The fight against piracy: response and responsibility

  “The film industry has to come up with new strategies to fight piracy“, says Torsten Frehse, CEO of Berlin-based distribution company Neue Visionen. Since films can be reproduced digitally, piracy is no longer an issue that only affects the major studios. Independent European distributors report growing damages because their art house titles are pirated. “The dubbed German version of the Norwegian comedy A Somewhat Gentle Man by Hans Petter Moland was streamed illegally between…

“What kids want” by Birgit Heidsiek

The future audience of art house films is determined by our children. Film education is an essential element for audience building. But it is not easy to get the young audience interested in animated art house films as distributors from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, and Switzerland reported at the annual conference of Europa Distribution in Estoril. Several case studies gave an inside look at the release of animated art house films in different territories.…