EFP takes into account the current situation caused by the Corona virus which has affected the entire film industry. Important film festivals and film markets are either being postponed or cancelled. This means that the remaining FSS funds for promotion campaigns at dedicated physical events, the FILMART, the HotDocs Documentary Festival in Canada and the Shanghai Film Festival will now be used by the sales companies for wholly digital approaches to help with the distribution and circulation of European films to countries outside of Europe.
This FSS call is an OPEN call which was released 7 April 2020. It will run until 31 July and is NOT LINKED to a specific festival or market outside of Europe.
Please note: Under the current circumstances, sales must not primarily focus on theatrical releases, sales to TV or VoD are equally important.
Sales companies may submit:
The applications must include:
The promotion campaigns should include some of the below measures. For example:
FSS investments are up to 50% of the eligible costs per campaign per company, capped at a maximum of 4,000 Euros per application.
Costs for digital promotional activities, incurred and invoiced 4 months prior to the respective submission of the application will be accepted if these are part of the new digital campaign. If good reasons are given by the sales company, costs incurred and invoiced 6 months prior to the submission of the application will also be accepted if the respective activities are part of the new digital campaign. Costs are only eligible until 31 July 2020.
Claims declaring and documenting the final costs MUST reach EFP by 28 August 2020 at the latest. No extension will be granted.
Follow up/sales results:
European Film Promotion e.V.
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Czech Film Center
°efp Managing Director