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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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Workshop on Animation at Cartoon

In the framework of the 20th Edition of Cartoon Movie, Europa Distribution organized a workshop on animation. While many distributors are habitués of the Cartoon event, this was for others the occasion to get more familiar with the specificities of the animation and benefit from their colleagues’ expertise. To unveil the secrets of distributing animation, nothing better than getting practical: the distributors present in Bordeaux focused their attention on four specific titles and compared the different marketing approaches and results obtained in their respective countries.

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Focus on Film Distribution: UK

What are the challenges facing UK distributors today and how are they different from those engaging their European colleagues? While Theresa May and Donald Tusk are busy negotiating the terms of Brexit, we interviewed some UK Independent Distributors to discuss with them the current situation of their market and it seems that, Brexit or not, a revolution is already in progress.

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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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