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.


Francois Chilot Column: In-house Production: A Better Business Model?

The latest article from Francois Chillot for Shots.

To read the full artickle please click HERE or download the pdf below. 

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YDA Deadline for Submitting Films Extended




YDA Call for Entries!

CFPE Young Director Award is now in its 16th year. Established as the most successful event in Cannes outside the official festival. This year, we have new exiting category: Charity Films as well as new award for a producer. The official deadline for submitting your work is the 14th April 2014. 

To enter films, please click here. 

For eligibility info, please click here.


CFPE meets in Athens

Our CFPE meeting in Athens enabled us to plan our Young Directors Award for Cannes, the World Producers Summit- also in Cannes, discuss how the Ten Universal Principles of Production document, which we launched last year with the AICP and other producers associations around the world was working in practice.

We also met with producers from PACT, the Greek producers association and discussed the issues commercials producers face in Greece and learnt how they are dealing with them. Our thanks to PACT for hosting the meeting.

 Elections for the CFPE also took place and the following were elected:

CFP-e President: Francois Chilot

CFP-e Executive Vice President: Steve Davies, Manfred Vogelsanger

CFP-e Vice President: Rudi Haller, Mikis Modiano, Ender Sevim, Ari Laitinen

CFP-e Treasurer: Bea Catteeuw

CFP-e Board Member: Indre Petrukaitiene, Vuk Marjanovic, Jan Kallista


Francois Chilot Column: How can a production company survive in this very unstable world of ours?

Here is the latest Francois Chilot's column for Shots on the future of a production company, to read the article please click HERE or download as pdf below.

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Francois Chilot Column: Craft Makes a Difference

Francois Chilot's artickle for Shots. Please click HERE for the full text or download a pdf below.

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Next CFP-e Conference Date Announced

Greek Commercial Film Producers Association has kindly invited the CFP-e representatives to hold the next CFP-e meeting on 31st January 2014 in Athens. 



SATU promote the CFPE Universal Production Principle in Finland

SATU, the Finnish commercial producers association, have had the CFPE's Universal Production Principles translated into Finnish and promoted them to agencies and generally through the media.
The article in a Finnish national newspaper, explains the principles and focuses on one issue in them, payment terms, and the issues that Finnish producers have with that.
SATU representative and MD of Otto Films, Ari Laitinen, commented "The Universal Production Principles are very useful to us in addressing these important issues in the commercials production industry in Finland. 


CFPE meets with the CPA South Africa

Steve Davies, Executive Vice President, of the CFPE and Chief Executive of the APA met with South African producers in Cape Town, at the invitation of the CPA, the South African producers association, through its Executive Officer, Bobby Amm.

The meeting enabled us to gain a better understanding of the South African services sector, which is long established and has an excellent reputation, and for each of us to gain a greater understanding of how best production companies and service companies can interact.

It also enabled us to share knowledge of production issues, such as procurement and how they are effecting South Africa and Europe.

Steve also attended the Loerie awards, which is the major South African awards event.

Photo: Steve meeting with CPA members and advertising agencies.


Next CFP-e Meeting joins Kinsale Sharks in Ireland

The next CFP-E meeting will be at the Kinsale Sharks advertising festival in Ireland on Friday 13th September. The festival is now in its 51st year and is renowned for its friendliness and accessibility. The Kinsale Sharks have kindly invited the CFPE representatives to hold their semiannual meeting in Ireland to discuss the latest production trends.