CFP-E is a European Federation for Commercial Film Producers. The members are the national associations representing commercial film producers. Production companies who are members of a national organisation are automatically 'associated members' of the CFP-E.

LATEST NEWS
30TH JUNE

World Producers Summit in Cannes

As every year, the World Producers Summit 2015 was very well attended by representatives from 25 countries. The main topic was sharing producers opinion on the latest trend - an agency in-house production department. Full report will be available shortly. 

To view all photos from the event, please click HERE.

 

19TH JUNE

YDA 2015 Shortlist Announced!

The Young Director Shortlist has just been announced! You can watch the shortlisted woork HERE.

All the best of luck to all the talented directors, we will find out who takes the award home next week!

Shortlist PDF document below

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16TH JUNE

APA/CFPe Diversity Summit - Thursday 25 June 2015 · 9am - 11am @ Plage Goeland, Cannes

Diversity—or the lack of it—in the advertising industry is a hot topic. What are the issues and how do we turn concern into effective action? That is the subject of the APA’s Diversity Summit in Cannes.
We bring you thought-leaders and pioneers of transformative action. The people already changing our industry for the better.

They will address the key diversity issues: the lack of women in senior creative and management roles, and the lack of opportunity for people from ethnic minorities. The speakers will explore the benefits of a more diverse intake, drawn from the broadest possible talent base—better reflecting the population our industry actually advertises to.

Steve Davies | APA

 

11TH MAY

World Producers Summit 2015 in Cannes

World Producers Summit is an exclusive gathering of 100 production company owners from around the world, to share the latest thinking on the commercials production business. The key issue this year is the growth of agency in-house production companies. What is happening in each market?

What are the resulting threats and opportunities for commercials production companies? How should we be responding? There will also be the opportunity to raise other issues critical to the health of the commercials production industry.

Space is very limited. RSVP details on the invite. 

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11TH MAY

2015 cfp-e/shots YDA: Call for Entries

The annual cfp-e/shots Young Director Award is a renowned (if we do say so ourselves) and established part of the Cannes Lions week. An event which has seen talented directors such as Ringan Ledwidge, Aleksander Bach and Hanna Maria Heidrich come to the fore as winners of the competition. But as with all things, it’s a case of evolve or die, and the YDA is evolving.

2015 will be its year of transition – more on which later – but fear not, there will still be a YDA event at the Cannes Lions Festival this year, and the competition is now open for entries. The list of categories and how to enter can be found here and the YDA is, as ever, looking to reward the cream of young international directing talent across a variety of platforms. The deadline for entry to this year’s competition is May 24.

This year there will be no ceremony at the Marriott hotel but a combined, if slightly curtailed, prize- giving followed by a lavish party that will take place at Long Beach, on the Croisette, on Thursday June 25 at 6.00pm. 

As for the 2016 event, Francois Chilot, chairman of the YDA since its inception 17 years ago, has exclusively told shots that the time is right for the YDA to develop further.

“Over the course of this year we have been, and will continue to develop a new formula, ready for 2016,” says Chilot. “We are re-shaping the YDA using the basis of the last 17 years, not to change it, but to add to it. We will be encompassing all filmic means and platforms, apart from features, to better reflect the way that advertising itself has evolved. We want to allow the directors who enter the YDA to be able to express themselves and confront the challenges the three pillars (marketers, agencies and producers) of the communication industry faces.”

Meanwhile, the shortlist for the 2015 competition will be revealed on the YDA website, and on shot.net, week beginning June 15, with the winners being revealed week beginning June 22. Selected winner will also appear in shots magazine issue 158 and on the accompanying DVD.

13TH APRIL

News from the Young Directors Awards

Get ready, get set… We’re about to launch our Young Directors Award show with an official Call for Entries next Wednesday 15 April.  Ok, this will be a different version from our usual big splash in the hotel theatre – which will be returning even bigger and better with a new formula next year – but we will be celebrating the winners of our online competition with a lavish party at the Long Beach in Cannes in June. Stand by for more announcements next week. 

