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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 the European Audiovisual Production Association (CEPI); Eurocinema; Europa Distribution; Europa International; the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF); the International Federation of Film Distributors’ and Publishers’ Association (FIAD); the Federation of European Screen…

How to make European distribution greener and more sustainable?

By Davide Abbatescianni   During the first Green Distribution Workshop organised by Europa Distribution, the participants contributed to the creation of a toolbox of good practices to make business strategies, office work and travel arrangements more environmentally friendly.   On 7 April, Europa Distribution has organised its first Green Distribution Workshop. The event, held online,…

DISTRIBUTORS ON THE MOVE 2021

Following the success of its first edition, Europa Distribution launched a new series of calls for the “Distributors on the Move” programme in 2021. The main goal of this initiative, aimed at members of the network working in marketing and promotion, is to foster the exchange and collaboration between independent distributors from different territories. The…

Interview with Adeline Margueron, Distributor, Le Parc Distribution, Belgium

By Davide Abbatescianni   We caught up with Adeline Margueron, Head of Distribution at Liège-based outfit Le Parc Distribution. Our conversation revolved around the company’s line-up and strategies, the support measures implemented to fight the healthcare crisis and the distribution of family-orientated and animated films in the French-speaking part of Belgium.   How would you…

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 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,…