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industry and its players to the forefront

EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION (EFP) brings European films and talent to the attention of the international industry and media. We are a network of film institutions from 37 European countries, which supports European cinema and professionals in strengthening their current market presence as well as in accessing new territories, and at the same time, improving their international competitiveness, distribution and media presence worldwide. We have joined forces throughout Europe because we are deeply convinced of the power that comes from collaboration and passion for a shared vision: to increase the diversity and spirit of European films and talents around the world.

how we work

Together with major international film festivals and markets, EFP creates and establishes promotion and networking programmes tailored to our various target groups in the film industry: European sales companies, filmmakers, producers, actors, institutions, and international buyers, festival programmers and the media.

To enhance the success and visibility of European cinema, we promote selected European films and talents, foster collaborations between European and non-European film industries, support promotional campaigns by European world sales companies, and provide services to improve access to the European industry.

We value diversity and promote a diverse European cinema. Therefore, we welcome all nominations and applications regardless of gender, nationality, race, ethnic, socio-cultural and economic background, religion, perceived disability, age and sexual orientation and identity. Learn more in our Diversity & Inclusion Memorandum of Understanding.

memorandum of understanding for efp
on diversity & inclusion

We value diversity would like to see this reflected in our work. We encourage and welcome all nominations/applications irrespective of gender, nationality, race, ethnic and socio-cultural and economic background, religion, attributed disability, age as well as sexual orientation and identity.

EFP actively supports and encourages gender balance, diversity and inclusion in its programmes, activities, strategies as well as in staff matters.

Some of the ways EFP currently supports gender balance, diversity and inclusion in its programmes is by:

  • selecting of only one film/talent per country to underline European diversity in its entirety
  • defining selection criteria which often specify submissions must be diverse in terms of gender and ethnic background
  • presenting public panels and industry talks which raise the awareness for the topic and features voices and perspectives from marginalised groups
  • ensuring diversity by seeking jury members, panelists, speakers from marginalised groups

EFP is a founding member of ARTEF (Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film) which tackles institutional racism in the European film industry on a pan-European level.

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The EFP is supported by a seven-member board with a two-year term of office.

european film promotion network

EFP is a network of 37 European film promotion institutes. To apply for one of our programs,
please contact your national film institute using the contact details provided.

Albanian National Center of Cinematography
Kozeta Kullakshi

Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Elma Tataragić

Austrian Films
Anne Laurent-Delage

British Council
Briony Hanson

Bulgarian National Film Center
Irina Kanousheva

Cinecittà (Italy)
Annabella Nucara

Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Irena Jelić

Deputy Ministry of Culture (Cyprus)
Diomides Nikita

Czech Film Center
Markéta Šantrochová

Danish Film Institute
Lizette Gram Mygind

Estonian Film Institute
Eda Koppel

Film Center Serbia
Miroljub Vučković

Film Fund Luxembourg
Dominique Hansen

Film Centre of Montenegro
Marija Nikčević

Finnish Film Foundation
Jaana Puskala

Flanders Image
Jasper Nijsmans

Georgian National Film Center
Koba Khubunaia (interims)

German Films
Simone Baumann

Greek Film Centre
Yianna Sarri

Icelandic Film Centre
Christof Wehmeier

Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (Spain)
Jara Ayúcar

Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual I.P. / ICA (Portugal)
Vítor Manuel Pinheiro

Kosovo Cinematography Center
Blerta Zeqiri

Lithuanian Film Centre
Jana Mikulevič

National Film Institute Hungary
Katalin Vajda

National Film Centre of Latvia
Dita Rietuma

North Macedonia Film Agency
Veronika Buchkovska

Norwegian Film Institute
Stine Oppegaard

Polish Film Institute
Milena Drinčić

Romanian Film Development
Laura Musat

Screen Ireland / Fís Éireann
Louise Ryan

SEE NL (The Netherlands)
Nathalie Mierop

Slovak Film Institute
Rastislav Steranka

Slovenian Film Centre
Nerina T. Kocjančič

Swedish Film Institute
Petter Mattsson

SWISS FILMS
Nicola Ruffo

Unifrance
Daniela Elstner

Wallonie Bruxelles Images
Hervé Le Phuez

our team

Sonja Heinen
Managing Director
heinen@efp-online.com

Jo Mühlberger
Deputy Managing Director // Producers on the Move
muehlberger@efp-online.com

Ana Buka
Team Assistance
buka@efp-online.com

Susanne Davis
Film Sales Support
davis@efp-online.com

Frauke Fehlandt
Social Media
fehlandt@efp-online.com

Andrea Froese-Moess
Finance
froese@efp-online.com

Nora Goldstein
Future Frames / Changing Face of Europe / Digital Communication
goldstein@efp-online.com
Sustainability Officer

Cornelia Klimkeit
Film Sales Support
klimkeit@efp-online.com
Sustainability Officer

Olga Martin
European Shooting Stars
martin@efp-online.com

Helen Peetzen
Press and Communication
peetzen@efp-online.com
Freelancer

Sabine Rolinski
Europe! Umbrellas
rolinski@efp-online.com

Karen Arikian
US Consultant
karen.akirian@gmail.com
Freelancer

Tina Hajon
European Shooting Stars
hajon@efp-online.com
Freelancer

Andreas Struck
Europe! Voices of Women in Film
struck@efp-online.com
Freelancer