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List of European Film Institutions

“i2i Audiovisual”

“i2i Audiovisual” is designed to facilitate access to financing from banks and other financial institutions by subsidising part of the cost of the guarantees required by these institutions and/or part of the financing itself.

Cineuropa – The best of European Cinema

Site dedicated to European cinema, films, actors, filmmakers, professionals, producers, distributors, sales agents, scriptwriters, film finance and the film industry as a whole…

CORDIS: Servizio comunitario d’informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo

An information space for European Research and Development (R&D) and exploitation of European R&D results

Department of Culture, Media and Sport

We aim to improve the quality of life for all through cultural and sporting activities, to support the pursuit of excellence and to champion the tourism, creative and leisure industries

East European Network of Associations of Private Broadcasters

The network was established in 2000 with the support of Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As of today it brings together 8 broadcasters’ associations from the SEE region, representing almost 800 broadcasters. Members of SEENAPB are national broadcasters’ associations in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

ECFF: European Coordination of Film Festivals

The ECFF is a grouping of more than 180 European Film Festivals, who are committed to respecting the organisation conditions and the projection of works defined by the Code of Ethics adopted in 1996, when the grouping was founded as an official “European Economic Interest Grouping” (EEIG). The ECFF is a resource for its members and for organisations with an interest in audio-visual festivals.

EFA – European Film Academy

The European Film Academy (EFA) currently unites 1,900 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects.

EFFF: European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation

With over 20 festivals represented, on the European continent as well as in Asia and North-America, and a joint audience of approximately 600.000 spectators, the European Federation of Fantastic Film Festivals has become one of the most powerful tools to promote the originality and creativity of the European fantasy film industry.

EFP – European Film Promotion

European Film Promotion (EFP) is the only existing international network of organisations active in the field of promotion and marketing of European cinema. The EFP network is comprised of professional organisations from 30 countries of Europe, each with extensive experience in marketing and promoting its own national cinema.

EPRA – European Platform of Regulatory Authorities

Against the backdrop of globalisation and convergence, the need for increased co-operation between European regulatory authorities has been highlighted repeatedly.
Rather than pursuing national directives or acting as a tribune of common declarations, EPRA provides an open platform for discussions on a wide variety of relevant topics to regulators.

EU – European Commission – Cultural Contact Points

The unit ‘Culture policy and intercultural dialogue’ sets out new approaches for cultural involvement with a view to giving culture a more prominent role in the European Union. As part of this, the unit is charged with implementing the European agenda for culture, as approved by the Council in November 2007, which has three main objectives:
– The promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue;
– The promotion of culture as a catalyst for creativity, within the framework of the Lisbon strategy; and,
– The promotion of culture as a vital part of the EU’s external relations.

Eureka Audiovisuel / European Audiovisual Observatory

The European Audiovisual Observatory is the only centre of its kind to gather and circulate information on the audiovisual industry in Europe. The Observatory is a European public service body with 36 member States and the European Community, represented by the European Commission. It owes its origins to Audiovisual Eureka and operates within the legal framework of the Council of Europe. It works alongside a number of partner organisations, professional organisations from within the industry and a wide network of correspondents.


Eurimages is the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works.
Eurimages aims to promote the European film industry by encouraging the production and distribution of films and fostering co-operation between professionals.


Euromax is an European association with about 30 members, mainly in the fields of giant screen theatre operation, film production and film distribution, as well as marketing.
Being a small group of commited people allows informal yet momentous discussions on various topics in the giant screen industry.

Europa Cinemas

Europa Cinemas – Association of European cinemas showing European films.
Founded in 1992 with funding from the MEDIA programme and from the Centre National de la Cinématographie, Europa Cinemas is the first film theatre network focusing on European films.
Its objective is to provide operational and financial support to cinemas that commit themselves to screen a significant number of European non-national films, to offer events and initiatives as well as promotional activities targeted at Young Audiences and to screen digital European films.
Europa Cinemas is present in more than half of all European towns of more than 150,000 inhabitants.

Europa Nostra

Europa Nostra is dedicated to putting heritage and its benefits in the mainstream of public consciousness and to making heritage a priority for public policies both at European and national levels. Its specific objectives are to promote, at a European level, high standards of quality in the fields of heritage conservation, architecture, urban and rural planning and to advocate a balanced and sustainable development of urban and rural, built and natural environment.

