Press-releases Archive

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 …

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 …

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 …

EFADs Press release 15/12/2015

The EFADs published on 15 December 2015 a Press release regarding the EC proposal for a regulation on portability and Communication on the future of the European copyright framework. Read More (pdf)