Press-releases Archive

EFADs-CACI partnership. Third joint co-development grant.

Press Release, 27 September 2018 On September 26th, the third EFADs-CACI joint grant supporting the development of a European-Latin American co-production was awarded to “La Llorona”. The project is directed by Jayro Bustamante, whose previous and first film, “Ixcanul”, and his second film “Tremblements”, were supported by the French world fund for coproduction, Aide aux …

The European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) welcomes the EP Legal Affairs Committee’s support for territorial exclusivity and strongly encourages all Members of the European Parliament and all Member States to support its position

On 21st November 2017, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee limited the scope of the European Commission’s “Proposal for a Regulation laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions” to only news and current affairs programmes. Peter Dinges, President of the European …

A transparent ecosystem with fair remuneration for authors and performers

The European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) share the European Commission’s ambitions to provide a fairer online environment for the remuneration of authors and performers in its proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Articles 14 to 16). The EFADs welcome proposals that have been put forward by the Commission, the Council, and in the European …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …