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Industry Report: Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming

Analysis of the European distribution and exhibition industry's problems and the subsequent design of new strategies

Industry Report: Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming
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Luis Apolinario  • Distributor, Alambique

“We need to fix the market in the long term”

Luis Apolinario • Distributor, Alambique

The general manager of the Portuguese company points out the necessity to address the structural problems hindering the Portuguese market  

06 May 2021

Maria Rua Aguete • Senior Director Media & Entertainment, OMDIA

“SVOD services must brace themselves for a much slower 2021”

Maria Rua Aguete • Senior Director Media & Entertainment, OMDIA

The media expert commented on Netflix’s Q1 slowdown in subscriptions and other emerging trends in the current SVOD landscape  

04 May 2021

Alexis Hofmann • Distributor, BAC Films

“We are anticipating a rough period when cinemas reopen in France, as the number of films will be greater than usual”

Alexis Hofmann • Distributor, BAC Films

The Head of Acquisitions of the French company calls for specific support to address cinemas reopening in France  

04 May 2021

Ditte Daugbjerg Christensen  • Distributor, Øst for Paradis

“My main focus is getting people to go to the cinema, but I would appreciate if more space was devoted to arthouse films on platforms”

Ditte Daugbjerg Christensen • Distributor, Øst for Paradis

The Managing Co-Director of the Danish company discusses the distribution market and its current tendencies related to streaming  

27 April 2021

Andrea Romeo • Distributor, I Wonder Pictures

“Not everything has changed, but we cannot predict all of the aspects of a transformation that is going to radically reshape the process of fruition”

Andrea Romeo • Distributor, I Wonder Pictures

The General Manager and Head of Acquisitions at the Italian distribution company discusses its distribution and marketing strategies  

22 April 2021

Corinne Rossi  • Distributor, Praesens

“People are now used to having everything everywhere, so cinemas will probably have to offer new options as well”

Corinne Rossi • Distributor, Praesens

The CEO of the Swiss distribution company highlighted the need to be prepared when cinemas reopen  

20 April 2021

Igor Stankovic • Distributor, MCF Megacom

“Maybe cinemas will not be the same, but once all this is over, people will be hungry for new films”

Igor Stankovic • Distributor, MCF Megacom

The CEO of the Serbian distribution company offers us some insight into their diversified business model and the importance of film festivals  

15 April 2021

Pierre-François Piet • Distributor, Ad Vitam

“We need some structural help, and also to regulate the reopening of cinemas”

Pierre-François Piet • Distributor, Ad Vitam

The CFO of the French company discusses the challenges of the market, building a brand and supporting films beyond its theatrical release  

13 April 2021

Sofia Meetings hosts a new Europa Distribution workshop

Sofia 2021 - Sofia Meetings

Sofia Meetings hosts a new Europa Distribution workshop

The participants at the online meeting discussed the several ideas independent distributors came up with to keep promoting and releasing films during the difficult current situation  

08 April 2021

Europa Distribution’s workshop is back at Cartoon Movie

Cartoon Movie 2021

Europa Distribution’s workshop is back at Cartoon Movie

The virtual gathering tackled the recent releases of animation films by the participants, during these challenging pandemic times and related restrictions  

08 April 2021

Mira Staleva • Distributor, Art Fest

"Distribution in Bulgaria is a true challenge"

Mira Staleva • Distributor, Art Fest

The distribution manager of the Sofia-based outfit, and also managing director of the Sofia International Film Festival, discusses the challenges posed by the pandemic in Bulgaria  

01 April 2021

Paolo Minuto • Distributor, Cineclub Internazionale

“Independent European films lose their emotional impact on streaming platforms”

Paolo Minuto • Distributor, Cineclub Internazionale

The independent Italian distributor talks about virtual markets, state subsidies and the risk posed by VOD to arthouse cinema  

31 March 2021

Cineworld and Warner Bros cut a new deal on the theatrical window in the UK

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK

Cineworld and Warner Bros cut a new deal on the theatrical window in the UK

Cineworld cinemas are due to reopen in the UK on 17 May with a day-and-date deal with Warner Bros for 2021 releases, and a new 31-day window from 2022 onwards  

29 March 2021

Eric Lagesse • Distributor, Pyramide Distribution

“I still don’t understand why other countries don’t emulate the French system”

Eric Lagesse • Distributor, Pyramide Distribution

The CEO of the French distribution company discusses the secrets behind France’s “very creative, vivid and risky” market  

25 March 2021

Philipp Hoffmann • Founder, Kino on Demand

“We believe that film exhibitors and streaming platforms should work closely together”

Philipp Hoffmann • Founder, Kino on Demand

The founder and managing director of German outfit Rushlake Media told us why their streaming service may be beneficial for cinemagoers and exhibitors  

18 March 2021

Pascal Trächslin  • Distributor, Cineworx

“In respect to the measures put in place during this coronavirus crisis, Switzerland is a happy island”

Pascal Trächslin • Distributor, Cineworx

The CEO of the Basel-based production and distribution outfit discusses the current situation of the distribution of European arthouse films in Switzerland  

16 March 2021

Jean Labadie  • Distributor, Le Pacte

“Maybe this crisis won’t be so bad for European and independent distributors”

Jean Labadie • Distributor, Le Pacte

We talked to the CEO of the French company about what makes his country’s market “the healthiest in Europe” for independent film distribution  

11 March 2021

Michael Höfner  • Distributor, GMFilms

“Keep the faith”

Michael Höfner • Distributor, GMFilms

We met up with the founder of the German distribution company to discuss the country’s market and situation during the pandemic  

09 March 2021

At the EFM, a discussion organised by CICAE explored the future of arthouse exhibition

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

At the EFM, a discussion organised by CICAE explored the future of arthouse exhibition

BERLINALE 2021: The panel, entitled “The Evolution of the Arthouse Exhibition”, took place on 3 March during the European Film Market  

08 March 2021

Ignacio Segura  • Distributor, DeAPlaneta

"The pandemic has accelerated the implantation of platforms and VOD releases, but there is nothing like the cinema experience"

Ignacio Segura • Distributor, DeAPlaneta

The general manager of the Spanish firm talks about their editorial policy, the country’s market and the difficulties undergone during the health crisis  

04 March 2021

Thomas Bertacche  • Distributor, Tucker Film

“Our recently-acquired restored movies will have a theatrical release, and we are selling the others to SVOD”

Thomas Bertacche • Distributor, Tucker Film

We had a chat with the co-founder of the Italian distribution company, specialised in European and Asian films  

02 March 2021

Fortnite wraps the first-ever film festival hosted by a video game, Short Nite

Shorts - USA

Fortnite wraps the first-ever film festival hosted by a video game, Short Nite

The free-to-access, 24-hour event showcased 12 animated shorts and reached a potential audience of 350 million players  

23 February 2021

Jakob Abrahamsson • Distributor, NonStop Entertainment

“Cinemas won’t be as cramped with blockbusters, which may mean there is more room for independent releases”

Jakob Abrahamsson • Distributor, NonStop Entertainment

We spoke to the president & CEO of the Swedish distribution company about the complexities of their market and the measures put in place during the pandemic  

16 February 2021

Thomas Verkaeren • Distributor, O’Brother

“We have an incredible line-up ready and we cannot release anything”

Thomas Verkaeren • Distributor, O’Brother

We have met up with the Belgian company's general manager to talk about the Belgian distribution market and its current situation  

09 February 2021

The UK’s Sky TV to ramp up investment in feature films

Industry / Market - UK

The UK’s Sky TV to ramp up investment in feature films

The UK’s largest pay-TV broadcaster will launch 30 new movies this year under the Sky Originals banner, as it looks to compete with streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon  

29 January 2021

Peter Sølvsten Thomsen • Distributor, Angel Films

"This spirit of cooperation is quite a unique feature of our market"

Peter Sølvsten Thomsen • Distributor, Angel Films

We talked to the distributor about film distribution in Denmark and the company's strategy  

28 January 2021

European Short Film Network to launch This Is Short in April

Shorts - Germany/Netherlands/Poland/Austria

European Short Film Network to launch This Is Short in April

Four European short-film festivals are banding together to offer joint online content, including a new competition dubbed New Point of View  

27 January 2021

The 2021 edition of the FÍS TV Summit announces its full schedule

Industry / Market - Ireland

The 2021 edition of the FÍS TV Summit announces its full schedule

Moving to become a digital, free event, the conference will take place from 25-28 January and will host a line-up of prestigious speakers  

21 January 2021

Giancarlo Leone • President, APA – Association of Audiovisual Producers

“A real team effort is needed between cinemas and streaming platforms”

Giancarlo Leone • President, APA – Association of Audiovisual Producers

The chair of the Italian association explains his opinion on the future of film production in relation to the crisis which is changing consumer habits  

15 January 2021

Netflix now the second-largest European TV group after Comcast

Industry / Market - Europe/USA

Netflix now the second-largest European TV group after Comcast

According to the 2020 figures published by Ampere Analysis, the Los Gatos-based streaming giant has overtaken Germany’s pubcaster ARD in terms of revenue  

15 January 2021

There are different ways of experiencing films, but the physical screening is still important, argue panellists at the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Industry / Market - France

There are different ways of experiencing films, but the physical screening is still important, argue panellists at the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Festival directors Carlo Chatrian, Vanja Kaludjercic and Mickaël Marin talked about “2021 Perspectives for European Festivals” during the online conference  

14 January 2021

Miguel Morales  • Distributor, Wanda Visión

“I think people will slowly go back to theatres”

Miguel Morales • Distributor, Wanda Visión

We talked to the distributor about the landscape of film distribution in Spain and his company's strategy  

12 January 2021

Christian Thomas  • Distributor, Imagine Film

“Auteur cinema is about films that are not ready-made products”

Christian Thomas • Distributor, Imagine Film

We talked to the distributor about the landscape of film distribution in Belgium and the Netherlands, the strategy of his company, and the impact of the pandemic  

07 January 2021

Irini Souganidou and Soli Beraha  • Distributors, Feelgood Entertainment

“We love good films, whether they come from Hollywood or independent studios”

Irini Souganidou and Soli Beraha • Distributors, Feelgood Entertainment

We talked to Soli Beraha and Irini Souganidou of Feelgood Entertainment about the Greek film market and the impact of the pandemic  

22 December 2020

Holger Recktenwald  • Distributor, mindjazz pictures

“Here in Cologne, we are optimistic by nature”

Holger Recktenwald • Distributor, mindjazz pictures

We caught up with Holger Recktenwald, CEO of Cologne-based outfit mindjazz pictures, to talk about the German distribution landscape  

17 December 2020

Gábor Böszörményi  • Distributor, Mozinet

"We try to approach every film differently"

Gábor Böszörményi • Distributor, Mozinet

We talked to Gábor Böszörményi about independent film distribution in Hungary and the strategy of his distribution company Mozinet  

15 December 2020

Oscar Eriksson • Distributor, Folkets Bio

“We’re a content-driven arthouse distributor with a focus on telling new, untold stories from Europe and beyond”

Oscar Eriksson • Distributor, Folkets Bio

We chatted to Folkets Bio’s head of Film Acquisitions, Oscar Eriksson, about the Swedish cinema market and its reaction to the pandemic  

10 December 2020

Jakub Mróz • Distributor, Tongariro Releasing

“We wanted to use popular culture and cinema to bring about some positive changes in society”

Jakub Mróz • Distributor, Tongariro Releasing

We caught up with Jakub Mróz, president of Poland’s Tongariro Releasing, an independent distribution company specialising in LGBT films  

08 December 2020

Richard Mowe • Distributor, CinéFile

"The more interest there is in cinema in general across the board, the better for everyone in the industry"

Richard Mowe • Distributor, CinéFile

Richard Mowe, co-director of CinéFile, tells us about the company’s strategy and its response to the challenges of the pandemic  

03 December 2020

João Paulo Abreu • Distributor, Films4You

“The film business is a people’s business”

João Paulo Abreu • Distributor, Films4You

João Paulo Abreu, managing director of Films4You, tells us about current tendencies in the field of independent distribution in Portugal and the impact of the pandemic  

01 December 2020

Cinemas will survive but they need to adapt, say panelists at the Zagreb Film Festival

