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Interview with Mika Siltala, CEO and founder of Cinema Mondo, Finland

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with Mika Siltala, CEO and founder of Finnish distributor Cinema Mondo, to discuss how they managed to survive throughout the lockdown thanks to a diversified business model.   How would you describe your line-up and editorial policy? Cinema Mondo was founded in 1990. Since then, we have released…

Interview with Miguel Ángel Pérez, Founder of Surtsey Films, Spain

By Jesús Silva   We interviewed Miguel Ángel Pérez, founder of Spanish outfit Surtsey Films, to discuss the main challenges of the distribution market in Spain and the future of the sector after the pandemic.   How did the company come about and what is your editorial policy? Surtsey Films was launched in 2012. Back…

Interview with Kim Foss, Managing Director of Camera Film, Denmark

By Jesús Silva   We talked to Kim Foss, Managing Director of Camera Film, about the situation of the Danish distribution market after the lockdown, including the restrictions for cinema reopenings.   What is your company’s setup and editorial policy? We have two main lines of work: On one hand, we have the distribution company,…

Interview with Ivo Andrle, CEO of Aerofilms, Czech Republic

By Jesús Silva   We chatted with Ivo Andrle, head of Czech outfit Aerofilms, about the situation of independent film distribution in the Czech Republic, one of the first European countries to reopen cinemas after the lockdown.   How did the company start and what is your editorial policy? Aerofilms has been around for almost…

Interview with Huub Roelvink, Managing Director of Cherry Pickers, The Netherlands

By Frances Harvey   Distributor Cherry Pickers had just released Yann Arthus Bertrand’s Woman, (following a series of successful previews as part of International Women’s Day) when the cinemas in the Netherlands were ordered to close due to COVID-19. We spoke to the company’s founder and managing director, Huub Roelvink.   How is the distribution…

Interview with Xènia Puiggrós, Distribution Coordinator of Segarra Films, Spain

By Jesús Silva   We talked to Xènia Puiggrós, Distribution Coordinator of Segarra Films, to discuss their line-up, the particularities of the Spanish market and the role of independent distributors in the industry.   Can you tell us about the history of the company and your editorial policy? Segarra Films was founded by Ramon Térmens…

Interview with Seppe Vanhaecke, Responsible for Distribution at MOOOV, Belgium

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with our member Seppe Vanhaecke, responsible for distribution at MOOOV, to discuss their role within the Benelux distribution market and the measures they are taking in order to adapt their business model to the current global situation.   Can you tell us about your company’s history and editorial…

Interview with Hans Kok, Managing Partner of Arti Film, The Netherlands

by Jesús Silva   We chatted with Hans Kok, Managing Partner of Dutch distribution company Arti Film, about their release strategy, the challenges of working in a very competitive market and their thoughts about the impact of the lockdown caused by the coronavirus.   What is your editorial policy? We release 12 movies every year,…

Interview with Margherita Chiti, General Manager of Teodora Film, Italy

by Jesús Silva We interviewed Margherita Chiti, General Manager and Head of Acquisitions and TV sales of Teodora Film, to discuss the complexities of the Italian market and her position as an independent distributor in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Could you tell us about the company’s history and your editorial policy? Teodora…