FOCUS ON RUSSIA AND LITHUANIA

by Jesús Silva Following some of our previous articles about the situation of independent film distribution in countries such as Iceland, UK and Portugal, we will now take a look at the landscape of a very particular tandem of states: Russia and Lithuania. We have interviewed the members of Europa Distribution based in these countries in order to get a better insight of the current state of affairs. What are the main problems affecting independent distributors in these territories?…

Dial A for Audience. Europa Distribution at the 14th Sofia Meetings

by Isabella Weber This year Europa Distribution celebrated the 7th anniversary of its partnership with the Sofia Meetings, bringing over 20 distributors to the 21st edition of the Sofia International Film Festival from March 16 to March 19. Besides attending the festival’s activities, the members of Europa Distribution gathered on Friday 17th to discuss the new forms of collaboration between Film Festivals and distributors in a private workshop entitled “Dial A for Audience. How can…

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Distribution But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Distribution But Were Afraid to Ask Risks or Opportunities? A look to Film Distribution today by Isabella Weber   Outside of the cinema industry there is not much awareness about the existence of a special bridge that takes a film from being made to being seen, and that bridge is called “Distribution”. So, what is it that distributors actually do? Addressing this topic on an open panel organized…