New Europe Film Sales is a Warsaw-based boutique world sales company selling quality films from all over the world.
Set up in 2010, initially, as a short film sales company, we’ve been selling feature films since 2012.
We are proud of our small, selective line-up and we aim at picking only ca. 8 feature films per year, at various stages of production. New Europe has a great track record for supporting auteur cinema and unique voices with an edge. We aim to be talent spotters and a two-way bridge between Europe and the Anglo-Saxon film world – promoting filmmakers globally and making business connections for our partners on both sides of the pond.
Our catalogue includes such international arthouse hits, as Lamb (Cannes Un Certain Regard 2021, A24 release), Corpus Christi (Venice / TIFF, Oscar nomination 2020), Rams (Prix Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2015), Summer 1993 (Berlinale Best Debut 2017), Godland (Cannes Telluride, TIFF 2022), Housekeeping for Beginners (Venice 2023, Focus Features & Universal release), Sundance competition title Sometimes I Think About Dying and The Peasants (TIFF 2023, a Sony Pictures Classics Release) from the makers of the Oscar-nominated Loving Vincent.
New Europe has a slate of family animations and picks up 1-2 animations per year and yes, we still do ca. 5 short films a year, carefully selected from the top festivals and on a regular basis we follow our short filmmakers into the feature film world – both as sales agents and seed-funders of their feature projects. We love to be in close touch and nurture new talents. Including 4 recent Short Palme d’Or winners in Cannes and Oscar-winner SING.
Our animation catalogue includes family and adult titles, such as Yuku And The Himalayan Flower (Artémis Productions), The Peasants (Breakthru Films), the Cattle Hill series (Qvisten), Gordon & Paddy (Lee Film) and Jacob, Mimmi & the Talking Dogs (Atom Art).
New Europe is also active in the development and financing of projects as a seed-funding development partner, both through our sister company, New Europe Productions, and for other producers.
SHORTS & TALENTS
New Europe has a great track record for supporting auteur cinema and unique voices. We see ourselves as talent spotters. Most of our films come from first- and second-time directors, some of whom we’ve been following for many years during their careers as short filmmakers and brought their work to premiere festivals and secured distribution worldwide to launch their careers.
New Europe’s short films catalogue includes 15+ Oscar® shortlisters, incl. 2017 Oscar Winner – SING, 2019 Academy Award® nominee Weekends and shorts by filmmakers, such as Ruben Östlund, Magnus von Horn, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Laura Moss, Hlynur Pálmason, Reka Bucsi, Jonas Odell, Damian Nenow, Tomasz Bagiński, Marc Roels & Emma De Swaef, Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk and winners of Sundance, Cannes, Annecy and TIFF.
Due to a large number of short film submissions, we had to make a decision to only watch films officially selected for Sundance, Berlinale, Cannes (not Short Film Corner), Annecy, Clermont, and Toronto. Please, only submit films if you are selected for these festivals.
New Europe is run by passionate film lovers and leading industry professionals with 15+ years of experience and background in sales, acquisitions, festival programming and production. The company’s board comprises of Jan Naszewski, Marcin Łuczaj and Katarzyna Siniarska.
PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
New Europe is active in development and financing of projects, both on our own ideas through our sister company, New Europe Productions, and as New Europe Film Sales on other producers’ projects.
In late 2018 we established NEM Corp – a creative collaboration hub, which includes New Europe and the companies of Ewa Puszczyńska (Oscar-winning producer of Ida, Cold War and Zone of Interest) and Klaudia Śmieja (producer of High Life and Silent Twins). We also established New Europe Warsaw Sessions – an annual, exclusive meeting place for new talents and top film executives, which takes place in a secret location outside Warsaw.
Please note that we don’t take submissions of projects for co-production and development but we’re scouting the market intensely and contact teams and projects that align with our vision.