Zagreb 2020 - Zagreb Industry

Cinemas will survive but they need to adapt, say panelists at the Zagreb Film Festival

Trying to figure out “How to Protect Cinemas During the Pandemic COVID-19?”, participants of the online panel shared their fears and hopes for the future  

27 November 2020

Sarah Chazelle and Etienne Ollagnier • Distributors, Jour2Fête

“The measures put in place this summer to restart the opening of theatres must be changed”

Sarah Chazelle and Etienne Ollagnier • Distributors, Jour2Fête

Sarah Chazelle and Etienne Ollagnier, founders of Jour2Fête, talk to us about independent distribution in France and its struggle against the pandemic  

26 November 2020

Vit Schmarc • Distributor, Artcam Films

“We certainly hope the MEDIA rules will take into consideration the current situation”

Vit Schmarc • Distributor, Artcam Films

We spoke to Vit Schmarc, CEO of Artcam Films, who shared with us some insight on the situation of independent film distribution in the Czech Republic  

24 November 2020

Alessandro Giacobbe • Distributor, Academy Two

“We just have to wait and try to be optimistic because the material is there”

Alessandro Giacobbe • Distributor, Academy Two

Alessandro Giacobbe, Managing Director of Academy Two, broke down for us the main challenges for independent distributors in Italy  

19 November 2020

Daniel Goroshko  • Distributor, A-One Films

“Today distribution companies have zero support in Russia”

Daniel Goroshko • Distributor, A-One Films

We caught up with Daniel Goroshko, Head of Acquisitions and CEO of A-One Films, to discuss the arthouse movie market in Russia  

12 November 2020

Tobias Lehmann  • Distributor, Alamode Film

"The cinemas are completely scared about the future, and the next couple of months will be very tough for distribution"

Tobias Lehmann • Distributor, Alamode Film

Alamode Film's Tobias Lehmann discusses the role of independent distributors, the particularities of Germany and the effects of the COVID pandemic on their business  

10 November 2020

Carole Scotta • Distributor, Haut et Court

“We won’t be able to be alone to face either the studios or the platforms”

Carole Scotta • Distributor, Haut et Court

Carole Scotta, co-founder of Haut et Court and co-president of the Reunited European Independent Distributors (DIRE), analyses the current crisis and evaluates recovery options  

05 November 2020

Stefan Bradea • Distributor, Bad Unicorn

“A cinema ticket is cheaper than a therapy session”

Stefan Bradea • Distributor, Bad Unicorn

Stefan Bradea, co-founder and international acquisitions manager at Romania’s Bad Unicorn, discusses the country’s past and present distribution market  

29 October 2020

Independent distributors claim their cultural role as publishers at Europa Distribution’s panel at MIA

MIA 2020

Independent distributors claim their cultural role as publishers at Europa Distribution’s panel at MIA

Members of the association took this opportunity to discuss their situations and look for the best routes to navigate in these uncertain times  

27 October 2020

Marek Bień • Distributor, Gutek Film

“Poland needs a cinema recovery plan to compensate for box-office losses”

Marek Bień • Distributor, Gutek Film

Marek Bień, distributor at Gutek Film, tells us about the situation of the Polish distribution market during the Covid challenge  

27 October 2020

Luc Besson comes out on top, according to a new update of LUMIERE VOD

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

Luc Besson comes out on top, according to a new update of LUMIERE VOD

According to the EAO’s directory, Luc Besson is the European director with the greatest number of films present on VoD in Europe, with 2001: A Space Odyssey also getting some love  

13 October 2020

Throwback to the 17th CICAE Training programme

Venice 2020 - Venice Production Bridge

Throwback to the 17th CICAE Training programme

The 17th edition of the international training course "Art Cinema = Action + Management" organised by CICAE took place last month, from 31 August to 6 September, on the island of San Servolo in Venice  

10 October 2020

The Zurich Summit asks: can local content save the theatrical business?

Zurich 2020 – ZFF Industry

The Zurich Summit asks: can local content save the theatrical business?

