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Putting a focus on outstanding documentary productions from Europe, EFP has initiated this programme in collaboration with Hot Docs. For the fourth time in 2021, a dedicated section of the festival presented European filmmakers and their work.

Under the title THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE the showcase focuses on European diversity with films that explore and examine timely topics of urgency – immigration, populist movements, the new economic anxiety - within the landscape of contemporary Europe. The films address themes which are especially compelling for the North American public at this politically charged time. The filmmakers selected for THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE, will also participate in intensive and valuable industry activities, including workshops, pitches and meetings with potential buyers, all aimed at furthering their international contacts and careers, as well as offering opportunities for the sales of their films worldwide. To complement this initiative, EFP offers FILM SALES SUPPORT for world sales companies marketing European Films at Hot Docs.

The following films/directors are presented in 2021 with the support of their respective EFP member organisations:

A Marriage
Director: Kateřina Hager
Co-Director: Asad Faruqi
Czech Republic, USA
Eatnameamet - Our Silent Struggle
Director: Suvi West
A Black Jesus
Director: Luca Lucchesi
The New Plastic Road
Director: Angelos Tsaousis
Co-Director: Myrto Papadopoulou
Greece, Germany
Raise the Bar
Director: Guðjón Ragnarsson
Iceland, Finland
Director: Andrea Segre
Seyran Ates: Sex, Revolution and Islam
Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Welcome to Spain
Director: Juan Antonio Moreno Amador
Taming the Garden
Director: Jashi Salomé
Switzerland, Germany, Georgia
Faith and Branko
Director: Catherine Harte
Serbia, United Kingdom

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