Canceled
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Sweden | ACFM 2023

Oceans Are the Real Continents
by Tommaso Santambrogio
Italy, Cuba | ACFM 2023

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France | ACFM 2023

The Beast
by Bertrand Bonello
France | ACFM 2023

Sidonie in Japan
by Elise Girard
France | ACFM 2023

Daaaaaali!
by Quentin Dupieux
France | ACFM 2023

The Promised Land
by Nikolaj Arcel
Denmark, Sweden, Germany | ACFM 2023

Before it Ends
by Anders Walter
Denmark | ACFM 2023

Mumbo Jumbo
by Karsten Kiilerich
Denmark | ACFM 2023

Tony, Shelly and The Magic Light
by Filip Posivac
Czech Republic | ACFM 2023

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film sales support funding for world sales campaigns

FILM SALES SUPPORT (FSS) is a programme for European sales companies. It is designed to help promote and sell European films outside Europe. To this end, FSS offers grants of €5,000 resp. €8,000 to European sales companies.

The FILM SALES SUPPORT programme includes several sub-programmes:




  • FSS Classic
    FSS Classic provides financial support for the physical and digital promotion of films at selected non-European film festivals and markets.
  • FSS Digital
    FSS Digital provides financial support for the digital promotion of films at selected hybrid film festivals and markets outside Europe, as well at the online versions of Berlin‘s European Film Market and Cannes‘ Marché du Film.
  • FSS Digital Plus (new)
    FSS Digital Plus offers financial support for the digital promotion of films at additional hybrid film festivals with an international reach, both within and outside Europe.
  • FSS Inclusion (new)
    FSS Inclusion is a pilot project specifically designed to promote films dealing with gender balance, equality and inclusion. Support is available for digital campaigns at hybrid film festivals with an international reach. To find out if your film is eligible for inclusion in the FSS, please click here: FSS Inclusion Support Criteria

how to participate

FILM SALES SUPPORT is open to all European world sales companies which


  • have their registered office in the European Union and in Creative Europe -
    MEDIA countries or in Switzerland
  • are registered with the Funding & Tender Portal of the European Commission
  • have been approved by the respective national film promotion institute
  • are nationally registered sales companies
  • hold the worldwide rights to the films and act on behalf of the producers
  • represent and promote the respective films at international film festivals and markets

To be eligible for the FSS application process, world sales companies must submit a one-time informal written application to EFP (Mail-Adresse), describing their company and work for European films at international film festivals and markets. Once approved by EFP, world sales companies are invited to apply for FSS online via EFP‘s digital application system. The application deadline is two weeks before the start of the event for festivals and three weeks for markets. Calls for applications are published two months before the deadline. Applications are evaluated and selected by EFP and the respective national film funding institute.

dates and deadlines

  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (30 April - 2 May 2024), Toronto, Canada
    Application deadline: 16 April 2024
  • Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film) (14 – 22 May 2024) France - online
    Application deadline: 23 April 2024
  • Tribeca Film Festival (5 - 16 June 2024), New York USA – hybrid
    Application deadline: 22 May 2024


    new contract year (tbc)
  • Toronto International Film Festival (5-15 September 2024) Canada
    Application deadline: 22 August 2024
  • Asian Content & Film Market (5-8 October 2024), Busan, South Korea - hybrid
    Application deadline: 14 September 2024
  • Tokyo International Film Festival (October – November 2024) Japan
    Application deadline: October 2024 (tbc)
  • American Film Market (5 - 10 November 2024) USA
    Application deadline: 15 October 2024
  • Sundance Film Festival (23 January - 2 February 2025) Park City, USA - hybrid
    Application deadline: 9 January 2025
  • European Film Market (February 2025) Berlin, Germany - online
    Application deadline: January 2025
  • South by Southwest (8-16 March 2024) Austin, USA - hybrid
    Application deadline: 27 February 2024
  • Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) (11-14 March 2024)
    Application deadline: 27 February 2024

fss is supported by

°efp also offers FSS for the promotion of films from Switzerland outside of Europe thanks to the international measures by the Federal Office of Culture, Media Desk Suisse and SWISS FILMS.