During the event, a group of European distributors and film experts discussed the threats that could potentially kill off cinemas, including the pandemic and the streaming services  

01 October 2020

Hans König  • Distributor, Polyfilm

“Arthouse cinemas in Austria are mainly funded by the federal states and the cities”

Hans König • Distributor, Polyfilm

We spoke to Hans König, Head of Distribution at Polyfilm, who shared with us some of the main traits of the Austrian market for independent film distribution  

29 September 2020

Régine Vial • Distributor, Les Films du Losange

“Human beings will always need films”

Régine Vial • Distributor, Les Films du Losange

We caught up with Régine Vial, Head of Distribution at France’s Les Films du Losange, to discuss the history of the company and the situation of the market in times of pandemic  

22 September 2020

The post-coronavirus challenges facing arthouse exhibitors at the centre of debate in Venice

Venice 2020 - Venice Production Bridge

The post-coronavirus challenges facing arthouse exhibitors at the centre of debate in Venice

The Venice Production Bridge panel entitled “Opportunities and challenges in the Arthouse sector following the pandemic” saw the participation of seven prestigious speakers  

09 September 2020

Antonio Medici • Distributor, Bim Distribuzione

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

Antonio Medici • Distributor, Bim Distribuzione

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

08 September 2020

The future of European VoD discussed at Venice Production Bridge

Venice 2020 - Venice Production Bridge

The future of European VoD discussed at Venice Production Bridge

The second day of the initiative hosted a conference entitled “Diverse, independent and sustainable: building European VoD”  

05 September 2020

Ioanna Panagiotidou  • Distributor, Rosebud.21

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

Ioanna Panagiotidou • Distributor, Rosebud.21

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 August 2020

Hrönn Sveinsdóttir  • Distributor, Bíó Paradís

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

Hrönn Sveinsdóttir • Distributor, Bíó Paradís

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

14 July 2020

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”

Laurent Dutoit • Distributor, Agora Films

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 July 2020

Emil Simeonov • Distributor, Pro Films

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

Emil Simeonov • Distributor, Pro Films

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

07 July 2020

Ivan Hronec • Distributor, Film Europe

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

Ivan Hronec • Distributor, Film Europe

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

02 July 2020

Distributors and VoD platforms should collaborate to expand their audiences

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Distributors and VoD platforms should collaborate to expand their audiences

CANNES NEXT: Digital marketing agency Gruvi is investigating how beneficial it would be for film distributors to treat VoD campaigns like cinema campaigns  

01 July 2020

Luís Froes  • Distributor, Outsider Films

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

Luís Froes • Distributor, Outsider Films

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

18 June 2020

Mika Siltala  • Distributor, Cinema Mondo

“We are still here because we have different operations at the same time”

Mika Siltala • Distributor, Cinema Mondo

We caught up with Mika Siltala, of Finnish distribution company Cinema Mondo, to discuss how they managed to survive throughout the lockdown  

16 June 2020

Miguel Ángel Pérez  • Distributor, Surtsey Films

“Film clubs and alternative venues are very important for us, sometimes even more than VOD”

Miguel Ángel Pérez • Distributor, Surtsey Films

We interviewed Miguel Ángel Pérez of Spanish outfit Surtsey Films to discuss the country’s market in Spain and its future after the pandemic  

11 June 2020

Kim Foss  • Distributor, Camera Film

“This could be a great time for arthouse cinema, because there is so little competition”

Kim Foss • Distributor, Camera Film

We talked to Kim Foss, managing director of Camera Film, about the situation of the Danish distribution market after the lockdown  

09 June 2020

Ivo Andrle  • Distributor, Aerofilms

“We are very happy because people came back to the cinemas”

Ivo Andrle • Distributor, Aerofilms

We chatted with Aerofilms’ Ivo Andrle about the situation of distribution in the Czech Republic, one of the first European countries to reopen cinemas after the lockdown  

04 June 2020

Marc Smit  • Distributor, Cinéart

“If the situation lasts longer, additional measures may be required for the sector”

Marc Smit • Distributor, Cinéart

We spoke to Cinéart co-CEO Marc Smit about the situation of the distribution market in the Benelux and their strategy to navigate the current crisis  

28 May 2020

Xènia Puiggrós  • Distributor, Segarra Films

"If you have different lines of work you won’t be completely stopped"

