Eleven Sundance-Bound European Movies Get Financial Fillip for Trip to Utah
LONDON – Julie Delpy’s 2 Days In New York, Jon Wright’s Grabbers and Mads Brugger’s The Ambassador are among eleven European films to garner cash support to attend the Sundance Film Festival later this month.
The support comes from the trade body European Film Promotion’s Film Sales Support program, whereby European sales agents travel with a tidy little cash subsidy to prop up efforts with materials, stands and such.
The FSS program is entering its ninth year with the continuous support of the European Union’s MEDIA Program.
Seven feature films and four documentaries from Greece, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, the U.K., Spain and France are to benefit from FSS marketing support.
The majority of the films will unspool in the festival's world dramatic and world documentary Competition sections.
FSS covers up to 45 percent of costs for a publicist, the production of publicity material, online PR or ads in the trades.
French sales outfit Pacha Pictures is a company applying to the FSS for the first time with the U.K. film My Brother the Devil by Welsh/Egyptian director Sally El Hosaini.
And two films are repped by their producers during Sundance with a helping hand from the FSS.
Greek production company Beben Films will be in Sundance to promote Babis Makridis' L alongside WG Films from Sweden Frederik Gertten's documentary Big Boys Gone Bananas!*.