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Animation Films for Adults: Challenges and Opportunities

In the framework of the 21st edition of Cartoon Movie, Europa Distribution organised on March 5th a workshop for its members focusing on European animation films for adults. Over the past few years « A List » International Film Festivals such as Cannes have been opening their selections to filmmakers working with animation, offering a new visibilty to those animation films that do not directly address children. But what happens to such titles once they leave the red carpets to venture into National distributions?

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Focus on Film Distribution: SWITZERLAND

How do independent film distributors work in a country that counts 3 official languages and 26 cantons? We asked our Swiss members Agora Films, Filmcoopi Zürich, Cineworx, Praesens-Film and Xenix Filmdistribution to share with us their views on the market.

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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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