22 highly promising producers from all over Europe are participating in EFP's PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2008 programme (May 17th - 20th) during the Cannes International Film Festival. It is now the ninth year that European Film Promotion (EFP) is supporting selected producers in their international networking by way of this EU MEDIA Programme-supported initiative.
On the occasion of the 61st Filmfestival in Cannes, taking place from May 14-25, 2008, the Swiss producers was - next to the films - the centre of the Swiss presence. Valerie Fischer (Cobra Film, Zurich) has coproduced "Tulpan" by Kazakh director Sergey Dvortsevoy and Pierre-Alain Meier (Thelma Film, Zurich) "Salt Of This Sea", a work by Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir. Both films was presented in the official program of the section "Un certain regard". The two producers Elena Tatti and Thierry Spicher (Box Productions, Lausanne) has present the movie "Home" by Ursula Meier at the 47. Semaine international de la critique. "Home" celebrated its world première in Cannes.