European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move to Go Forward as Digital Edition – Variety


European Film Promotion’s networking program Producers on the Move will happen as a digital version on its authentic dates – from Could 11 to 15 – and independently of the Cannes Film Pageant, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Twenty up-and-coming European producers will meet on-line and current their tasks in pace conferences and roundtable periods. A case research as nicely as talks with consultants will spherical out the program.

EFP, a community of 37 European movie promotion establishments, has chosen the following producers from 20 completely different European international locations: Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria), Danijel Pek (Croatia), Mikuláš Novotny (Czech Republic), Monica Hellström (Denmark), Elina Litvinova (Estonia), Aleksi Hyvärinen (Finland), Andrea Queralt (France), Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer (Germany), John Wallace (Eire), Giovanni Pompili (Italy), Yll Uka (Kosovo), Marija Razgutė (Lithuania), Alan R. Milligan (Norway), Marta Habior (Poland), Mário Patrocínio (Portugal), Marina Gumzi (Slovenia), Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo (Spain), Marie Kjellson (Sweden), Flavia Zanon (Switzerland) and Rupert Lloyd (U.Okay.).

“Producers on the Move has turn into a longtime model in the worldwide movie trade over the final 20 years. Being a Producer on the Move is an honor and ensures worldwide recognition,” says EFP managing director Sonja Heinen. “It is rather necessary for EFP to proceed supporting, selling and connecting promising inventive individuals as nicely as elevating the visibility of their work and fostering cooperation inside Europe – particularly at this second and despite these difficult occasions. We’re grateful to the Inventive Europe – Media Program of the European Union and our EFP member organizations, the nationwide promotion institutes, who’re supporting this 12 months’s on-line model of our initiative in a versatile and unbureaucratic approach.”

Amongst the individuals are Hellström, whose documentary “The Distant Barking of Canine” by Simon Lereng Wilmont was shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars, and Georgieva-Waldhauer, whose documentary “One other Actuality” by Noël Dernesch and Olli Waldhauer gained the viewers award at the DOK.fest München.

A few of the producers have based firms with up-and-coming administrators such as Kjelsson with Katja Wik (Kjellson & Wik), Kazakova with Mina Mileva (Activist 38), and Litvinova with Martti Helde (Three Brothers).

The producers embrace these with style movies made for worldwide platforms such as Figueredo González-Quevedo with Laura Alvea and Jose F. Ortuño on “Animas.”

The producers additionally embrace a number of who had been creatively concerned in their very own productions, together with Hyvärinen, who co-wrote the screenplays for “Lake Bodom” and “The Renovation,” Patrocínio, the writer-director of the documentary “I Love Kuduro,” and Gumzi, the co-writer of “Tales from the Chestnut Woods.”

Greater than half of the individuals have offered their productions at the main worldwide festivals, such as Cannes (Queralt, “Fireplace Will Come,” 2019), Venice (Wallace, “Rialto,” 2019; Pompili, “Sole,” 2019), Karlovy Differ (Novotný, “Journey to Rome,” 2015), Berlinale (Uka, “Exile,” 2020), Locarno (Razgutė, “Trot,” 2018) and Sundance (Habior, “Dolce Wonderful Giornata,” 2019; Zanon, “Yalda, a Night time for Forgiveness,” 2020, awarded with the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize).

Milligan, alongside his work as a producer, is an entrepreneur who offers with digital distribution fashions primarily based on blockchain expertise.


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