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EFP elects new board of directors in Cannes


- CANNES 2019: Newcomers include Swiss Films' Catherine Ann Berger, Kosovo Cinematography Center's Arben Zharku, Czech Film Center's Markéta Šantrochová and Norwegian Film Institute's Stine Oppegaard

EFP elects new board of directors in Cannes
(l-r) Catherine Ann Berger, Nerina T Kocjančič, Stine Oppegaard, Françoise Lentz, Arben Zharku, Markéta Šantrochová and Sonja Heinen (© Kurt Krieger/EFP)

The members of European Film Promotion (EFP) elected a new board of directors at the General Assembly during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The board is composed of seven members, and the term of office lasts for two years. Four EFP members were newly appointed to the board: Catherine Ann Berger (Managing Director of Swiss Films) and Arben Zharku (Director of Kosovo Cinematography Center) with Markéta Šantrochová (Deputy Director of Czech Film Center) serving as President and Stine Oppegaard (Manager International Relations Feature Films, Norwegian Film Institute) as Vice President. These join previous members Briony Hanson (Director of Film, British Council), Nerina T Kocjančič (Head of Promotion and Distribution, Slovenian Film Centre) and Françoise Lentz (Head of Promotion, Film Fund Luxembourg).

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EFP's Managing Director Sonja Heinen thanked Martin Schweighofer, president for the past four years, on behalf of all EFP members "for his exceptional dedication and reliability. With his vast experience of working in the industry, Martin has fostered EFP's projects and helped to bring new initiatives to life. His international network is really impressive and, on top of that, he is a true champion of the European idea, always putting the common goals of our international network of film promotion institutes first. We will miss him as President, but we are delighted that he will continue to be part of EFP."

The EFP has been present at Cannes mainly through the activities for the 2019 Producers on the Move (read more).

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