EFP picks participants for Cannes initiative

23 filmmakers join Producers on the Move

COLOGNE, Germany -- European Film Promotion has picked this year's crop of up-and-coming European producers for the 10th edition of its Producers on the Move initiative, which will take place at May's Festival de Cannes.

The 23 aspiring production talents include Janine Jackowski of Germany's Komplizen Film, who produced Maren Ade's Berlinale Silver Bear winner "Everyone Else"; Adrian Sturges of Britain's Picture Farm, the company behind Rupert Wyatt's "The Escapist" and the upcoming "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" by J. Blakeson; and Norway's Yngve Saether of Motlys AS, who produced Stian Kristiansen's debut, "The Man Who Loved Yngve."

By organizing roundtable meetings and co-production lunches during Cannes, the Producers on the Move program aims to facilitate cross-border cooperation between Europe's leading production talents. Since its start in 2000, Producers on the Move has brought together nearly 200 filmmakers from across the continent.

The full lineup for the 2009 Producers on the Move follows:

Alexander Glehr -- Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion (Austria)
Ilian Djevelekov -- Miramar Film (Bulgaria)
Ankica Juri Tili -- Kinorama (Croatia) Monika Kristl -- Dawson Production (Czech Republic)
Christian Potalivo -- M&M Prods. (Denmark)
Katrin Kissa -- Homeless Bob Production (Estonia)
Matti Halonen -- FS Film Oy (Finland)
Janine Jackowski -- Komplizen Film GmbH (Germany)
Gabor Sipos -- Laokoon Filmgroup (Hungary)
Gudrun Edda Thorhannesdottir -- Spellbound Productions (Iceland)
Andrew Freedman -- Venom Film (Ireland)
Giorgia Priolo -- Film Kairos (Italy)
Carmen Cobos -- Cobos Films b.v. (The Netherlands)
Yngve Sæther -- Motlys AS (Norway)
Andrzej Jakimowski -- Zjednoczii Artystow i Rzemie lnikow (Poland)
Rodrigo Areias -- Bando A Parte (Portugal)
Daniel Mitulescu -- Strada Film (Romania)
Peter Kerekes -- Peter Kerekes (Slovak Republic)
Eva Rohrman -- Forum Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Koldo Zuazua -- Alicia Produce, S.L. (Spain)
Erik Hemmendorff -- Plattform Produktion AB (Sweden)
Adrian Sturges -- Picture Farm (U.K.)
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