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Cineuropa is closely collaborating with the following prestigious partners:
The MEDIA Programme aims at strengthening the competitiveness of the European audiovisual industry with a series of support measures dealing with the training of professionals; the development of production projects and companies; the distribution and promotion of cinematographic works and audiovisual programmes; and support for cinematographic festivals.
Belgium's Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles aims at supporting the production and promotion of the audiovisual works.
The federal promotional agency of contemporary independent cinema and the Swiss audiovisual heritage is a member of European Film Promotion. SWISS FILMS contributes to the broadcasting of Swiss films abroad and stimulates the international influence of national audiovisual creation. SWISS FILMS increases the value of Swiss cinema and its broadcasting in Switzerland.
The Federal Cultural Office (UFC) is dealing with the promotion of the cultural life in all its artistic components and creates the conditions for a deeper and independent development of the cultural actors. He supports the artistic production in cinema industry, visual arts and design. Among the various activities, the UFC supports the promotion and the training of young Swiss abroad and the interests of various cultural and linguistic communities. The UFC deals with the patrimony’s safeguard, supporting the preservation of historical monuments and archaeology. The Office manages prestigious collections, libraries, archives, museums and conceives the cultural policy of the Confederation. The UFC has three sectors of competence: promotion of culture, Swiss National Library and Swiss National Museum. The UFC is part of the Department for Internal Affairs (DFI.)
The objective of the LUX Prize is to illuminate the public debate on European integration and to facilitate the diffusion of European films in the European Union. The LUX Prize finances the subtitling and the kinescope recording of the winning film in the 23 official EU languages. The original language recording will be adapted for sub-titling for hard of hearing and deaf people.
The ICAA (Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales) is an autonomous body depending on the Spanish Ministry for Culture that plans the support policies to the cinema sector and to audiovisual production. Its aims are to support the cinema and audiovisual industry, to contribute to the national and international broadcasting of Spanish cinema and to restore the film heritage.
The CNC manages the cinema and audiovisual sectors, finances the film industry, promotes French films and protects the film heritage.
German Films + Marketing GmbH is the national information and advisory centre for the international promotion of German films. Established in 1954 under the name of Export-Union of German Cinema as the umbrella body for the Association of German Feature Film Producers, the Association of New German Feature Film Producers and the Association of German Film Exporters, it operates today in the legal form of a limited company. In 2004, new shareholders came on board the Export-Union, which from then on continued its operations under the name of German Films Service + Marketing GmbH.
The Film Fund of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, first established in 1990 and restructured in 1999, exists primarily to promote and foster an environment in which the country's film production industry can develop and flourish.
The IFB has a vast range of funding programmes, from develoopment to distribution.
The Malta Film Commission is a non-profit making organisation and offers its services free of charge to foreign film and television productions. The aim of the MFC is to create international awareness about Malta's unlimited potential as a film location. The Commission also serves to facilitate and assist film crews before and during their stay on the island. Set up in 1999 under the auspices of the Ministry for Economic Services, the commission now forms part of the Ministry for Investment, Industry and Information Technology.
Magyar Filmunió was established in 1992 by the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary to promote Hungarian cinematography throughout the world.
The biggest European film market. From art-house to blockbusters: all current worldwide film productions covering all genres and formats are screened at the Cannes Film Market. The Cannes Film Market offers more than 1,000 films, of which 70% premieres in 32 screening rooms located between the Palais and theaters in town, among which several digital theaters.
The Berlinale Co-Production Market is a three-day event for producers, film financiers and film distributors, and for operators of film funds, international distributors and television channels that work in the field of international co-productions. Cineuropa moderates some round tables and prepares a special report on the event.
Torino Filmlab is an international laboratory that supports emerging talents from all over the world, who are working on their first and second feature films, through training, development and funding activities.
Cine-Regio is a network of regional film funds in Europe. The network is continuously expanding and today represents 31 regional film funds from 12 EU Member States, in addition to Norway, Serbia and Switzerland. Cine-Regio is partner of Cineuropa for the identification of regional coproduction case studies in Europe.
Founded in 1989, the European Film Academy (EFA) currently unites 1,700 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. The programme includes conferences, seminars and workshops, and a common goal is to build a bridge between creativity and the industry. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards. Cineuropa is a partner of the EFA and publishes special reports on the films nominated for the Awards.
