EFP (European Film Promotion) is issuing a public call for FSS Inclusion and FSS Digital Plus.
Please submit applications via https://application.efp-online.com/
FSS Inclusion started as a pilot in 2022/23. It supports promotion campaigns for films that depict gender balance, equity & inclusion to draw attention to them and facilitate their circulation outside of Europe - see support criteria
FSS Digital Plus widens the range of the FSS festivals to additional festivals for the digital promotion of films to buyers outside of Europe.
Promotion at which festivals?
• FSS Inclusion: for the purely digital promotion of films at FSS festivals/markets and additional hybrid film festivals/markets (inside and outside of Europe) which have an international industry and outward reach
• FSS Digital Plus: for the purely digital promotion of films at additional hybrid film festivals, (inside and outside of Europe) which have an international industry and outward reach
When to submit?
• For FSS Inclusion the sales agents must submit an application at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the additional film festival. There are specific deadlines for the FSS festivals.
• For Digital Plus the sales agents must submit an application at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the additional film festival.
Who may submit?
What is covered by FSS?
Which films are eligible?
How much is available?
Countries which might not be eligible if they have not signed the AVMSD in time
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia
Please also read the FSS guidelines carefully for more details
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. An application for films from Switzerland has to be submitted separately from an application for European films via the usual online application system. Gender balance, diversity & inclusion and sustainability are important for EFP. Therefore, we highly welcome and encourage promotion campaigns that respect the environment as well as the diversity of filmmakers and story lines.