The members of European Film Promotion (EFP) have accepted the applications of the Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) to become individual member of EFP.
Until now, the three Baltic film institutes had been represented in EFP through the umbrella organisation Baltic Films. It was recently decided that every country should be free to become an individual member of EFP.
With the decision taken at the EFP’s latest General Assembly, the Lithunian Film Centre and the Estonian Film Institute will have the opportunity to promote their films and talent independently from their specific countries as from January 2014.
The EFP network, which is financially supported by its members and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, will then consist of 35 member organisations representing 34 European countries.
“We very much appreciate this decision relating to the cultural diversity of EFP”, says Renate Rose, Managing Director at EFP. “Our network lives from the exchange of know-how and inspiration from various countries. Moreover, we offer platforms to promote the variety of talent and films under one banner. In this way, Lithuania and Estonia will have the chance for more visibility in the future.”