Best Practices Exchange

The Best Practice Exchange (BPX) is a forum for debate among the leaders of agencies from across the world that provide public funding to stimulate, sustain and promote new filmmaking for the cinema. More than ever before, these agencies are the bedrock of ‘independent’ work for the big screen, that is, films made outside the main production centres of Hollywood and Bollywood, films that express all the other cultures, values and languages that mainstream movies do not encompass.

BPX is an initiative of ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen), a 20‐year‐old, Paris‐based organisation which provides advanced training for European and non‐European film producers, and is dedicated to improving the financing and distribution opportunities for independent filmmaking.

FDCP joined BPX as a member in 2017 and has been participating in its regular meetings held during international film markets and reserved for the heads of national, regional and cross-border film funding agencies worldwide.

  • Romanian Film Center

  • Kosovo Cinematography Center

  • Netherlands Film Fund

  • Mitteldeutscher Medienföderung, Germany

  • Proimagenes, Colombia

  • New Zealand Film Commission

  • Telefilm Canada

  • Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany

  • Screen Ireland

  • National Film Centre of Latvia

  • Screen Australia

  • FF Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

  • Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Belgium

  • Ontario Creates

  • Icelandic Film Centre

  • Film Development Council of the Philippines

  • ICA / Portuguese Cinema & Audiovisual Institute

  • Finnish Film Foundation

  • British Film Institute

  • Roberto Olla – Eurimages

  • Lithuanian Film Centre

  • German Federal Filmboard

  • Film Centre of Montenegro

  • Slovak Audiovisual Fund