Interview with Xènia Puiggrós, Distribution Coordinator of Segarra Films, Spain

by Jesús Silva We talked to Xènia Puiggrós, Distribution Coordinator of Segarra Films, to discuss their line-up, the particularities of the Spanish market and the role of independent distributors in the industry.   Can you tell us about the history of the company and your editorial policy? Segarra Films was founded by Ramon Térmens in 2010 as an independent production company. About 3 years ago we started doing distribution, and so far our catalogue has…

Interview with Jakob Kijas, General Manager of Eksystent Distribution, Germany

By Jesús Silva We talked to Jakob Kijas, General Manager of German distributor Eksystent Distribution, about the main challenges independent distributors have to face in Germany, as well as the effects of the global health crisis on the market.   How did you start working in film distribution? What’s your company’s editorial policy?  We launched the company back in 2012 and the first film we acquired was It Looks Pretty from a Distance by Anka…

European Distribution: Focus on Belgium

 by Isabella Weber While the debate on the “Digital Single Market” is still a hot topic of discussion for the whole European Film Industry, Europa Distribution continues its internal survey to explore the current situation of Film Distribution in each European country. Belgium. A split territory surrounded by bigger markets At first sight the Belgium film market presents the same overview as most of European markets with a significant predominance of American films over everything…

European Distribution : Focus on Germany

European Distribution: Focus on Germany  „Der Untergang“   by Birgit Heidsiek   For the very first time in the history of mankind, we can observe the rise and fall of a whole art form. The experience of watching a high quality piece of art in a cinema, be it a master piece from the silent movie era of the 1920‘s, or be it a milestone from the 1970‘s or 1980‘s, will be replaced by seeing these…

European Distribution : Focus on Spain

European Distribution : Focus on Spain Distribuidores al borde de un ataque de nervios?  by Birgit Heidsiek   Due to the economic crisis, the tremendous increase of ticket prices, the lack of a young target audience and not least piracy, it has become difficult to release European art house films in Spain. The total number of cinema admissions keeps dropping constantly since ten years. While in 2004 there still were 147m tickets sold, the number…