CATALAN INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL COMPANIES FROM THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF CATALONIA
The Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies, the agency within the Ministry of Culture of Catalonia which helps and promotes cultural companies, has supported the European Film Academy from the very beginning with the firm belief that it is essential to be part of an organisation which not only promotes and gives visibility to European cinematography but also provides tools for its development. Catalonia hosted in 2004 the first gala of the European Film Awards in Barcelona. Years later, specifically in 2008, the Catalan Film Academy started its activity in Catalonia. Since then it was clear that the Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies had to be one of the patrons of EFA. The main aims of the Catalan Film Academy are to promote Catalan cinema, unite the profession and achieve international recognition. The Ministry of Culture of Catalonia as well as the Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies firmly believe in the importance of working to strengthen both Catalan cinematography and the dialogue with European cinema. In this respect, EFA is the best platform for European cinematographic stakeholders to join efforts so that European film culture continues to be of the biggest international relevance.
At Centre du Cinéma, we believe that cinema is a major factor for deepening the European identity. We are proud and happy to support the European Film Academy which remains a great window for the image of European films world-wide. We also believe that EFA will be an effective tool and help European decision makers understand the role of European cinema in the preservation of cultural diversity.
France has successfully created an ambitious public policy based on cultural diversity. With 56 co-production agreements and programs for supporting film directors wherever they come from, France is the friend of all cinema world-wide. Seventy years after it was founded, the CNC continues to consolidate its role as an original ecosystem, envied and even imitated in many countries. Its aim is to fund the most singular French and international artists, to regulate the film and audiovisual markets, and also to maintain and promote the memory of the cinema of the past. Through its partnership with the European Film Awards, the CNC is re-affirming its cultural ambition, that of a fraternal Europe, driven by culture. This Europe is a wonderful idea because it is a message of hope and of dialogue between cultures that resounds world-wide.
Head of Film Funding / Interim CEO
photo: Robin Skjoldborg
We are living in times of great change. The film industry, too, is characterised by fundamental game changers. European cultural politicians and institutions must relate to the new reality for content production within a globalised and digitised media world, where mega companies like facebook, netflix and google are setting the agenda. This makes it even more important to maintain the strength and quality of cinematic narratives which take a local starting point to tell universal stories that are touching, challenging and entertaining. EFA celebrates these very qualities, and the Danish Film Institute is delighted to be a part of that celebration.
Roberto Olla, Executive Director
For more than 25 years Eurimages has supported a wealth of international co-productions and has made a major contribution to promoting cultural diversity through cinema. The Fund has a rigorous selection process and encourages producers to strive for excellence in independent cinema. We are proud to be associated with the European Film Awards and to be able to honour highly talented producers who are passionate about independent cinema with the European Co-production Award - Prix Eurimages.
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FILM FINANCES SCANDINAVIA AB
Film Finances are proud to be associated with the European Film Awards. Film Finances is the world leader in completion guarantees. We help movies get to the big screen. We provide financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs will not be the financier's responsibility.
EFA gives us the opportunity to participate in the future of European films.
FILM FUND LUXEMBOURG
FILM I VÄST
Film i Väst – Your Scandinavian Partner in Co-Productions
Film i Väst is one of Europe’s leading regional film funds, located on the Swedish west coast in Västra Götaland. Film i Väst is active as Co-Producer and Investor in International and Swedish film and TV-drama. Film i Väst is a proud patron to European Film Academy´s support and profiling of European film. A task and mission which will be even more important in the future.
FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND (VAF)
ICELANDIC FILM CENTRE
INSTITUTO DO CINEMA E DO AUDIOVISUAL (ICA)
Providing ongoing financial support for independent production, ICA seeks to contribute to the construction of a solid and integrated industry in Portugal.
ICA also supports the promotion of Portuguese cinema and audio-visual media in all international film festivals, as well as providing assistance to help to ensure the presence of producers at various events.
ICA is glad to support the European Film Academy and we strongly believe this is an important opportunity to promote European film among ourselves as well as outside European borders.
IRISH FILM BOARD
ISTITUTO LUCE CINECITTÀ
lstituto Luce - Cinecittà is the state-owned company whose main shareholder is the Italian Ministry for Culture, subsidising its activities on an annual basis.
lstituto Luce - Cinecittà holds one of the most important film and photographic archives in which are collected and digitally categorised both its own productions and materials derived from private collections and acquisitions. It is a large collection concerning the history of the XX century, and it has also been inscribed by UNESCO in the registry "Memory of the World".
Institutional work includes promoting Italian cinema, both classical and contemporary, at home and abroad by means of projects that are presented in collaboration with the most relevant cultural institutions of the world.
Since July 2017 Istituto Luce-Cinecittà is in charge of managing the legendary Cinecittà Studios and postproduction labs, founded 80 years ago (1937), property for 20 years of a private company.
Luce-Cinecittà is proud to be one of the patrons of the European Film Academy, since our mission cannot be successful without such a strong network as EFA
KOSOVO CINEMATOGRAPHY CENTER
The Kosovo Cinematography Center is a public film fund of the youngest country in Europe aiming to rebuild the historically interrupted film tradition and giving space to accumulate filmmaking talents. Being part of EFA is an honour for us, and a great opportunity to network with other European fellow bodies in developing the film industry.
LITHUANIAN FILM CENTRE
The European Film Awards are a powerful embodiment of creativity and diversity in cinema, which our talented artists and skilled producers will share with the audience through their own stories. We look forward to the new discoveries ahead of us.
LUX FILM PRIZE
With this in mind, the European Parliament launched the LUX FILM PRIZE in 2007 with the aim of enhancing the circulation of European films across Europe and sparking Europe-wide debate and discussion of major societal issues such as immigration, integration, poverty, freedom of expression and women’s rights.
The LUX FILM PRIZE is a unique initiative. While most European co-productions are shown only in their country of origin and are rarely distributed elsewhere, the LUX FILM PRIZE gives three European films the rare opportunity to be subtitled in the EU’s 24 official languages, screened and discussed across Europe.
We are very proud to join the family of the European Film Academy, the best place to showcase the richness of European Cinema.
MACEDONIAN FILM AGENCY
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE OF CYPRUS (CULTURAL SERVICES)
THE NETHERLANDS FILM FUND
POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
Supporting projects by first-time directors and producers had brought about a distinct new generation of filmmakers. The Polish Film Institute encourages international co-productions that stimulate growth on the European audiovisual market. It is thanks to co-productions that various European backgrounds and sensibilities are able to interact and complement each other. The power of European cinema lies in its diversity. In 2016, Poland had the honour of hosting the European Film Awards for the second time. This unique ceremony celebrates all European filmmakers, allowing them to feel like an integral part of the European filmmaking family.
SEVILLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE