The members of EFP (European Film Promotion) elected a new Board of Directors at today's General Assembly during the Cannes Film Festival. The Board is composed of seven members, and the term of office lasts for two years. Four EFP members were newly appointed to the board: Catherine Ann Berger, Managing Director of Swiss Films, Arben Zharku, Director of Kosova Cinematography Center with Markéta Šantrochová, Deputy Director of Czech Film Center serving as President and Stine Oppegaard, Manager International Relations Feature Films, Norwegian Film Institute as Vice President.
EFP’s Managing Director Sonja Heinen wishes to thank Martin Schweighofer, President for the past four years, on behalf of all EFP members “for his exceptional dedication and reliability. With his vast experience of working in the industry, Martin has fostered EFP’s projects and helped to bring new initiatives to life. His international network is really impressive and, on top of that, he is a true champion of the European idea, always putting the common goals of our international network of film promotion institutes first. We will miss him as President, but we are delighted that he will continue to be part of EFP.”
The members of the Board of Directors are:
President: Markéta Šantrochová, Deputy Director of Czech Film Center Vice President: Stine Oppegaard, Manager International Relations Feature Films, Norwegian Film Institute Catherine Ann Berger, Managing Director of Swiss Films Briony Hanson, Director of Film, British Council Nerina T. Kocjančič, Head of Promotion and Distribution, Slovenian Film Centre Françoise Lentz, Head of Promotion, Film Fund Luxembourg Markéta Šantrochová, Deputy Director of Czech Film Center Arben Zharku, Director of Kosova Cinematography Center
EFP (European Film Promotion) is an international network of film promotion institutes from 37 countries from throughout Europe, each representing their national films and talent abroad. Under the EFP flag, these organisations come together to jointly promote the diversity and spirit of European cinema and talent at key film festivals and markets, in particular outside of Europe. EFP is financially supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and by its member organisations. The Hamburg-based office is backed by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and the Ministry of Culture of the City of Hamburg.
For more information please visit www.efp-online.com