30TH MARCH

World Producers Summit at Adfest

The World Producers Summit, which the CFPE organises with the APA and AICP, will be back at Cannes this year of course. The WPS is now well established at Cannes as the best opportunity for intelligence gathering about the production business.

Adfest is the popular Asian advertising festival, that takes place in Thailand every year and which this year, for the third time,  hosted to a World Producers Summit.

The photo shows some of the participants. It was an interesting session, getting the views on key production issues from producers from Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and other South East Asian countries.

For details of WPS at Cannes, please check our website.

 

23RD SEPTEMBER

CFPE Meeting in Istanbul

Our CFPE General Assembly in Istanbul was attended by nearly all (eighteen) CFPE members, where we discussed issues for our national association members, feedback on the CFPE events in Cannes- the Young Directors Award and World Producers Summit and planned forthcoming events. Both Cannes events were very successful, with the YDA drawing a capacity audience of 1,000 people to see excellent quality films from new directors. The WPS, which we host with the CFPE and APA, drew 110 production company owners from around the world to share intelligence on key production issues and new developments.

We looked at production issues across Europe and compared different markets and the CFPE adopted the standard NDA and pre PIBS (pre contract) documents created by the APA as standard European documents.

The meeting took place within the Crystal Apple, the leading Turkish advertising festival, and gave CFPE delegates the opportunity to participate in that festival too.

Many thanks for our hosts, the Turkish producers association, for their excellent organisation and generous hospitality.

17TH JULY

Norman Bates gives birth to YDA film

Every year we choose a new director to shoot the YDA opening film to a scripted brief from an agency. This year the honour went to Belgian directing duo Norman Bates. We catch up with the young directors and talk about how they created this crazy cgi journey. 

For full interview please click on the picture below.

11TH JULY

Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award - last call for Entries!

Only 1 week left! Until Friday, July 18th 2014, students and young filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit their creative and innovative productions. 

Fore more info please see Lyndy Stout's Review here

PDF below sums up the essential info about the festival, its jury and the application process. 

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LATEST EVENTS
11TH MAY

2015 cfp-e/shots YDA: Call for Entries

The annual cfp-e/shots Young Director Award is a renowned (if we do say so ourselves) and established part of the Cannes Lions week. An event which has seen talented directors such as Ringan Ledwidge, Aleksander Bach and Hanna Maria Heidrich come to the fore as winners of the competition. But as with all things, it’s a case of evolve or die, and the YDA is evolving.

2015 will be its year of transition – more on which later – but fear not, there will still be a YDA event at the Cannes Lions Festival this year, and the competition is now open for entries. The list of categories and how to enter can be found here and the YDA is, as ever, looking to reward the cream of young international directing talent across a variety of platforms. The deadline for entry to this year’s competition is May 24.

This year there will be no ceremony at the Marriott hotel but a combined, if slightly curtailed, prize- giving followed by a lavish party that will take place at Long Beach, on the Croisette, on Thursday June 25 at 6.00pm.
As for the 2016 event, Francois Chilot, chairman of the YDA since its inception 17 years ago, has exclusively told shots that the time is right for the YDA to develop further.

“Over the course of this year we have been, and will continue to develop a new formula, ready for 2016,” says Chilot. “We are re-shaping the YDA using the basis of the last 17 years, not to change it, but to add to it. We will be encompassing all filmic means and platforms, apart from features, to better reflect the way that advertising itself has evolved. We want to allow the directors who enter the YDA to be able to express themselves and confront the challenges the three pillars (marketers, agencies and producers) of the communication industry faces.”

Meanwhile, the shortlist for the 2015 competition will be revealed on the YDA website, and on shot.net, week beginning June 15, with the winners being revealed week beginning June 22. Selected winner will also appear in shots magazine issue 158 and on the accompanying DVD.