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Public Call Hot Docs 24
09.02.24

Public Call for Film Sales Support at Hotdocs 2024

EFP (European Film Promotion) is issuing a public call for Film Sales Support for the submission of classic and digital promotion campaigns of recent European films to buyers and distributors in countries outside of Europe at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (25 April – 5 May 2024) 

Please submit applications via https://application.efp-online.com/

Application deadline: 16 April 2024

Who may submit?

What is covered by FSS?

  • Costs/investments for digital and physical promotion and marketing campaigns targeting buyers outside of Europe

What is not covered by FSS?

  • Travel and hotel costs for attendance on site

Which films are eligible

  • Recent finished films which have an original copyright established in 2023 or 2024
  • Majority-produced European films with a minimum length of 60' and a country of origin which is part of Creative Europe Media and part of the FSS Guidelines
  • Fiction films, animation films and documentaries (feature length)
  • Films must be selected in the festival (in any section)
  • Should sales companies have 2 films selected in the festival, they may include these 2 films in the application

How much is available?

  • An investment of up to 50% of the total costs up to a maximum of €5,000 per campaign for an overall spend of €10,000

Please also read the FSS guidelines carefully for more details.

Support for films from Switzerland
EFP additionally 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.

Applications for films from Switzerland have to be submitted separately from an application for European films via the usual online application system.

FSS Inclusion: Gender balance, diversity & inclusion and sustainability are important to EFP. Therefore, we highly welcome and encourage promotion campaigns that respect the environment as well as the diversity of filmmakers and story lines. Applications for FSS Inclusion may be submitted all year round until May 2024.

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