The Bigger Picture on Public Film Funding – Europa Distribution in San Sebastian

by Isabella Weber   Absorbed in the small, time-consuming everyday tasks, sometimes professionals find it it hard to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. This is especially true for distributors when it comes to scouting for public film funds, which are essential in supporting the releases of many European titles. Up until now, film funds have tended to largely prioritise production but, lately, certain funds have come to the conclusion that…

The Constant Gardeners – What role for Distributors in the new Film Industry Ecosystem? Europa Distribution’s 11th Annual Conference in Karlovy Vary

by Isabella Weber 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…

“C” for Cinema? The ABC of Film Education

Europa Distribution in Karlovy Vary – “C” for Cinema? The ABC of Film Education by Isabella Weber   The International Film Festival of Karlovy Vary hosted again this year the largest annual gathering of the members of Europa Distribution who, from July 3 to July 7, got together to address several critical topics for independent distribution today, focusing especially on the current situation of Film Education in Europe.   With the cinema spectators growing older…

Sailing on legal offer streams

By Eva Morsch Kihn   In the framework of the 63rd edition of the International Film Festival of San Sebastián (Spain), Europa Distribution in cooperation with the Industry Club organised a workshop on the theme « Pushing legal offer and fighting piracy ».   “The basic pillars for films to exist online: new perspectives on discoverability, an eye-catching legal offer and a decreasing piracy” was the starting point of the workshop. Moderated by Michael Gubbins (SampoMedia, UK), this open panel…