Spanish authors' rights body SGAE is coordinating three workshops on "European Films Crossing Borders" to be held just prior to the next Cannes, San Sebastian and Berlin film festivals.

The workshops are co-organised by French authors' rights counterpart SACD and Spanish multimedia promotion body Fundacion Autor, and have support from the Media Plus Programme. The first edition kicks off May 11-12 in Cannes.

Each workshop will allow a maximum of 25 participants made up of new European film professionals. Some of the topics to be covered by experts from around Europe include an analysis of festivals and markets, pitching, sales, publicity and promotion techniques, legal agreements and profiles of the different industries within Europe.