The Film Short Circuit – Part of the Picture Europe! Programme
European Film Promotion (EFP) is the only European organisation working on the promotion of European films. It consists of 28 members, representatives of national film institutes and funds. The Slovenian Film Fund became a member of EFP in 2005.
After Slovenia, this organisation was also joined by Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.
The most widely known EFP actions include "Shooting Stars" at the Berlin Film Festival, where the young acting talents are introduced to the world, "Producers on the Move" at the Cannes festival, where the talented new producers from Europe are presented, and "Variety Critics' Choice" at the Karlovy Vary festival, where the critics of the American magazine Variety present their selection of European films.
In 2007, EFP introduced a new project, entitled Picture Europe!, taking place in London, Berlin and Madrid. The concept of the project is enjoying the various sights of the European film landscape, in accordance with the motto: let's check out what's going on at our neighbours'! In 2008, this project is taking place for the second time, again in co‑operation with the member states and with the support of the MEDIA programme. The first city where it is organised in 2008 is Munich, where the presentation is going to take place between 21 and 27 February.
A Slovenian film will participate in the project for the first time this year – Short Circuits by Janez Lapajne, which will be screened at the Gloria Filmpalast cinema on Friday, 22 February, at 8:30 pm. The projection will be attended by the star of the film Tjaša Železnik, who performs in three different roles in Short Circuits.
The Picture Europe! project will be opened by the French film A Secret by Claude Miller and concluded by the Spanish film Thirteen Roses by Emilio Martínez Lázaro. Besides Short Circuits, films from Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Austria and Greece will also be shown in the duration of the project.
In March, the project will be presented in Copenhagen, and in April in Madrid, where the most successful films from various countries will attempt to break through the European film borders.
Short Circuits will be presented in Munich after participating at three film festivals in January: in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara (USA) and Göteborg (Sweden).
More information at: http://www.picture-europe.eu.