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CANNES 2019 Producers on the Move 2019

EFP unveils the 2019 Producers on the Move

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- 20 European producers have been selected to take part in the 20th-anniversary edition of the networking platform during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival

EFP unveils the 2019 Producers on the Move

The EFP (European Film Promotion) has picked 20 producers each year for the 20th anniversary edition of its high-profile networking platform at the Cannes Film Festival, Producers on the Move. Thanks to the financial support of the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the EFP member organisations, the network of 38 European film promotion institutions has chosen professionals based on their already acclaimed work and first international co-productions, to promote them to the international film industry.

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Eurimages executive director Roberto Olla, a long-term partner of EFP’s initiative, said: “We have been working with European Film Promotion as part of their initiatives in Cannes and Toronto for several years now. We both share the same ambition for increased co-operation amongst film professionals in Europe and beyond. Although we walk different paths, our collaboration has come about as a means of achieving this!”.

In two decades, 400 producers have taken part in the tailor-made event in order to foster international co-productions, intensify the exchange of experiences, and create new professional networks. Many of them have become long-standing production partners like Labina Mitevska (North Macedonia) and Zdenka Gold (Croatia), who met in 2013, returned to the Cannes Film Festival with Sieranevada [+see also:
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Q&A: Cristi Puiu
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along with fellow participant Anca Puiu in 2016, and celebrated the premiere of God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya [+see also:
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interview: Labina Mitevska
interview: Teona Strugar Mitevska
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at this year's Berlinale. As a matter of fact, four former Producers on the Move will have their films premiering in this year's Cannes Official Selection: Janine Jackowski (Germany 2009) and Dan Wechsler (Switzerland 2011) co-produced Corneliu Porumboiu's The Whistlers [+see also:
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, Diana Elbaum (Belgium 2001) and Luis Urbano (Portugal 2007) co-produced Ira Sachs' Frankie [+see also:
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interview: Ira Sachs
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, François Kraus (France 2004) executive-produced Nicolas Bedos' La Belle Époque [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Bedos
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Donato Rotunno (Luxembourg 2001) co-produced Oliver Laxe's Fire Will Come [+see also:
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interview: Óliver Laxe
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, and Joëlle Bertossa (Switzerland 2013) co-produced The Swallows of Kabul [+see also:
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by Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec.

The 2019 Producers on the Move are:

Hendrik Verthé (Belgium)
Production company: A Team Productions

Anita Juka (Croatia)
Production company: 4 Film

Nina Bisgaard (Denmark)
Production: Meta Film

Grégoire Debailly (France)
Production company: Geko Films

Eva Blondiau (Germany)
Production company: Color of May

Julianna Ugrin (Hungary)
Production company: Éclipse Film

Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir (Iceland)
Production company: Pegasus Pictures

Cormac Fox (Ireland)
Production company: Vico Films

Nadia Trevisan (Italy)
Production company: Nefertiti Film

Inese Boka-Grübe (Latvia)
Production company: Mistrus Media

Joram Willink (Netherlands)
Production company: Bind

Dyveke Bjørkly Graver (Norway)
Production company: Oslo Pictures

Małgorzata Staroń (Poland)
Production company: Staron Film

João Viana (Portugal)
Production company: Papaveronoir

Mila Turajlić (Serbia)
Production company: Dribbling Pictures

Rok Biček (Slovenia)
Production company: Cvinger Film

Carles Torras (Spain)
Production company: Zabriskie Films

Jon Nohrstedt (Sweden)
Production company: SF Studios

Sereina Gabathuler (Switzerland)
Production company: Dschoint Ventschr

Emily Morgan (UK)
Production company: Quiddity Films

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