Xènia Puiggrós • Distributor, Segarra Films

We talked to Xènia Puiggrós, distribution coordinator of Segarra Films, to discuss the company's work and the current situation in Spain  

26 May 2020

Seppe Vanhaecke  • Distributor, MOOOV

“As a subsidised organisation we want to support cinemas as much as possible”

Seppe Vanhaecke • Distributor, MOOOV

We caught up with Seppe Vanhaecke, responsible for distribution at MOOOV, to discuss the Benelux distribution and the current situation  

21 May 2020

French distributors take the VoD path

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - France

French distributors take the VoD path

Uncertainty over the re-opening of cinemas in France is forcing distributors to make difficult and, at times, counterintuitive decisions in order to clear their backlog of films  

15 May 2020

Hans Kok  • Distributor, Arti Film

“VOD is not yet an alternative, so we are missing a lot of things at the moment"

Hans Kok • Distributor, Arti Film

We chatted with Hans Kok of Dutch distribution company Arti Film about their strategies, the challenges of the market and the lockdown caused by the coronavirus  

14 May 2020

Margherita Chiti  • Distributor, Teodora Film

“We are trying to understand how to cooperate in order to help all the theatres that have sustained us"

Margherita Chiti • Distributor, Teodora Film

Cineuropa interviewed Margherita Chiti of Teodora Film to discuss the complexities of the Italian market and her position in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis  

05 May 2020

Jakob Kijas  • Distributor, Eksystent Distribution

“We have to consider if postponing is really the best strategy in this situation”

Jakob Kijas • Distributor, Eksystent Distribution

Cineuropa talked to Jakob Kijas, of German distributor Eksystent Distribution, about the main challenges of the industry and the global health crisis  

30 April 2020

Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff  • Founding partner, La Vingt-Cinquième Heure

"In these times of crisis, our system allows exhibitors to maintain social ties with their audience"

Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff • Founding partner, La Vingt-Cinquième Heure

We met up with Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff, founding partner of La Vingt-Cinquième Heure, which has launched an innovative tool to keep movie theatres in business despite the pandemic  

24 April 2020

Olivier van den Broek  • Distributor, The Searchers

“In a time where things are so challenging, it's great to see that quality continues to sell”

Olivier van den Broek • Distributor, The Searchers

Cineuropa caught up with Olivier van den Broek of distribution company The Searchers, to discuss their line-up and how they are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic  

23 April 2020

Eduardo Escudero  • Distributor, A Contracorriente Films

“When things get back to normal we will have to base our strategy on building trust”

Eduardo Escudero • Distributor, A Contracorriente Films

Cineuropa talked to A Contracorriente Films' Eduardo Escudero about its catalogue, the situation of the Spanish market and the future of the sector after the pandemic  

22 April 2020

Distributors on the Move reports positive results

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

Distributors on the Move reports positive results

The pilot edition of Europa Distribution’s initiative launches the call for its second edition  

17 April 2020

Dutch platform Picl secures revenues for cinemas and festivals during lockdown

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Netherlands

Dutch platform Picl secures revenues for cinemas and festivals during lockdown

The streaming platform, which has been organising day-and-date releases since 2017, now covers almost 90% of independent Dutch cinemas and has sold ten times more tickets than last month  

08 April 2020

Bruno Delecour  • CEO, Filmo TV

"When you have to wait three years to broadcast a film on SVOD, there’s no way you’re going to pre-purchase it"

Bruno Delecour • CEO, Filmo TV

Bruno Delecour, CEO of French firm and Wild Bunch subsidiary Filmo TV, insists upon the relevance of his platform focused entirely on film and offers his analysis of market trends  

07 April 2020

Roderik Smits  • Film academic

"Sales agents and distributors remain equally – if not more – important to the creation and circulation of films in international markets"

Roderik Smits • Film academic

Cineuropa talked to film academic Roderik Smits about his new book on film distribution, Gatekeeping in the Evolving Business of Independent Film Distribution  

23 March 2020

Belgian distributors join forces with VoD platforms during the coronavirus crisis

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Belgium

Belgian distributors join forces with VoD platforms during the coronavirus crisis

A group of independent companies are working with 6 VoD platforms to offer Belgian viewers as-yet unreleased or recently released films, including Jumbo  

