San Sebastian schedules distrib panel

Distributors will discuss cross-border releases

MADRID -- European Film Promotion and the San Sebastian International Film Festival on Tuesday announced the program "European Distributors: Up Next," designed to facilitate the cross-border release of European titles.

The first edition is set to take place Sept. 26, with 10 Central and Eastern European distributors discussing new possibilities in distribution.

"Observing market forces now for several years, EFP felt a need to pick up on the problematic and intractable question of distribution in a new, profiled European initiative," EFP managing director Renate Rose said.