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EFADs-CAACI statement and 2nd Co-Development Grant highlight the importance of strengthening Euro-Latino collaboration

Press Release, 28th September 2017 San Sebastian, Spain At 65th San Sebastian Film Festival, the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) and the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (CAACI) took a step forward on its way towards a more structured cooperation. They published a common statement on the promotion and preservation of film diversity and territoriality, …

EFADs paper highlights need for a strategy on the promotion and distribution of European films internationally

Press Release, 20 July 2017 The EFADs published a paper today outlining a set of actions to help better promote European films to the world and increase exports outside of Europe. The paper was developed following an EFADs roundtable discussion attended by the European Commission, film promotion agencies, national film bodies and other representatives of …

European film agency directors call on the Europe Commission, Parliament and Council to promote and preserve cultural diversity and territoriality

Press Release, 22 May 2017 The European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) have published a declaration outlining their concerns about the actions being taken at the European Union level which will undermine cultural diversity, contractual freedom, and territorial exclusivity. The declaration was adopted at our plenary meeting at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival …

Statement: The inclusion of audiovisual services in the Geo-blocking Regulation would mean European audiences have fewer new European works to enjoy

Ahead of the Legal Affairs (JURI) committee vote on 23 March and the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) committee vote in April on the proposal for a Regulation on addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination, the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) would like to raise concerns with amendments proposed by Members of the …

EFADs avant-premier of Noces in Brussels

On 1 December, the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) and the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) organised an avant-premier of the movie Noces at the BOZAR in Brussels. Noces is a co-production between Belgium, Pakistan, Luxembourg and France and was selected to be screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. It was supported by …

Country of Origin principle for catch-up TV endangers cultural diversity: Europe’s film agencies call for a change of approach

The European Film Agency Director’s (EFADs) position paper on the so called “Sat Cab Regulation”, published today, outlines the EFADs’ concerns about the introduction of a Country of Origin principle for broadcasters’ ancillary online services such as catch-up TV. Whilst the EFADs share the European Commission’s ambitions to support the audiovisual sector’s adaptation to new digital …

MEDIA must be better equipped to meet the challenges of the digital age

The association of the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) would like to express its concerns about the recent proposal from the Council of the European Union to cut the 2017 budget of the Creative Europe programme and in particular the MEDIA sub-programme. We understand that the Council wants to cut the Commission’s proposed increase to …