The MEDIA programme helps the European Union film and audiovisual industries by providing financial support for the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps fund the major European markets and provides "umbrella stands" at four of the largest, including the EFM. This enables the European independents to benefit from reduced market participation rates, a platform from which they can promote their activities and ancillary infrastructures and support services so that they can make the most of the time they spend at the European Film Market.
Cecoforma Events & Communication and its partner (ConceptExpo) design and operate the stand. The structure, traffic flow, equipment and graphical aspect give the MEDIA programme maximum visibility and facilitate the work of the participants. Cecoforma Events & Communication emails a call for participation to a large database and handles the follow-up, including eligibility checks. Registration takes place via media-stands.eu, a comprehensive website created, updated and maintained by Cecoforma Events & Communication. Cecoforma Events & Communication coordinates the listings and advertising in the official catalogues and the permissions to use the Berlinale logos and photos of the competing films on the stand and in the newsletters produced by the MEDIA programme, and provides ad hoc support for the Commissioner's press programme, including photos for the Audiovisual Department.
We will be on site throughout the Market, from 5 to 13 February 2015.