EFP showcases European films and talent in Busan
- European professionals sent to the Korean festival, with support from the agency, will enjoy an extended networking and industry programme
The European Film Promotion (EFP) is enhancing its programme Europe! Goes Busan for its 21st edition, to take place during the 23rd edition of the Busan International Film Festival. Due to the significant increase in the number of European films being screened at the festival (74, compared to 55 titles in 2017), EFP's artistic delegation will now have 32 participants (compared to 15 in 2017) presenting their films at this important gateway to the Asian market and to the enthusiastic South Korean audience. Check out the list of films that will be presented at the festivals by their teams, with the support of their respective EFP member organisations, here.
In cooperation with the festival, the professional networking between Asian and European filmmakers will be intensified through various discussions, industry events and filmmaker talks. The extended programme is complemented by EFP's presence at the Asian Film Market through Europe! Umbrella (32 world sales companies) and Film Sales Support which is granted to European world sales companies for the promotion of their films at this market.
The extended networking and industry programme will consist of the following events: an exclusive Filmmaker's Talk with Lewis Kim, Korean producer of Kim Ji-woon's film Illang: The Wolf Brigade for the European delegation, a Master Class by Swiss producer Fabrice Aragno (Jean-Luc Godard's The Image Book [+see also:
film profile]) for Asian directors and participants of Platform Busan, and an open discussion between Asian and European filmmakers on how to address taboos in the various cultures. A new cooperation between the Asian Project Market, EAVE and EFP will bring European producers together with their Asian colleagues for an Industry and Networking Day at the Asian Film Market. Eight producers from Europe are set to attend. In this context, EFP is being supported for the first time by the European Union Policy & Outreach Partnership (EU POP) and collaborating with the Delegation of the European Union to South Korea to promote South Korean - European cultural cooperation in the film sector.
Europe! Goes Busan is financially supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organisations.
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