FSS which is EFP’s support scheme for European sales agents and production companies has meanwhile been in operation for ten years with the continuous support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. The Sundance Film Festival is one of the FSS flagship festivals with highly successful sales results. Annually, a steady number of European films is being supported by EFP to attract US distribution.
Six feature films and four documentaries from Ireland,Austria, Germany, France,Italy, Poland and the UK are at this year’s receiving end of the FSS marketing support. A total amount of €47,780 has been reserved for the campaigns.
The majority of the films are competing in the festival’s World Dramatic and World Documentary Competition sections. . FSS covers up to 45% of costs in relation to the promotion campaign at the festival and puts special emphasis on networking with US buyers. In some cases, the presence of talent bolsters the individual campaigns. The films are being represented by five different European sales agents and five production companies. French sales company, Premium Films, and the UK company, Wavelength Pictures, are applying for FSS for the first time. Both companies will join EFP’s associated sales agents which currently incorporates 39 European companies.
The five films which are being represented at Sundance by their producers are The Summit (Image Now Films), Houston (Lichtblick Media), Lasting (Mañana), The Moo Man (Trufflepig Films) and Selma (Vixen Films).
Supported Films and Companies
THE SUMMIT by Nick Ryan (Ireland 2012)
Image Now Films (Ireland, Nick Ryan)
Doc & Film International (France, Alice Damiani)
WAJMA, AN AFGHAN LOVE STORY (WAJMA) by Barmak Akram (France, Afghanistan 2013)
Elle Driver (France, Adeline Fontan Tessaur)
THERE WILL COME A DAY (UN GIORNO DEVI ANDARE) by Giorgio Diritti (Italy, France 2012)
Lichtblick Media (Germany, Martin Heisler)
HOUSTON by Bastian Günther (Germany 2013)
Mañana sp.z.o.o. (Poland, Piotr Kobus)
LASTING (NIEULTONE) by Jacek Borcuch (Poland, Spain 2012)
Memento Films International (France, Emilie Georges)
CIRCLES (KRUGOVI) by Srdan Golubovic (Germany, France, Serbia 2013)
Premium Films (France, Katharina Posch)
SOLDIAR JANE (SOLDATE JEANNETTE) by Daniel Hoesl (Austria 2012)
Trufflepig Films (UK, Heike Bachelier)
THE MOO MAN by Andy Heathcote (UK, Germany 2012)
Vixen Films (UK, Kim Longinotto)
SELMA by Kim Longinotto (UK 2013)
Wavelength Pictures (UK, John Flahive)
THE STUART HALL PROJECT by John Akomfrah (UK 2013)
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