This year EFP (European Film Promotion) in collaboration with Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 26 – May 6, 2018) will launch a special programme entitled THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE, a pan-European showcase of 10 new documentaries that illustrate and examine the current cultural, geographic, economic and political factors affecting Europe today. This new initiative is possible thanks to the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organisations.
"We are delighted to strike up this new partnership with Hot Docs for European documentary films," says Sonja Heinen, Managing Director of EFP. "The programme reflects on the 'new Europe' with its current political and social changes, and shines a light on the rich and vivid diversity of European documentaries. The EFP member organisations have nominated an excellent array of films and we are excited to see the final selection curated by the programmers at Hot Docs. We are honored to be part of this prestigious and important festival and look forward to presenting the European filmmakers to industry and audience alike."
With this new partnership EFP continues its commitment to present outstanding creative documentaries from Europe to North American audiences. Filmmakers selected to take part in this program will participate in an array of Festival industry events including workshops, pitches and meetings with potential buyers, expanding their professional development on an international scale, and increasing their film's access to North American and international markets.