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Schermata 2018-11-23 alle 19.06.23

Discussing documentary theatrical release at IDFA

Landing for the first time at the IDFA, Europa Distribution on November 19th made full house organizing -in partnership with the Festival’s Industry Talk programme- a public panel dedicated to the potential of documentaries when it comes to theatrical release. Europa Distribution members continued the discussion on the next day during a closed session discussing specific case studies.

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Focus on Film Distribution: Russia and Lithuania

What are the main problems affecting independent distributors in Lithuania and in Russia? What are the particularities of their markets? Can we find common motivations and concerns between two countries with such a different scale?

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The role of MEDIA in sustaining Independent Film Distribution

Ever since its creation in 1991 the MEDIA programme has pursued the objective of increasing the circulation of European films within and beyond Europe. Today, thanks to the MEDIA programme, audiences across Europe can enjoy a large variety of European films that would not otherwise make it across borders. If it is hard to evaluate the cultural impact of a film release in a territory, it is possible however to clearly see how much the MEDIA funds have helped European films to circulate out of their production territories, encouraging passionate independent distributors to take more calculated risks and bring films they love to an audience that they know like no one else.

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11th General Assembly

40 distributors, members of Europa Distribution, gathered in Karlovy Vary from the 2nd to the 6th of July in the scope of the Industry Event of the Festival. They were involved in an intense agenda of activities organised by the network and its partners for the occasion of Europa Distribution’s 11th Annual Conference. The fil rouge chosen to guide the conversation was the current state of the Film Industry and the role of its “Constant Gardeners”: distributors. What role do they occupy in today’s ecosystem?

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