In response to many engaging conversations with US exhibitors during previous Art House Convergences, EUROPA INTERNATIONAL and EUROPA CINEMAS Europe’s leading organizations for sales agents and exhibitors, have joined together to launch TALES OF EUROPE, a new program dedicated to support the circulation of prestigious films not yet acquired by US distributors. With this new program, we will bring, via our films, a diverse collection of stories of and from Europe to US audiences that otherwise would never be presented in their towns and cities.
The program will be launched next week during Art House Convergence in Midway, Utah, with the attendance of 2 top sales agency executives, Susan Wendt from TrustNordisk and Daniela Elstner from Doc & Film Intl. For the first edition 2018, TALES OF EUROPE includes 10 recent European films available to be booked « à la carte” that previously debuted over the last year in top international festivals, including Berlin, Cannes and Toronto. Many also enjoyed a successful life in diverse US festivals.
To offer a truly diversified view of all Europe, TALES OF EUROPE includes films from various different countries: Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland, and Sweden. The program focuses on rising talents and young generation of filmmakers with half of the program being 1st and 2nd feature films, 4 out of 10 films are directed by women, telling the stories of strong female characters with actresses starring iconic actor such as Catherine Deneuve, Diane Kruger, and Sandrine Bonnaire.
From music, to social issues, period dramas to politics and comedy, TALES OF EUROPE invites audiences to travel through Europe via its recent cinema! The Europa International’s sales agent members are thrilled to launch TALE OF EUROPE in the US and look have the opportunity to meet the US professionals during Art House Convergence and at Sundance.
TALES OF EUROPE is part of the project Europa Showcase run by EUROPA INTERNATIONAL and EUROPA CINEMAS. It’s key mission is to promote the circulation of European films in the US and the exchange of best practices between transatlantic industries. ART HOUSE CONVERGENCE, network of US art house cinemas, and the ECLAIRPLAY download platform connecting cinema exhibitors and content owners, are their partners. Europa Showcase is a project funded by Creative Europe MEDIA.