20 March 2020

European cinemas register a record 1,34 billion visits in 2019

Box Office - Europe

European cinemas register a record 1,34 billion visits in 2019

European cinema admissions are set for a record-breaking feat unmatched since the early 1990s, according to UNIC's provisional update on admissions and box office revenues  

18 February 2020

Europa Distribution brings Solo to IDFA's Industry Talk

IDFA 2019 - IDFA for Professionals

Europa Distribution brings Solo to IDFA's Industry Talk

For the second year in a row, the distributors network co-organised various events at IDFA focused on the distribution of documentary films  

13 December 2019

A focus on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria by Europa Distribution

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Romania/Hungary/Bulgaria

A focus on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria by Europa Distribution

The European distributors network sheds some light on the situation of independent film distribution in the countries  

13 December 2019

Europa Distribution explains why together is better at Rome's MIA

MIA 2019

Europa Distribution explains why together is better at Rome's MIA

The network held its 13th Annual Conference during Rome's market, gathering around sixty of its members to discuss the latest evolutions in the European distribution market  

29 October 2019

Europa Distribution discusses availability and visibility of European films on VoD platforms at San Sebastián

San Sebastián 2019 - San Sebastián Industry

Europa Distribution discusses availability and visibility of European films on VoD platforms at San Sebastián

Experts tried to offer an overview of the current trends in the VoD market despite the lack of transparency that prevents any analysis to reach decisive results  

30 September 2019

Europa Distribution addresses early strategy and positioning in Haugesund

Haugesund 2019 - New Nordic Films

Europa Distribution addresses early strategy and positioning in Haugesund

In partnership with New Nordic Films, the professional network analysed the case of Queen of Hearts’s rise to the international throne  

06 September 2019

Europa Distribution towards the future of digital marketing

Karlovy Vary 2019 - KVIFF Eastern Promises

Europa Distribution towards the future of digital marketing

The distributors network held a workshop dedicated to online marketing during the KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days at Karlovy Vary  

10 July 2019

A focus on Switzerland by Europa Distribution

Distribution - Switzerland

A focus on Switzerland by Europa Distribution

The European distributors network sheds some light on the situation of independent film distribution in the country  

27 June 2019

Ben Johnson • CEO, Gruvi

"Cinemas and distributors should work with each other, but they don't"

Ben Johnson • CEO, Gruvi

CANNES 2019: Ben Johnson, CEO at Gruvi, discusses the approach to marketing and promotion of the UK-based media technology company at the Marché du Film  

24 May 2019

A focus on Greece by Europa Distribution

Distribution - Greece

A focus on Greece by Europa Distribution

The European distributors network sheds some light on the situation of independent film distribution in the Mediterranean country  

31 December 2018

Scope100, European Film Challenge and Europa Distribution, three MEDIA success stories

Distribution - Europe

Scope100, European Film Challenge and Europa Distribution, three MEDIA success stories

The European distributors network highlights the achievements of distribution initiatives supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA  

28 December 2018

Europa Distribution discusses "the act of releasing" at IDFA

IDFA 2018 - Industry

Europa Distribution discusses "the act of releasing" at IDFA

Landing for the first time at the festival, the network organised a panel dedicated to the potential of documentaries when it comes to theatrical release  

21 December 2018

Europa Distribution wonders how to give old films a new life

San Sebastián 2018 – Industry

Europa Distribution wonders how to give old films a new life

The organisation hosted a panel at the San Sebastián International Film Festival dedicated to the exploitation of film catalogues  

11 October 2018

Franco di Sarro • CEO, Nexo Digital

"Art at the cinema, TV series previews and live events in order to grow the market"

Franco di Sarro • CEO, Nexo Digital

We speak to Franco di Sarro about the business model of Nexo Digital, the film event sector’s leading Italian company  

18 September 2018

Françoise Nyssen discusses series and protecting creation at the Lille Transatlantic Dialogues

Séries Mania 2018

Françoise Nyssen discusses series and protecting creation at the Lille Transatlantic Dialogues

The French Minister of Culture, present at the first Lille Transatlantic Dialogues at Séries Mania, values creation and wants strong regulation to protect it  

07 May 2018

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