Europe on the Move

On-the-move is a web site dedicated to information about professional mobility in the areas of theatre, dance, music and other performing arts disciplines.
Many sources of information and grant programs exist – and they constantly change.
on-the-move helps performing arts, music professionals and arts operators to search for information and funding for their international activities.

European Association of Regional Television (CIRCOM Regional)

A Unique International Audiovisual Network in Europe: 376 Public Regional Television Stations from 38 countries. Main objectives:
– promoting and developing cooperation between members;
– co-producing and exchanging programmes;
– strengthening vocational training for journalists and technicians across Europe

European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs

EAVE is one of the leading training, development and networking programmes for audiovisual producers in Europe. Since 1988 we have delivered a variety of training programmes at international, pan European, national and regional level.

European Audiovisual Policy

The audiovisual sector directly employs over one million people in the EU. It also plays a key social and cultural role – TV remains the foremost source of information and entertainment in Europe, with most homes having a television and the average European watching up to 4 hours a day. Audiovisual content is also increasingly accessed through on demand services.

European Broadcasting Union

The European Broadcasting Union is the largest association of national broadcasters in the world. We promote cooperation between broadcasters and facilitate the exchange of audiovisual content. The EBU works to ensure that the crucial role of public service broadcasters is recognised and taken into consideration by decision-makers.

European Cultural Foundation

We are an independent organisation which helps the arts contribute to a strong, united and diverse Europe built on shared cultural values.
We support high-quality artistic activities and cultural cooperation across different countries, borders and boundaries. We advocate for culture, helping to create better conditions for the arts and campaigning to change political attitudes to culture at EU level. And we also help provide better access to cultural information.

European Documentary Network

European Documentary Network, EDN, is a member-based organisation for professionals working with documentary film and television. EDN supports, stimulates and creates networks within the documentary sector in Europe.

European Federation of Cinematographers

The main purpose of the Federation is to champion and uphold the high standards achieved by the Cinematography Profession, and via a constant exchange of experience to promote the spread of that highly-specialised culture on which the long-standing technical and artistic quality of the European Cinema industry is firmly based.

Fédération internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF)

FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives, brings together the world’s leading institutions in the field of moving picture heritage.
Its affiliates are the defenders of the Twentieth Century’s own art form. They are dedicated to the rescue, collection, preservation and screening of moving images, which are valued both as works of art and culture and as historical documents. When it was founded in 1938, FIAF had 4 members. Today it comprises more than 120 institutions in over 65 countries – a reflection of the extent to which preservation of moving image heritage has become a world-wide concern.

FERA, Fédération européenne des réalisateurs de l’audiovisuel

FERA is the European Federation for national associations of television and cinema directors.
FERA’s missions are primarily focused on:
– fostering exchanges and common actions within an active network of national associations of directors ;
– relaying onto the European political scene the concerns, expectations and proposals of directors, and on a wider scale those of creators and the field of cinema and culture in general, in order to promote a European environment fostering creation and circulation of European works.

FIAD: Federazione Internazionale delle Associazioni di Distributori Film

VISUALNET is the leading international online directory for the Film, TV and Advertising production industry and aims to establish the most efficient professional information service and sales channel by providing a comprehensive B2B platform.

Film Makers for Conservation

Filmmakers For Conservation is a global community of passionate people who work in, or have an association with, the global film and television industry. The organisation was born almost a decade ago out of a growing sense of frustration among many producers and directors that there was very little funding and airtime being made available for films that dealt with conservation and the environment.

Fortissimo Films

Fortissimo Film Sales is an international film, television and video sales organization specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of unique, award winning and innovative feature films from independent film makers from all over he world.

IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts

IETM is a membership organisation which exists to stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts in a global environment, by initiating and facilitating professional networking and communication, the dynamic exchange of information, know-how transfer and presentations of examples of good practice.

Independent Feature Project

A non profit organization created to support the courageous work of artists and technicians working in independent film.

INFSO: Portale tematico della Societa dell’Informazione in Europa

DG Information Society & Media pursues an integrated approach to achieving the Information Society, encompassing an evolving regulatory environment which emphasises competition and lets the market decide on technology; a world-class research programme which pools Europe’s resources for world leadership; and a range of programmes designed to promote wider use , demonstrate innovative technologies and ensure that the benefits are felt by all.

International Federation of Film Producers Associations

FIAPF’s members are 25 producers’ organization from 22 countries on four continents, FIAPF is the only organisation of film and television producers with a global reach. FIAPF’s mandate is to represent the economic, legal and regulatory interests which film and TV production industries in four continents have in common.


IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.

Irish Film Board

The Irish Film Board (IFB) is Ireland’s national film agency. The agency supports and promotes the Irish film industry and the use of Ireland as a location for international production.

IVCA – International Visual Communications Association

The International Visual Communication Association exists to represent its members to Government and other stakeholding bodies and to promote effective business and public service communications of the highest ethical and professional standards.
The Association aims to be a centre of excellence for best communication practice and works with production companies, freelancers, support service providers and clients of the industry to represent their interests and help maximize their competitiveness and professionalism.


Database on public funding for the film and audiovisual sector in Europe.

Location Guide

The Location Guide is the definitive resource for global location filming
We provide the international film community with three essential preproduction resources that help with planning overseas location shoots.
All three resources are used by production professionals working in Feature Films, Television Dramas, Documentaries, TV Commercials, Music Videos, Promos, Corporate Films and Stills production.

LUMIERE: Database box-office film Europei

The data base LUMIERE provides a systematic compilation of available data on admissions of the films released in European cinemas since 1996. The data base is the result of the collaboration between the European Audiovisual Observatory and the various specialised national sources as well as the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.


Making of features on European films promotion from the early stages of production.

MEDIA Programme – Film database

MEDIA is the EU support programme for the European audiovisual industry. MEDIA co-finances training initiatives for audiovisual industry professionals, the development of production projects (feature films, television drama, documentaries, animation and new media), as well as the promotion of European audiovisual works.


NomadsLand is a media company and social network devoted to online journalism, video journalism, documentaries and all social issue media.

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media observes media developments in all 56 OSCE participating States. He provides early warning on violations of freedom of expression and promotes full compliance with OSCE press freedom commitments.

Powercorp International

POWER is Europe’s number one independent producer and distributor of high quality, award-winning series, mini-series and movies for television. We have collaborated with the world’s most respected broadcasters in the creation of a powerful new generation of dynamic, big event drama.

Press Now

Press Now aims to promote the development of open and democratic societies, by supporting independent media in regions of conflict and countries in transition.

Prix Europa

PRIX EUROPA is open to broadcasting and producing organisations alike and is therefore accessible to media professionals from all parts of Europe. It has grown into the continent’s largest competition for television, radio and the emerging media, but has no commercial interest. The pan-European event is attended by well over 1,000 delegates from more than 40 countries.

Roberto Cimetta Fund

The Roberto Cimetta Fund is an international association promoting artistic exchange and the mobility of professionals in the field of contemporary performing arts and visual arts within the Mediterranean area. is a website specifically designed to help film-makers who are planning to shoot on location anywhere in the world. contains the most comprehensive global information specifically designed for pre-production location research – enabling you to complete your research in a matter of hours rather than days.

South East Europe Media Organisation

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East Europe (SEE) and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI).

South East European Network for the Professionalisation of the Media

The South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM) promotes excellence in journalism through policy initiatives, research and training.
SEENPM unites fifteen non-for-profit media centres from eleven South East European and neighbouring countries. Its activities are based on the belief that joint commitment and cooperation are pivotal to the development of independent media, the strengthening of relations among journalists, and overall progress in the region.

Swiss Medienhilfe

Medienhilfe is a Swiss based non-government and non-profit (tax exempted) organization supporting independent media and professional journalism.

The International Federation of Film Critics

The organisations of professional film critics and film journalists, established in different countries for the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of professional interests, constitute the International Federation of the Cinematographic Press (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique – FIPRESCI)

The Marketplace

The Marketplace’s goals are to create better conditions for European Independents to access to the international audio-visual market. It is contracted by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union to create & manage MEDIA Umbrella Stands at numerous major A.V. markets & festivals, such as MIPTV [Spring], Cannes Film Market & Festival [May], MIPCOM [Autumn] and European Film Market Berlin [February]. The MEDIA Umbrella stands host up to 200 selected European producers and distributors, who can benefit from preferential participation fees & the use of a vast, fully equipped and decorated stand with a host of services and facilities.

WCA – Writers’ Copyright Association

The world leader for the protection of creative material such as: books, scripts, idea.

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.

ZDF Enterprises

On behalf of ZDF, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for worldwide program sales, the implementation of international coproductions, license purchasing for quality programs, marketing online rights and the merchandising of strong ZDF program brands.


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