A total of 23 producers will be featured at the May 16-19 gathering.The EFP (www.efp.online.com) project is sponsored by the EU Media Programme. EFP managing director Renate Rose notes, "There are again some very interesting producers travelling with us to Cannes who have worked on a broad spectrum of films, from feature films through animation films to documentaries." They include, for the first time, a producer from Croatia.
Film New Europe will profile each of the Central European producers during the Cannes Film Festival.
The nine CEE producers are:
Ilian Djevelekov (Bulgaria), producer of Zift by Javor Gardev for Miramar Film
Ankica Jurić Tilić (Croatia), producer of Kino Lika by Dalibor Matanić for Kinorama
Monika Kristl (Czech Republic), producer of 3 Seasons in Hell by Tomás Masín for Dawson Production
Katrin Kissa (Estonia), producer of Autumn Ball by Veiko Ounpuu for Homeless Bob Production
Gábor Sipos (Hungary), producer of Happy New Life by Arpád Bogdán for Laokoon Filmgroup
Andrzej Jakimowski (Poland), producer of Tricks by Andrzej Jakimowski for Zjednoczii Artystów i Rzemieślników (ZAiR)
Daniel Mitulescu (Romania), producer of How I Celebrated the End of the World by Catalin Mitulescu for Strada Film
Peter Kerekes (Slovak Republic), producer of Cooking History by Peter Kerekes for Peter Kerekes
Eva Rohrman (Slovenia), producer of Landscape No. 2 by Vinko Moderndörfer for Forum Ljubljana