News Archive

May 2017

Exploring how to better promote and distribute European films around the world at Cannes Cineuropa Link to full article here. EFADs makes a declaration on territorial exclusivity at Cannes Cineuropa Link to full article here. EFADs at Cannes: “Co-productions are the DNA of Europe” Cineuropa Link to full article here. FESTIVALS: The 21st European Film …

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 …

EFADs-CACI 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 (CACI) deepened their structured partnership with a series of events and exchanges as well as the award of the first EFADs-CACI Co-Production Grant to the Los Días Según Ellos project. …