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…

Effective Communication in Professional Negotiations: Europa Distribution’s Workshop in Marrakech

by Isabella Weber For the 3rd consecutive year, Europa Distribution organized a workshop on Professional Interactions and Negotiation in the framework of the Marrakech International Film Festival. In a time when the number of films distributed everywhere in Europe keeps increasing, while the number of the cinema theatres remains the same, the ability to effectively communicate with all parts of the Industry chain, to give visibility to non-mainstream films, becomes especially crucial.   From the…

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…

9th annual conference at Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

by Eva Morsch Kihn   The 9th Europa Distribution annual conference, organized with the support of Creative Europe, took place from July the 5th to the 8th in the scope of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic. This event is part of a cycle of workshops organized by Europa Distribution all year round in partnership with important film festivals in Europe and beyond. The important number of distributors who participated to the conference…

Discussing animation in Annecy

by Isabella Weber   In the lively framework of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Europa Distribution gathered some of its members to discuss about animation on two separate occasions. In the morning of June the 17th, an internal workshop conceived for a small group of distributors of the network took place. Later, on the same day, the distributors joined other key figures of the animation industry to discuss the state of play of European…

Europa Distribution & the Lux Prize team up at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

A workshop titled “Distribution of European Films: A Dangerous Hobby or Sustainable Business Model” will take place at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on July 1, organized by the European Parliament’s LUX Prize, Europa Distribution and KVIFF. “The partnership with the European Parliament is extremely important as we can show to our network of distributors that the European Institutions are fighting to sustain the wider circulation of European film in the continent,” said Adeline Monzier, head of Europa Distribution.…