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Partner organisations

EFAD has established regular dialogues with organisations active at European and International level in the audiovisual sector.

Cine-Regio - the regional film funds

Cine-Regio is a network of regional film funds in Europe. The network is continuously expanding and today represents 48 regional film funds from 12 EU Member States, in addition to Norway and Switzerland. The members exhibit a range of support schemes and services to the film sector which aim to support film culture, encourage social cohesion and build regional infrastructure. EFAD and Cine-regio work together on a wide range of issues from State aid law to coproductions and trade issues.

CAACI - Conferencia de Autoridades Audiovisuales y Cinematográficas de Iberoamérica

The Conference of Ibero-American Audiovisual and Cinematographic Authorities (CAACI) is an international organization of the Ibero-American regional scope specialized in audiovisual and cinematographic matters.It was created on 11 November 1989 through the signing of the Ibero-American Convention on Cinematographic Integration, with the participation of the highest audiovisual and cinematographic authorities of twenty-one countries.

EFAD and CAACI have launched a structured partnership in 2016. The Toulouse declaration adopted at the occasion of a high level meeting organised in March 2016 set outs the main priorities of this institutional cooperation. A joint co-development grant was launched and distributed in the framework of the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Regular meetings were organised to discuss coproduction and distribution issues. A common statement on "The importance of the promotion and preservation of film diversity and territoriality, in light of the digital challenges" was also adopted in 2017.

AFIC - Arab Film Institutes Commission

Launched in 2018, the Arab Film Institutes Commission is a 7 member states initiative aiming at coordinating, facilitating and empowering the Arab film industry. AFIC takes into account the common cultural roots of its representatives, as well as their will for a significant and sustainable involvement of the public sector in shaping the future of this industry, while ensuring artistic freedom and respecting the independence of culture.

The members of AFIC are: The National Center for Cinema and Audiovisual - CNCA (Algeria), The Egyptian Film Center – CNCE (Egypt), The Royal Film Commission - Jordan - RFC (Jordan), The Fondation Liban Cinéma - FLC (Lebanon), The Centre Cinématographique Marocain - CCM (Morocco), The Palestine Film Institute - PFI (Palestine), The Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image - CNCI (Tunisie). AFIC and EFAD members met in 2018 and 2019 in the framework of the Manarat Film Festival in Tunis.

EAO - European Audiovisual Observatory

EFAD members cooperate regularly with the European Audiovisual Observatory team, providing legal expertise and data used in its legal ans statistical reports.


Eurimages is the cultural support fund of the Council of Europe. Active since 1989, it numbers 38 of the 46 member states of the Strasbourg-based Organisation, plus Canada.

EUIPO- European Union Intellectual Property Office

EFAD is an observer in the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, a network of experts and specialist stakeholders.

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