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EFP announces screenings of six Academy Award ® Entries from Europe in Santa Monica

Press releases 2008-10-21

On November 7th and 8th, during the American Film Market (AFM), European Film Promotion (EFP) will present six films which have been submitted by their respective countries for consideration as Best Foreign Language Film entries at the upcoming Academy Awards ® .

Films from Austria, Finland, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland and The Netherlands will be screened for US distributors, international buyers and selected press at the Aero Theatre, located at 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica. The films will be shown over two days with screenings at 11am, 3pm and 5pm.

According to EFP President, Claudia Landsberger, "With this new and unique screening series, EFP is focusing attention on some of the best, most exciting filmmaking taking place in Europe today. Our hope is to position these extraordinary films for maximum exposure during this decisive time period." She further adds, "All of the films in the series are seeking US distribution, and presenting the films during the AFM offers the additional benefit of a potential pick-up for North America."

The following films will be presented on November 7 th and 8 th : Switzerland: THE FRIEND (Der Freund) Friday, November 7th, 11:00 am Director: Micha Lewinsky Sales Company: Media Luna Entertainment The Netherlands: DUNYA & DESIE Friday, November 7th, 3:00 pm Director: Dana Nechustan Sales Company: Delphis Films Poland: TRICKS (Sztucki) Friday, November 7 th , 5:00 pm Director: Andrzej Jakimowski Sales Company: m-appeal Page 1 October 17, 2008 Screenings of six European films submitted in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on November 7 th and 8 th , 2008 EFP announces screenings of six Academy Award ® Entries from Europe in Santa Monica On November 7th and 8th, during the American Film Market (AFM), European Film Promotion (EFP) will present six films which have been submitted by their respective countries for consideration as Best Foreign Language Film entries at the upcoming Academy Awards ® . Films from Austria, Finland, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland and The Netherlands will be screened for US distributors, international buyers and selected press at the Aero Theatre, located at 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica. The films will be shown over two days with screenings at 11am, 3pm and 5pm. According to EFP President, Claudia Landsberger, "With this new and unique screening series, EFP is focusing attention on some of the best, most exciting filmmaking taking place in Europe today. Our hope is to position these extraordinary films for maximum exposure during this decisive time period." She further adds, "All of the films in the series are seeking US distribution, and presenting the films during the AFM offers the additional benefit of a potential pick-up for North America." The following films will be presented on November 7 th and 8 th : Switzerland: THE FRIEND (Der Freund) Friday, November 7th, 11:00 am Director: Micha Lewinsky Sales Company: Media Luna Entertainment The Netherlands: DUNYA & DESIE Friday, November 7th, 3:00 pm Director: Dana Nechustan Sales Company: Delphis Films Poland: TRICKS (Sztucki) Friday, November 7 th , 5:00 pm Director: Andrzej Jakimowski Sales Company: m-appeal


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EFP is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and by its member organisations. In addition, promotion and PR activities are backed by the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) as well as by private sponsors. The Hamburg-based office is financially supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Department for Culture, Sports and Media of the City of Hamburg

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