ED Mentor She: The Mentoring Programme dedicated to Women in Film Distribution

By Isabella Weber   Film distribution, like most cultural sectors in Europe, is a professional field where women are largely employed. Women who work in marketing, social media, PR and programming. More rarely in acquisitions. Much more rarely in managing positions. Out of the 113 independent distribution companies that are part of Europa Distribution’s network,…

Releasing documentaries in times of pandemic. Europa Distribution’s Case Studies at IDFA 2021

By Jesús Silva   After the hiatus imposed by the pandemic in 2020, which led to the cancellation of many professional meetings and events in the film industry, Europa Distribution came back to IDFA for the third time this year, renewing its partnership with the Festival’s Industry Talk programme. On November 22nd, some of the…

RECOVER, REBOOT, RESHAPE. European distributors discuss about the post-covid era at the MIA Market in Rome.

By Isabella Weber   Continuing its long and fruitful collaboration with the MIA – Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo, 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 – for the annual General Assembly…

The “new normal” for independent film distribution. Europa Distribution in San Sebastian

By Isabella Weber   Things change and practices evolve in all businesses, and the pandemic seems to have pushed the accelerator extra hard for the film industry. After almost two years of co-existence with Covid-19, it is clear that many things we were used to will not go back to being just as “before” and…

The “new normal” for independent film distribution. Europa Distribution in San Sebastian

By Isabella Weber   Things change and practices evolve in all businesses, and the pandemic seems to have pushed the accelerator extra hard for the film industry. After almost two years of co-existence with Covid-19, it is clear that many things we were used to will not go back to being just as “before” and…

The circulation and promotion of Scandinavian films: How can Nordic films reach an international audience?

Europa Distribution panel at New Nordic Films, Haugesund on Thursday August 26, 2021   Written by Michel Gubbins   The Nordic region has become established as a distinctive brand and a quality mark for international distributors with prospects for continued growth, according to a panel at the Haugesund International Film Festival, organised by Europa Distribution.…

The Marché du Film and the European independent distributors

By Davide Abbatescianni   Cannes’ Marché du Film has always been an event of crucial importance for the whole international film industry. After the cancellation of the 2020 festival and the huge disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition of the world’s largest film market is a much-anticipated opportunity for distributors, sales agents,…

Interview with Yves Blösche, Distributor, Filmcoopi Zürich

By Davide Abbatescianni   We caught the opportunity to chat with Yves Blösche, Managing Partner at Zürich-based distributor Filmcoopi. Our conversation revolved around the peculiarities of the Swiss market, the company’s editorial policy, its recent line-up ahead of Cannes as well as its distribution and marketing strategies.   What’s your company’s line up? What about…

Interview with Michel Zana, Head of Distribution of Dulac Distribution, France

By Jesús Silva   Michel Zana, Head of Distribution of Dulac Distribution, shared his views on the French market and the specific Covid-recovery measures implemented by the local authorities to support the industry during the pandemic. Zana also opened up about the failed proposal of a concerted calendar for distribution after the second lockdown.  …

Interview with Alexis Mas, CEO of Condor Distribution, France

By Jesús Silva   We sat down with Alexis Mas, CEO of Condor Distribution, who shared with us his particular approach as an independent distributor in France. In 2020, his company enjoyed one of its most successful years in terms of theatrical admissions, due to the lack of new films after the first lockdown. However,…