EFM Film Rundown

EFM 2019

With box office receipts down in Europe, many distributors have been offering smaller minimum guarantees across the board.

However, the upshot to this pricing pressure is that buyers are willing to take greater risks on lower-budget films.

Following brisk business at Sundance by Netflix and Amazon, these streaming platforms will continue buying worldwide rights to films at EFM and other markets as streaming competition heats up.

At Sundance, buyers spent $120 million acquiring rights to over 40 films. However, the big news came from Amazon, which dropped $46M on five films.

Amazon has been backing away from independent film over the last two years, but they are back in force as the streaming market sets to expand with the introduction of services from WarnerMedia, Disney, Epix, Paramount, and several others.

To highlight this point, Netflix sent a 49-person delegation to EFM, while Amazon is bringing 22 people. 

Below is comprehensive list of high demand films at this year’s European Film Market.