European Film Promotion (EFP) deals with increased demand for marketing support at Asia’s film & TV market

A total of 30 films from 14 European countries will be marketed at Hong Kong’s Filmart this month with the help of Film Sales Support (FSS).

Titles include Baltasar Kormakur’s The Deep and Calin Peter Netzer’s Child’s Pose, which won the Golden Bear in Berlin last month.

It marks an increase of seven films, compared to 2012, indicating the rising demand from sales agents to market European films to Asia.

Cash incentives for marketing, totalling $105,000 (€81,000) have been reserved by European Film Promotion (EFP) for 20 different European sales agents.

The EFP booth at Filmart will accommodate three more sales companies than last year, totalling 17 firms from Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

Newcomers at the booth include Polan’s AP Mañana, German sales outfits Global Screen and Sola Media, Sweden’s The Yellow Affair, and uConnect from the UK.

With 700 exhibitors and 6,000 visitors expected to attend from March 18-21, Filmart expects an increase of around 8% compared to last year.

FSS supported films and companies

Agencja Promocji Manana (Poland), rep. Katarzyna Orysiak
LASTING (NIEULTOTNE) by Jacek Borcuch, Poland, Spain 2012

Bac Films Distribution (France), rep. Franka Schwabe
THE DEEP (DJUPID) by Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland, Norway 2012

Beta Cinema (Germany), rep. Tassilo Hallbauer
CHILD’S POSE (POZITIA COPILULUI) by Calin Peter Netzer, Romania 2013       

Doc & Film International (France), rep. Alice Damiani  
TENDERNESS (LA TENDRESSE) by Marion Hänsel, Belgium, France, Germany 2012       

Fandango(Italy), rep. Raffaella di Giulio
DISCOVERY AT DAWN (LA SCOPERTA DELL’ALBA) by Susanna Nicchiarelli, Italy 2012NO PLACE LIKE HOME (TUTTI CONTRO TUTTI) by Rolando Ravello, Italy 2012

Film Europe Media Company (Slovak Republic), rep. Ivan Hronec  
DANCING ON BROKEN GLASS (TANEC MEDZI ČREPINAMI) by Marek Ťapák, Slovak Republic 2012           

Film Factory Entertainment (Spain), rep. Vicente Canales
THE END (FIN) by Jorge Torregrossa, Spain 2012           

Films Boutique (Germany), rep. Cristina Cavaliere
LIFELONG (HAYATBOYU) by Asli Özge, Germany, The Netherlands, Turkey 2013  
SOFIA’S LAST AMBULANCE by Ilian Metev, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany 2012           

Films Distribution (France), rep. Nicolas Brigaud-Robert
THE TRUE LIFE OF TEACHERS (LA VRAIE VIE DES PROFS) by Emmanuel Klotz and Albert Pereira-Lazaro, France 2013    IT’S ALL SO QUIET (BOVEN IS HET STILL) by Nanouk Leopold, The Netherlands, Germany 2013   

Intramovies(Italy), rep. Marco Valerio Fusco
BENUR by Massimo Andrei, Italy 2012  
ALI’ BLUE EYES (ALI’ HA GLI OCCHI AZZURRI) by Claudio Giovannesi    , Italy 2012

LevelK(Denmark), rep. Alexandra Burke
THE STRANGER INSIDE by Adam Neutzsky-Wulff, Denmark 2012          
MY AFRICAN ADVENTURE    (MIN SØSTERS BØRN I AFRIKA) by Martin Miehe-Renard, Denmark 2013       

m-appeal world sales (Germany), rep. Aleksandra Abykova
TWO MOTHERS (ZWEI MÜTTER) by Anne Zohra Berrached, Germany     2013      
MY DOG KILLER (MÔJ PES KILLER) by Mira Fornay, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic 2013

media luna new films (Germany), rep. Ida Martins  
HOW TO DESCRIBE A CLOUD by David Verbeek, The Netherlands 2013      
GANGS OF TOOTING BROADWAY by Devanand Shanmugam, UK 2012       

Memento Films International (France), rep. Nicholas Kaiser
IN THE NAME OF (W IMIĘ…) by Małgośka Szumowska, Poland 2012   

MK2(France), rep. Victoire Thevenin
SOMETHING IN THE AIR (APRES MAI) by Olivier Assayas, France 2012       

Sola Media (Germany), rep. Tania Pinto da Cunha
KINGHT ROSTY (RITTER ROST) by Thomas Bodenstein, Germany 2013       

StudioCanal(France), rep. Anne Cherel
IN FEAR by Jeremy Lovering, UK 2013       

The Yellow Affair (Sweden), rep. Miira Paasilinna
EAT SLEEP DIE (ÄTA SOVA DÖ) by Gabriela Pichler, Sweden 2012   

TrustNordisk(Denmark), rep. Nicolai Korsgaard
LOVE AND LEMONS     (SMÅ CITRONER GULA) by Teresa Fabik, Sweden, Norway 2012   NORTHWEST (NORDVEST) by Michael Noer, Denmark 2013   

Wide(France), rep. Clementine Hugot  
MORNING STAR (L’ETOILE DU JOUR) by Sophie Blondy, France 2013