Europa Distribution was created in March 2006 at the initiative of French independent distributors. Its aim is to gather the independent European distributors who all share the same worries, in order to push on common problems at the European level. Cineuropa and Europa Distribution are cooperating for the writing of case studies about distribution of European films.
Founded in 1997 and based in Hamburg/Germany, EFP is the umbrella organisation of the film promotion organisations of 33 European countries whose shared objective is to export the best European films and attract the biggest world audiences possible.
The European Producers Club, with a membership of 52 leading producers representing 20 countries, serves as the voice of the European independent film producer. It acts as a lobby, a think tank as well as a network and aims to develop a strong European film industry.
Polish Audio-Visual Producers Chamber of Commerce (KIPA) is a representative body that influences and creates legislative and organizational framework of the Polish audiovisual market. It leads several projects and initiatives fostering development of the audiovisual sector and representing its members internationally. The Chamber created the Audiovisual Regional Initiative program that contributed to creation of a of Polish Regional Film Funds and now acts as and advisory body to the existing network. KIPA is also one of the founders of Polish Culture Observatory. More information at www.audiowizualni.pl and firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2001, NISI MASA is a network of associations, currently active in 17 countries. Its main aims are to discover new film talents and to create a platform of discussion and collaboration for young European filmmakers.
Altcine is a platform dedicated to Balkan cinema. It aims to be the meeting point for cinema community and Balkan films aficionados. At the moment, managed by a bunch of Greeks who, despite the harsh economic times, are committed to create a state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, without precedent, Internet environment that promotes Balkan cinema.
cafebabel.com is the leading European current affairs magazine. Published in 7 languages (English, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish and French), it analyses current affairs from a resolutely European perspective. cafebabel.com is a new form of media and its work is supported by a network of more than 500 young journalists in 20 cities in 13 countries. To stimulate political debate at the heart of European civil society, cafebabel.com organises prominent events and conferences across Europe, bringing together fresh ideas and a wealth of analysis. Café Babel uses our articles for the cultural section of the magazine.
Cinergie.be, the online magazine on Belgian films. Since 1996, the non-profit association Cinergie has been running the web site www.cinergie.be, a portal on Belgian films aimed at the general public, as well as professionals which soon became a major resource, both in Belgium and worldwide. The web site, which has evolved according to the trends and the needs of the film industry, consists of a monthly webzine and a Belgian film and TV catalogue.
DearCinema.com, is a popular Indian webmagazine dedicated to promotion of "world cinema". It provides news, reviews and relevant information about European, Asian, African, Latin American and American films and film festivals. Contributors from all over the world run this website and it's widely followed by cinephiles all over the world.
Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon cinema
Film New Europe is the website of the Film New Europe Association, a non-profit organization established in Prague to promote the audio-visual industries of the new EU member countries. It is supported by the Polish Film Institute and the Association of Polish Filmmakers as well as by Salans Warsaw and Vladimir Kroupa of Prague, providers of legal advice. The goal of FNE is to support the activities of its members by providing timely and impartial information to as wide a professional audience as possible.
The weekly reference magazine for French cinema professionals.
International magazine covering the business of television and film.
Picturenose.com is a web site dedicated to cinema reviews. James and Colin, the two authors, writes film reviews, news and other stuff which may interest the general (and the more specific) film-goer.
Arts and culture in Morocco and in the Maghreb: cinema, media, plastic arts, visual arts... Maghrebarts diffuse our information towards the Arab World and ensure the visibility of Cineuropa in the South Mediterranean countries.
Power to the Pixel is a company helping international filmmakers and the film industry make the transition to a cross-media digital age. Its core activities are: providing consultancy, designing innovative training programmes, producing international forums, events and labs, facilitating the exchange of ideas and the building of international partnerships between media professionals and between industries.
reelisor – online access to the world of non fiction
reelisor is a new online cooperation platform for European documentary professionals. As a navigator for existing platforms and websites, its mission is to encourage training, education and the exchange of knowledge within the international non-fiction film market and its related fields. The project has been launched by Discovery Campus, is funded by MEDIA Programme and supported by its partners EDN, Sunny Side of the Doc, IDF (Institute of Documentary Film, Prague), The D-Word, ZeLIG, DOK Leipzig, eurodoc, Documentary in Europe, Dragon Forum and Documentor.
