European Film Promotion (EFP) has unveiled its 2023 Producers on the Move, the 20 emerging film producers from 20 European countries chosen to participate in this year’s EFP networking event at the Cannes Film Festival.
The 2023 Producers on the Move list includes Gentian Koçi (Albania), David Bohun (Austria), Julie Esparbes (Belgium), Vanya Rainova (Bulgaria), Miljenka Čogelja (Croatia), Stelana Kliris (Cyprus), Alice Tabery (Czech Republic) . ), Emile Hertling Péronard (Denmark), Emilia Haukka (Finland), Silvana Santamaria (Germany), Vicky Miha (Greece), Júlia Berkes (Hungary), Kathryn Kennedy (Ireland), Valon Bajgora (Kosovo*), Dominiks Jarmakovics (The Netherlands), Elisa Fernanda Pirir (Norway), Radu Stancu (Romania), Juraj Krasnohorský (Slovakia) and Julia Gebauer (Sweden).
The group will take part in a tailor-made program running from 18 to 22 May during the festival, designed to enhance collaboration between European film professionals and stimulate international co-productions. To jump-start the effort, the EFP has kicked off a series of pre-festival events, including one-on-one speed meetings, roundtables and pitching sessions, running through May 4.
Three of the selected producers have films in this year’s Cannes lineup. Erik Glijnis co-produced Lost in the night by Mexican author Amat Escalante (Heli), which will be screened in the Cannes Première section out of competition. by Julie Esparbe The (experience) experience of love by directors Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balbonin premieres at Cannes’ Critics Week, and Juraj Krasnohorský’s animated short film Electricitydirected by Daria Kashcheeva, gets its Croissette arc in the selection of La Cinef.
Several of this year’s Producers on the Move already have award-winning titles on their credits list. Miljenka Čogelja produced Juraj Lerotić’s Safe place, who won Best First Feature Film, Best Emerging Director and (for star Goran Markovic) Best Actor in Locarno last year, was Croatia’s official Oscar nominee. Gentian Koçi’s Dawn And A cup of coffee and new shoes, was this year’s official Oscar entry from Albania. by David Bohun The problem with being bornby director Sandra Wollner, won the Special Jury Prize of the Encounters section of the 2020 Berlin Film Festival.