This year at the Cannes Film Festival, the European Genre Film Foundation uses the festival as a starting point.
EGFF is a foundation created with the aim of bringing classic genre films to the world, working with all kinds of archives and collections, to make the films more widely accessible to the public and to preserve them for generations to come. . The Foundation is inspired by the American Genre Film Archive.
EGFF’s board includes big names like Mariah Larsson from the Institution for Film and Literature in Sweden, Cannes Classics director Gérald Duchaussoy in France and Mikko Aromaa from Nordic Genre Invasion in Finland.
One of the first projects the foundation will devote time to is a historical study of European filmmakers. The project will consist of raising funds for a scanner entirely dedicated to the restoration and digitization of archival films, as well as organizing screenings and the like to celebrate the films of these women.
Funding for this foundation comes from Cultpix, a new streaming platform launched in 2021. It is a streaming platform focused on classic and cult genre films and adds over 30 new titles per month for viewers to enjoy. viewers.