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PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2021

EFP announces the 2021 Producers on the Move line-up

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- 20 selected European producers will participate in the international promotion programme, which will be held from 17–21 May, again in an online format

EFP announces the 2021 Producers on the Move line-up

European Film Promotion (EFP) has announced this year’s line-up for Producers on the Move, EFP’s long-standing programme to promote promising producers and foster international co-productions, which will be held online again from 17–21 May. A selection of 20 European producers, more than half of which are women, will be presenting their current projects in speed meetings and during roundtable sessions.

"We decided to shift our programme again to the digital space this year. It worked very well last year, and it was important for us to give the participants a clear sense of planning that wouldn’t be dependent on how the pandemic situation develops. We are very grateful to our partners – Creative Europe MEDIA as well as Eurimages and the participating EFP member organisations – for their flexibility. Of course, digital will never replace the personal exchange of ideas and experiences or networking in a festival setting. But we have learned a lot over the last year and promise that we are doing our very best to connect these creative producers and make their work visible for the international industry. And, who knows, if all goes well and many of the Producers on the Move are able to make the journey, we might even have a chance of meeting in person at the festival in Cannes in July“, says EFP Managing Director Sonja Heinen.

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The selected participants have already been behind a number of award-winning films: Kasper Dissing produced Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round [+see also:
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whose tally of prizes includes five Robert Awards, four European Film Award and, most recently, the Oscar for Best International Feature Film, or Sára Laszlo’s production of Dénes Nagy's Natural Light [+see also:
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which won the Silver Bear at this year’s Berlinale. Other prize-winners are Marica Stocchi (Emma Dante's The Macaluso Sisters [+see also:
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, Francesco Pasinetti Award 2020, Venice Film Festival), Iris Otten (Ena Sendijarević's Take Me Somewhere Nice [+see also:
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, Special Tiger Jury Award 2019, Rotterdam, Heart of Sarajevo Award 2019), Nima Yousefi (Hlynur Pálmason's A White, White Day [+see also:
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, Edda Award 2019), Bianca Oana (Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not [+see also:
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, Golden Bear 2018, Berlinale), Clara Nieto (Rodrigo Sorogoyen's short film Madre, Goya Award 2017, Oscar nomination) and Gary Cranner (Arild Østin Ommundsen's It’s Only Make Believe, Kosmorama 2014, Best Producer). Some producers have tended to concentrate on the production of animated films such as Maite Woköck (Reza Memari's The Last Whale Singer), while others focus on debut films such as Andraž Jerič, who is developing first features by Ester Ivakič (Neither Voice), Gregor Andolšek (This Is A Robbery!) and Tosja Flaker Berce (One Minute To Recess), Annabella Nezri, who produced Zoé Wittock's first feature film Jumbo [+see also:
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, and Sarah Born has Pascal Reinmann’s debut Carnivalesque in development. The line-up also includes producers who continue the long-standing collaboration with "their“ directors such as Marek Novák (short film Along Came a Prince, 2020, and Ordinary Failures, 2021, by Cristina Groşan), Tathiani Sacilotto (The Dead Queen [+see also:
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, 2018, America, 2021, and Arménio, 2022, by António Ferreira), Beata Rzeźniczek (short film The Best Fireworks Ever, 2017, and Other People, 2021, by Aleksandra Terpínska), Katarína Tomková (Nina [+see also:
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, 2017, and Applause, 2021, by Juraj Lehotský), and Jean-Christophe Reymond (Arab Blues [+see also:
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, 2019, and R., 2021, by Manele Labidi), while Nikolay Mutafchiev and Ruth Treacy will be donning both the producer and director’s hats for The Platform and Louise Lives Large respectively.

The 2021 Producers on the Move are:

Annabella Nezri (Belgium)
Production company: Kwassa Films

Nikolay Mutafchiev (Bulgaria)
Production company: Premierstudio Plus

Bojan Kanjera (Croatia)
Production company: Peglanje snova

Marek Novák (Czech Republic)
Production company: Xova Film

Kasper Dissing (Denmark)
Production company: Zentropa

Jean-Christophe Reymond (France)
Production company: Kazak Productions

Maite Woköck (Germany)
Production company: Telescope Animation

Sára László (Hungary)
Production company: Campfilm

Ruth Treacy (Ireland)
Production company: Tailored Films

Marica Stocchi (Italy)
Production company: Rosamont

Iris Otten (The Netherlands)
Production company: Pupkin Film

Gary Cranner (Norway)
Production company: Chezville

Beata Rzeźniczek (Poland)
Production company: Madants Sp. z o.o.

Tathiani Sacilotto (Portugal)
Production company: Persona Non Grata Pictures

Bianca Oana (Romania)
Production company: Manekino Film

Katarína Tomková (Slovak Republic)
Production company: Kaleidoscope

Andraž Jerič (Slovenia)
Production company: Temporama

Clara Nieto (Spain)
Production company: Powehi Films

Nima Yousefi (Sweden)
Production company: HOBAB

Sarah Born (Switzerland)
Production company: Catpics AG

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