Mad Solutions to promote arthouse cinema in the Arab world. Interview with Alaa Karkouti

by Isabella Weber   Venturing beyond European borders, Europa Distribution is expanding its focus  on local independent film distribution to take you, thanks to the help of our member MAD Solutions, on a journey to the Arab countries.   MAD: One company, five branches, one hundred projects   MAD Solutions was founded in 2010 as a distribution company devoted to arthouse cinema and based in Cairo. At the time, Arab cinema was booming and in a few…

Focus on Switzerland

by Isabella Weber   After our 2018’s summer tour of independent film distribution in Greece (read here) and the exploration of the eastern regions of Europe (read here our articles on Russia and Lithuania), Europa Distribution pulls its focus lenses on Switzerland. How do independent film distributors work in a country that counts 3 official languages and 26 cantons?   One country… three releases  For most of the Swiss independent distributors the largest target group is represented by…

Joining resources to grow stronger together : Europa Distribution’s workshop in Sofia

by Isabella Weber   Far from being prerogative of do-gooders dictionaries, expressions such as “sharing economy,” “co-creation,” “open data” define today very concrete business models. So when it comes to indie film distribution, what can be shared?   20 distributors, 1 transmedia architect, 1 cultural centre manager and 1 representative of the Lux  Film Prize were gathered in Sofia by Europa Distribution in the framework of the Sofia Meetings, to discuss the potential of collaborative…

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for EAVE Film Marketing Workshop

  EAVE is launching its call for applications for the Film Marketing Workshop! Discount of the workshop fee is offered to graduates of EAVE European Producers Workshop as well as to members of the EAVE partners Europa International and Europa Distribution. Application deadline: October 14, 2013 EXTENDED Deadline : October 21, 2013 !   20th anniversary of the Film Marketing Workshop: November 22-24, 2013 (Luxembourg) Don’t miss the deadline for EAVE’s well known Film Marketing…