The 23rd edition of European Film Promotion's (EFP) long-established PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE networking programme will be held during Festival de Cannes and is again inviting 20 up-and-coming young producers from all over Europe as participants in 2022. Germany will be represented by Alexander Wadouh (Chromosom Film) who was nominated by EFP member German Films.
Alexander Wadouh has been working in the film industry since 1999. A graduate of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb), he worked for the production company Essential Film (WOMEN WITHOUT MEN, YOU THE LIVING, DAU) as well as for the French sales company Coproduction Office. In 2006, he founded his Berlin-based company Chromosom Film to develop and produce national and international feature films in the field of fiction and documentary with a political ethos and zeitgeist, and has since expanded into the production of high-end series. He has received numerous awards for his films. Wadouh is a graduate of ACE and EAVE as well as being a member of the German Film Academy and European Film Academy. He has also been active as a distributor with Across Nations since 2020.
Alexander Wadouh on his nomination: "I am very happy to be able to be part of this year’s edition of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE, the more so because Europe must grow even closer together so as to guarantee peace and freedom in the long term. That also includes being able to say and show everything in the spirit of cultural freedom without facing the danger of state repression. We can really achieve this through constant exchange and collaboration across national borders. I’m pleased that I can become part of a larger network of people who are moved and driven by similar things, who see their surroundings in a critical light and tell stories about the world."
This year will again see the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE platform offering its participants a tailor-made programme to support the exchange among European producers and give them the opportunity to create new networks and thus foster international co-productions. Online 1:1 speed dating as well as roundtables and pitching sessions will be held ahead of the festival until 5 May, 2022. Producers from 20 different countries will then meet in person at the Festival de Cannes from 19 to 23 May, 2022 to take part in an exclusive programme which will include case studies of successful projects, social events, an extensive publicity campaign by the international trade magazines, and various opportunities for transnational discussions. Each year sees the programme resulting in a number of international co-productions between the participants or with partners they have come into contact with during the project.
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