European Film Promotion
The Irish Film Board is an active member of European Film Promotion (EFP), the only existing international network of organisations promoting and marketing European cinema worldwide.
EFP's joint promotional strategies span a broad spectrum and include artistic and business-oriented platforms with a focus on three main areas: Films & Talent, Networking and Market Access. EFP has developed innovative programmes and initiatives in collaboration with established and respected partners with the aim of creating a sustainable system which supports European cinema.
The IFB works with EFP on the following key initiatives:
- Shooting Stars, Berlin
- Producer on the Move, Cannes
- Foreign Language Film Academy Award Screenings, Los Angeles
- Future Frames, Karlovy Vary
- European Voice of Women in Film, Sydney
Access to International Markets via European Umbrella Sales Stands at:
- Toronto Film Festival
- AFM, Los Angeles
- Asian Film Market, Busan
- Filmart Hong Kong
Film Sales Support at Festivals and Market outside of Europe
- Support for sales agents with European titles at international markets
Essential to the success of EFP’s joint initiatives is the full integration of the culturally rich and unique nature of each of its member’s own cinema heritage. EFP’s reliance on the national expertise and know-how of the 37 member institutes has been at the core of the organisational goals since its inception, and has been key to EFP's ability to bring European cinema to the attention of the international press, industry and public around the world.