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Jesús Silva


56 articles available in total starting from 06/10/2015. Last article published on 08/09/2020.

Antonio Medici • Distributor, Bim Distribuzione

Interview: Antonio Medici • Distributor, Bim Distribuzione

"In a changing world, we have to adapt our policy"

Antonio Medici, CEO of Bim Distribuzione, talks about independent distribution in Italy, where the health crisis has accelerated some trends  

08/09 | /Italy

The LUX Award unveils its facelift in Venice

The LUX Award unveils its facelift in Venice

The European Parliament and the European Film Academy create a new pan-European Audience Award that will be voted on by audiences across Europe  

05/09 | LUX Award 2020

Antoine Zeind  • Distributor, A-Z Films

Interview: Antoine Zeind • Distributor, A-Z Films

“If a foreign film doesn’t work in Quebec, it is very tough to release it anywhere else in Canada”

We chatted with Canada’s A-Z Films founder and CEO Antoine Zeind to discuss the challenges of releasing European and foreign-language films in Canada  

27/08 | /Canada

Ioanna Panagiotidou  • Distributor, Rosebud.21

Interview: Ioanna Panagiotidou • Distributor, Rosebud.21

"It is easier to convince people to go to an open space so Greece has fewer problems"

We caught up with Ioanna Panagiotidou, head of distribution at Greek outfit Rosebud.21, to discuss the impact of the COVID pandemic in the territory  

13/08 | /Greece

Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach  • CEO and acquisitions executive, Madman Entertainment

Interview: Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach • CEO and acquisitions executive, Madman Entertainment

“We embrace competition because it helps to develop the market and to cultivate the taste of the audience”

We talked to Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach, CEO and acquisitions executive of Madman Entertainment, about the particularities of distributing European films in Australia and New Zealand  

23/07 | /Australia/New Zealand

Hrönn Sveinsdóttir  • Distributor, Bíó Paradís

Interview: Hrönn Sveinsdóttir • Distributor, Bíó Paradís

“There was a big response from the community and Bíó Paradís will be reopening this September”

We spoke to Hrönn Sveinsdóttir, managing director of Iceland’s only arthouse cinema Bíó Paradís and its distribution company, about their current situation  

14/07 | /Iceland

Laurent Dutoit  • Distributor, Agora Films

Interview: Laurent Dutoit • Distributor, Agora Films

“I still don’t see a real VOD market for arthouse films and I believe theatrical will continue leading the way”

We caught up with Laurent Dutoit, of distribution company Agora Films, to discuss the main challenges of the Swiss market and the current situation  

09/07 | /Switzerland

Emil Simeonov • Distributor, Pro Films

Interview: Emil Simeonov • Distributor, Pro Films

“There has been almost no support for the culture industry in Bulgaria”

Emil Simeonov, of Bulgarian distribution company Pro Films, explains to us the situation of the market in their country  

07/07 | /Bulgaria

Ivan Hronec • Distributor, Film Europe

Interview: Ivan Hronec • Distributor, Film Europe

“This will sound strange, but during the lockdown we managed to have some progress”

We interviewed Ivan Hronec, head of media company Film Europe, who gave us some insight into their particular business model  

02/07 | /Czech Republic/Slovakia

Luís Froes  • Distributor, Outsider Films

Interview: Luís Froes • Distributor, Outsider Films

“One of the measures could be making free TV channels support independent distributors”

Luís Froes, General Manager of Outsider Films, talks about the Portuguese distribution market after the pandemic and their strategy for upcoming releases  

18/06 | /Portugal

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