European Film Promotion (EFP), the umbrella organisation for European promotional organisations, is holding a meeting of European distribution and sales companies during August's Locarno International Film Festival.

The two-day forum joins the programme of EFP-run events held at leading festivals such as the Shooting Stars initiative in Berlin, Producers On The Move in Cannes and New European Directors in Toronto. EFP argues that the latest move is timely because the European Union's media support programme Media Plus is targeting distribution as a key problem.

The venture is being supported by local EFP member Swiss Films and the Locarno Festival industry office.