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CANNES 2022 – PANEL “CONSTANT GARDENERS: THE REALITIES OF TODAY’S FILM SECTOR IN EUROPE”
This conference, taking place at Marché du Film – Cannes Film Festival on Monday 23 May at 14.00-16.00, is co-developed by several audio-visual associations, representing creation, production, sales agents, distribution and cinema exhibition.Read more
How to make European Distribution greener and more sustainable?
On 7 April, Europa Distribution has organised its first Green Distribution Workshop. The event, held online, saw the participants sharing their best green practices for the distribution sector.Read more
Distributors on the Move 2021
Europa Distribution launched a the second edition of its exchange programme “Distributors on the Move”, addressed at members working in marketing who wish to have an intensive learning experience with a company abroad.Read more
ED MENTOR SHE: THE MENTORING PROGRAMME DEDICATED TO WOMEN IN FILM DISTRIBUTION
Europa Distribution created a mentoring programme especially dedicated to women in distribution, with the goal of reducing the gender gap responsible for the scarcity of women in decision-making positions.The participants of the first edition of EDMentorShe finally got the chance to gather in Brussels to share the outcome of their experience.
RELEASING DOCUMENTARIES IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC. EUROPA DISTRIBUTION’S CASE STUDIES AT IDFA 2021
Europa Distribution came back to IDFA in Amsterdam on November 2021 where some of the association’s members gathered for a series of case studies on the release of documentary films. The meeting took place as a hybrid event, with distributors joining also in remote.Read more
Recover, Reboot, Reshape. European Distributors discuss about the post-Covid era at the MIA Market in Rome
Continuing its long and fruitful collaboration with the MIA, Europa Distribution organized in Rome between October 13th and 17th its Annual Conference. The association’s activities started with the gathering of all members present, over 40, coming from 19 different countries.Read more
The “New Normal” for independent film distribution. Europa Distribution in San Sebastian
Renewing its long-term partnership with the San Sebastián Film Festival, Europa Distribution organized on 19-23 September a public panel and a private workshop to examine the ideas, the experiments and the best practices that independent distributors have been testing during the pandemic putting under the spotlight those innovations that are here to stay.Read more
The circulation and promotion of Scandinavian films: How can Nordic films reach an international audience?
Europa Distribution panel in partnership with New Nordic Films at Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on Thursday August 26, 2021Read more
The Marché du Film and the European Independent Distributors
With the Cannes Film Festival finally back, five European distributors, members of Europa Distribution, have shared their takes on this year’s physical edition of the event and their editorial strategies following the reopening of cinemas.Read more
Europa Distribution's Workshops are back!
In March 2021, Europa Distribution was part of two major events that open the European film industry’s spring calendar: Cartoon Movie (9-11 March) and Sofia Meetings (17-24 March). For the association it was the occasion to experiment for the first time with all-digital workshops. The gatherings, however virtual, felt to all participants as friendly occasions to meet again after a long and challenging year. During both workshops, distributors exchanged information, advices and best practices.Read more
Independent distributors claim their cultural role as publishers - Europa Distribution at MIA
Europa Distribution held its 14th Annual Conference in Rome (14-17 October) in the framework of the MIA Market, gathering together distributors to raise awareness on the their role in film industry and to discuss how distributors, coming from different countries, are handling their work and film releases different ways.Read more
LET’S TALK ANIMATION: EUROPA DISTRIBUTION AT CARTOON MOVIE
Within the framework of the Cartoon Movie event held in Bordeaux (3-5 March), Europa Distribution organised a workshop for its members focused on the theatrical release of animation films, inviting distributors to discuss about their experiences, highlighting the best practices as well as unsuccess stories where valuable lessons could be shared and learnt.Read more
Europa Distribution's new exchange programme
Europa Distribution launched a pilot edition of its exchange programme “Distributors on the Move”, addressed at members working in marketing who wish to have an intensive learning experience with a company abroad.Read more
The situation of independent film distribution Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria
Due to a severe lack of screens, a limited window market and the ever-present threat of piracy, independent distributors in the region have to think “outside of the box” and find new ways to connect with their audiences. Events and special screenings have become the predominant strategy, while some growth trends offer a light at the end of the tunnel. But is this enough?Read more
Why together is Better - Europa Distribution at MIA
Europa Distribution held its 13th Annual Conference in Rome (16-19 October) in the framework of the MIA Market, gathering around sixty members of the association to discuss about the latest evolutions in the European distribution market. With an ever-increasing number of films released every year, and competition for audience’s attention getting tougher in the era of multiplication of contents, the need for joining forces across different parts of the film’s value chain has taken a central place in the current debate.Read more
Europa Distribution at San Sebastian Film Festival
Over the past six years the expansion in Europe of big international VoD players such as Netflix and Amazon has started an irreversible process that is changing – and, according to some, disrupting – the whole film market. While it is true that those consumers who know what they want can get it “here and now” far more easily than in the past, it is also true that in the maze of logarithms ruling the VoD world, it is harder for the audience to discover any new content. On September 23rd Europa Distribution, in partnership with the San Sebastián Film Festival, tackled the issue with the help of experts from various fields during an open panel entitled “The Holy Grailof right holders: the availability and visibility of European films on VoD platforms”.Read more