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EFADs-CAACI partnership: another step towards stronger cooperation

Press Release, 26 September 2016 At the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival, the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) and the Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (CAACI) deepened their structured partnership with a series of events and exchanges as well as the award of the first EFADs-CAACI Co-Production Grant to the Los Días Según Ellos project. …

EFADs General Assembly meets in San Sebastian and re-elects Peter Dinges as president

On 19 September the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) met at the San Sebastian Film Festival. As the EFADs board approached the end of its current mandate, the EFADs reelected the president, vice president, and board of directors to oversee the strategic objectives of the association. Peter Dinges, president of the EFADs, highlighted: “We have made …

EU copyright proposals: both opportunities and challenges for promoting Europe’s cultural diversity and industrial growth and jobs

Press Release, 15 September 2016 On 14 September, the European Commission published proposals to reform the European Union’s copyright framework. This includes a proposed Regulation on online transmissions and retransmissions and revisions to the Directive on copyright, in the context of the Digital Single Market. The European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) association shares the Commission’s …

EFADs and CAACI launch Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant at the San Sebastian Film Festival

The Conference of Ibero-American Cinematographic Authorities (CAACI) and the association of the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) have agreed to launch a jointly funded co-development grant at the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival this year. The aim of the EFADs-CAACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant is to build a structured partnership between Europe and Latin-America in …

EFADs Position Paper on the AVMS Directive

Following EFADs plenary meeting in Karlovy Vary on 6 July 2016, members agreed on a position paper regarding the European Commission’s revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). The EFADs supports the Commission’s overall objective as it is a positive first step towards the creation of a fair level playing field between new online and …

How to foster online distribution of European works across the EU?

The EFADs publishes new report summarising the Cannes roundtable discussions on challenges and solutions to online distribution across borders Improving online access to European works is a priority and at the heart of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy. To reach this objective several initiatives are being considered at EU level which includes legislative …

EFADs Plenary Meeting in Karlovy Vary 2016

On Wednesday 6th July, the EFADs held a plenary meeting in Karlovy Vary during the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The addition of a fourth plenary meeting this year had been judged necessary and was decided during the previous one in Cannes in May. As the meeting followed the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, …

EFADs Plenary Meeting in Cannes 2016

On Sunday 15th May, the EFADs held its annual plenary meeting in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival. The EFADs position paper on portability was adopted, and the European Union’s competition case regarding Sky UK and the EFADs submission on the IPR enforcement consultation were discussed. Members also agreed that the EFADs should set up a Think …

CAACI and EFADs outline common objectives in Toulouse

The EFADs (European Film Agency Directors) and the CAACI (Conferencia de Autoridades Cinematográficas de Iberoamérica) delegations met in Toulouse on the 15th and 16th April, during the 28th edition of Cinelatino Festival. Over the two days, the organizations shared common views on the importance of cultural diversity, identity and intercultural dialogue, which is why their partnership is essential for both …

European film agencies commend the Commission’s approach towards the AVMS Directive

The European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to revise the Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive, which is a positive first step towards the creation of a fair level playing field between new online and existing players. Making the AVMS Directive fit-for-purpose in the digital age is essential for the European film …