film Sales Support (FSS) – dedicated financial incentives available for world sales companies to enrich their mostly digital sales campaigns to buyers in overseas.

Benefitting films comprise Seneca - On The Creation of Earthquakes by Robert Schwentke (Germany/Picture Tree International), showing in the Berlinale Special Gala section, Sica by Carla Subirana (Spain/Latido Films), part of Berlinale’s Generation as are The Properties of the Metals by Antonio Bigini (Italy/True Colours) and The Lost Boys by Zeno Graton (Belgium/Indie Sales).

Panorama films receiving FSS for campaigns at the EFM include Do you love me? by Tonia Noyabrova (Ukraine, Sweden/Urban Sales), The Beast in the Jungle by Patric Chiha, (France/Les Films du Losange), Midwives by Léa Fehner (France/Pyramide International) and Opponent by Milad Alami (Sweden/Indie Sales).

Further promotional boosts go to the animation films, White Plastic Sky by Tibor Bánoczki & Sarolta Szabo (Hungary, Slovak Republic) The Klezmer Project by Leandro Koch & Paloma Schachmann (Austria, Argentina), both films are represented by Films Boutique and screening in Encounters as well as The Siren, Sepideh Farsi’s new film from France, Luxembourg, Germany/Bac Films Distribution.

Thanks to the support of Swiss Films, FSS is also being awarded to the Swiss documentary, Happy Pills by Arnaud Robert & Paolo Woods (Lightdox/Sweetspot Docs) and to Longing for the World by Jenna Hasse (Latido Films).

*Click here for the complete list of supported films.

FSS for the films has been confirmed by Albanian National Center of Cinematography (ANCC), Danish Film Institute, German Films, Flanders Images, ICAA - Instituto de la Cinematografíay de las Artes Audiovisuales (Spain), National Film Institute Hungary, Cinecittà, Swedish Film Institute, Unifrance, Wallonie Bruxelles Images and the Ukrainian Institute.

Since 2004, Film Sales Support (FSS) backs marketing campaigns of European world sales companies targeting countries outside of Europe. The scheme is made possible thanks to the support of Creative Europe MEDIA of the European Union.

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