Interview with Marc Smit, Co-CEO of Cinéart, Benelux

By Jesús Silva We spoke to Marc Smit, Co-CEO of Cinéart, who offered us some insight into the situation of the distribution market in the Benelux and their strategy to navigate the current crisis.   How did the company start and what is your editorial policy? Cinéart has been around for 45 years. It was originally established in Belgium, but in 2008 we launched a subsidiary in the Netherlands. I think it was a very…

Interview with Seppe Vanhaecke, Responsible for Distribution at MOOOV, Belgium

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with our member Seppe Vanhaecke, responsible for distribution at MOOOV, to discuss their role within the Benelux distribution market and the measures they are taking in order to adapt their business model to the current global situation.   Can you tell us about your company’s history and editorial policy? We are actually a government subsidised organization, which resulted from the merging of two festivals back in 2013. Distribution…

Interview with Olivier Van den Broek, Managing partner of The Searchers, Belgium

By Jesús Silva We caught up with Olivier Van den Broek, co-founder and managing partner of the distribution company The Searchers, to discuss their line-up and how they are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.   Why did you start your own distribution company and what is your editorial policy? We founded The Searchers in 2015, after working as consultants in acquisitions for a smaller company. Back then we felt that arthouse distributors were clearly addressing…