“Producers on the Move” announced in Cannes

The movie and entertainment industries need new blood, particularly as whole new ways of distributing and enjoying filmed content are coming to maturity. For 13 years already, European Film Promotion has been organising Producers on the Move, a workshop/networking event for 25 upcoming European producers.

Meeting at Cannes 2012

Like the film market, Producers on the Move is above all a high-octane networking event. Producers are given the opportunity to connect with each and major players in the industry over four days. This is not a forum for newbies, but a lab for active talent. More than 50% of the producers from the past three years are working together on 31 international co-productions as a result of the initiative. Following Cannes, most of the producers stay in contact with one another for specific projects.

The importance of co-productions

Co-production is vital for European cinema, as it allows movies to tap into a broader range of financing sources and tax breaks. Some of the 2012 PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE are presenting films in one of the sections of the Cannes Film Festival: Siniša Juričić, Nukleus Film, from Croatia, produced the documentary “Sofia’s Last Ambulance” (photo) by Ilian Metev which will have its world premiere in the Semaine de la Critique section; Trent, NFI Productions, from The Netherlands will see “Villegas”, directed by Gonzalo Tobal, in a Special Screening; and Monica Lazurean-Gorgan from Romania, 4 Proof Film, will be presented with Adina Pintille’s “Touch Me Not” in Cinéfondation Atelier.

For further details, visit. EFP.

The 2012 Producers on the Move
Austria – Constanze Schumann, Allegro Film
Bulgaria – Stephan Komandarev, Argo Film
Croatia – Siniša Juricic, Nukleus Film
Czech Republic – Ondrej Zima, Evolution Films
Denmark – Signe Leick Jensen, Toolbox Film
Finland – Liisa Penttilä, Edith Film
France – Hélène Cases, Lionceau Films
Georgia – Vladimer Katcharava, 20 Steps Productions
Germany – Nicole Gerhards, Niko Film
Greece – Alexandra Boussiou, Wrong Men
Hungary – Judit Stalter, Laokoon Filmgroup
Iceland – Arnar Knútsson, FILMUS Productions
Ireland – Morgan Bushe, Fastnet Films
Italy – Alessandro Borrelli, La Sarraz Pictures
Lithuania – Donatas Zvalionis, Meed Films
Macedonia – Robert Naskov, Kino Oko Production
The Netherlands – Trent, NFI Producties
Norway – Brede Hovland, Motlys
Poland – Marta Laryssa Plucinska, Federico Film
Romania – Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, 4 Proof Film
Slovenia – Aleš Pavlin, Perfo d.o.o.
Spain – David Matamoros, Zentropa Spain
Sweden – Sandra Harms, Sonet Films
Switzerland – David Epiney, Alina Film
UK – Tracy O’Riordan, Moonspun Films

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