Annecy has been showcasing the very best in animation for over 45 years, making it the industry's leading international competitive festival. The competition is open to 5 film categories, each using different animation techniques.
The distinctive feature of the Festival is the exclusive promotion of European directors' first and second movies. Independent filmmakers are receiving a special attention at the festival.
The Estoril Film Festival intends to be a meeting point between the audience and the filmmakers as well as well-respected figures of the art world, creating a permanent stage for discussion, reflection, debate and above all a space where one can discover or rediscover the Cinematic Arts. The Festival is partner for the Cineuropa Prize.
The European Independent Film Festival brings attention to European independent filmmakers, being at the centre of discovery, promotion and projection of the very best independent filmmaking talent from around the world.
The Brussels Mediteranean Film Festival takes place in November every other year, with screenings of over sixty films from the 20 countries of the Mediterranean Basin, concerts, exhibitions and a Mediterranean Market.
The goal of the festival is to further the development of the diversity of the European film industry and facilitate the discovery of the many talents the continent has to offer.
In July, festival-goers will be able to discover new talents in about fifteen Parisian venues thanks to the International Competition, premieres of prestigious films with the presence of film crews, all time classics, and will meet major personalities of the film industry.
The festival enables the meeting between the public and filmmakers from one generation, and also gives the opportunity to discover or rediscover masterpieces of European cinema. Each year, the Official Selection presents 80 European first films divided in five competitive sections.
The target of the Festival is to act as an intermediary among cultures, among the different film languages, as well as to become a potential means of cinema promotion: an exchange, encouraging diversity and avoiding its closure, which leads to non-communicating cultural enclaves.
The Bratislava Film Festival takes place in November-December of each year and comprises of several strands, the principal one being the International Competition - a competition for directors making their debut or second feature.
Paris Project is the co-production and development platform of Paris Cinema IFF. This event brings together around twelve international projects in development and a few films in post-production, that are looking for French and European potential partners.
The Festival has become an important showcase for the European film industry as well as a meeting point for distribution professionals both within and out of Europe.
The Festival remains its tradition of discovery and critical reflection about contemporary cinema, its languages and its authors.
The Sarajevo Film Festival present a wide programme selection of both competitive and non-competitive films. Sarajevo Film Festival Competition program is accredited by FIAPF as a Competitive Specialized Festival. The Festivfal is partner for the Cineuropa Prize.
The independent VENICE DAYS section is promoted by the ANAC (National Association of Cinematographic Authors) and the authors of the API (Independent Authors and Producers Association). The event's main structure is similar to the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight: 12 films, plus tributes and special events. The section's artistic aim is also unchanged, celebrating creativity, talent and renewing languages against homogenisation. The authors' associations are also involved in creating a forum of discussion and debate at a major international festival. Cineuropa is the media partner of the event, providing articles and interviews for the site.
ACE has become not only an operational structure providing professional advice on the various aspects of feature film production, but also an important and active network of European producers.
European association of animation film.
The CICAE brings together 3,000 screens via national structures, independent cinemas, festivals, as well as a number of arthouse film distributors.
Documentary Campus is one of the most renowned professional training initiatives in Europe dedicated to international coproductions of high-quality documentaries for a large audience.
European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs is a leading training and project development programme for European and international audiovisual producers.
European network of independent distributors.
ETMA (european television and media management) organises the "Case Challenge" a contest of "case studies" on digital media open to univertisies and training institutions dealing with Communication, Media and Journalism
Insight out is a trainig programme that provides in-depth information on every step along an entirely digital production chain, on new digital production tools and work flows.
Media Salles project organises training initiatives of specific relevance to exhibitors.
The Media Business School offers a complete set of training and consulting programmes that range from entry-level specialisation courses to intensive training for experienced producers and executives.
Power to the Pixel runs services, including events, news, consultancy, education and training, which are used by media professionals and content creators around the world. It is run and supported by some of the most experienced cross-media pioneers, professionals and film-makers in the world.