EUROPE! Hub at the Sundance Film Festival20 – 30 January 2022

EFP cooperates with the Sundance Film Festival to spotlight the rich array of European cinema presented at the festival. Yet again virtually, EFP's virtual EUROPE! Hub at Sundance promotes and connects the European films and filmmakers to the industry, with a focus on North American distributors.

The original idea – developed together with Sundance, prior to the pandemic – was to host and be present on-site with a centrally located meeting spot for Europeans: the EUROPE! Hub at Sundance. With this new approach, EFP heightens the awareness of European films and the European industry at the festival. The EUROPE! Hub at Sundance would be a visible and clearly branded place to meet, work and relax with other Europeans attending the festival (sales companies, filmmakers, producers, institutions and press).

EFP's EUROPE! Hub – a central gathering spot at this bustling festival and a one-stop-shop for all things European.

10 national film promotion agencies were hosted at EFPs online umbrella, and 13 European titles were cross-promoted online through press, pr, advertising and social media activities. Targeted mailings to North American buyers were supposed to stimulate the sales of the films. 9 titles were reviewed in trades, and 9 titles were sold to outside of Europe. EFP's special pre-festival EUROPE! Showcase of European Directing Talent introduced exclusively 6 available titles in Competition for 24 North American distributors.

We look forward to achieving this goal – on-site, at the festival – in 2023.

*European titles at the Sundance Film Festival 2022*

highlights from europe at sundance

A House Made of Splinters

by Simon Lereng Wilmont
Denmark
supported by the Danish Film Institute
world cinema documentary competition
 
 
 

Calendar Girls

by Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen
Sweden
supported by the Swedish Film Institute
world cinema documentary competition
 
 

Displaced

by Samir Karahoda
Kosovo*
supported by the Kosova Cinematography Centre
short film program 1
 
 

Gentle

by Anna Eszter Nemes, László Csuja
Hungary
 
world cinema dramatic competition
 

Girl Picture

by Alli Haapasalo
Finland
supported by the Finnish Film Foundation
world cinema dramatic competition
 
 


Love Stories on the Move

by Carina Gabriela Dasoveanu
Romania
supported by Romanian Film Development
shorts program 4

 

The Mission

by Tania Anderson
Finland
supported by the Finnish Film Foundation
world cinema documentary competition

 

Nothing Compares

by Kathryn Ferguson
Ireland
supported by Screen Ireland
world cinema documentary competition

 

Piggy

by Carlota Pereda
Spain
 
midnight
 
 

Speak No Evil

by Christian Tafdrup
Denmark
supported by the Danish Film Institute
midnight

 

Three Minutes - A Lengthening

by Bianca Stigter
The Netherlands
supported by SEE NL
spotlight


The Worst Person in the World

by Joachim Trier
Norway
supported by the Norwegian Film Institute
spotlight

 

Zoon

by Jonatan Schwenk
Germany
supported by German Films/German Film Office
shorts animated programm
 
 
 
 * "This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence."

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