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Europa Distribution’s Case Studies at Cartoon Movie 2024

By Jesús Silva Releasing independent animated films remains one of the most enduring challenges for publishers across Europe, primarily due to the complexities of identifying and engaging the appropriate target audience while dealing with unbalanced competition from major American productions. Collaboration between distributors is essential to address these obstacles and develop effective marketing strategies for…

Europa Distribution Wraps its Fourth Edition of the EDMentorShe Programme in Brussels

By Sarah Quinless   The EDMS programme was first created in 2019 with the aim of increasing female representation in management and leadership positions in the independent distribution sphere. While the sector otherwise maintains an equal balance of genders, with women very well represented in acquisitions, sales, programming, communication, press, marketing and legal affairs, this…

Europa Distribution discussed online distribution in Berlin

  By Jesús Silva Renewing its partnership with the European Film Market, Europa Distribution hosted its 17th Annual Conference during the 74th Berlin International Film Festival. The gathering attracted nearly 50 members from the association, representing over 20 different countries across Europe and beyond. Attendees participated in various activities organised by the International Network of…

DISTRIBUTORS FROM ALL OVER EUROPE (AND BEYOND) SHARE HOW THEY BRING THE SEASON’S MAJOR DOCUMENTARIES TO CINEMAS, THROUGH TAILORED EVENTS AND PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGNS

By Alberta Mutti  Release strategy changes from one country to another but sometimes there are many interesting similarities. The implementation of new and innovative releases strategy is necessary when it comes to documentaries: from side events to the involvement of partners and institutions, the process of releasing and promoting a documentary varies continuously. This was…

EUROPA DISTRIBUTION CONNECTS SCRIPT ANALYSIS AND AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AT SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

  By Sarah Quinless  As part of their longstanding and fruitful partnership with the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Europa Distribution gathered 35 distributors for a 3-day long workshop on script analysis in the scope of the festival from 24-28 of September 2023. The main goal of this workshop was to give distributors a greater…

Europa Distribution and Venice Production Bridge bring together distributors and producers to enhance the workflow from creation to audience engagement

By Jesús Silva Vilas In a new effort to foster collaboration within the film industry, Europa Distribution organised the first international working session bringing together distributors and producers. This initiative marked the launch of a new partnership with the Venice Production Bridge in the framework of the 80th Venice International Film Festival. On Sunday, 3…

Europa Distribution Examines How Nordic Films Are Released Around Europe at NNF Haugesund 2023

By Michael Gubbins   The Nordic region has built a global reputation for excellence in films but distributors/publishers are facing serious challenges in the post-Covid economic climate, particularly in marketing and releasing exciting but unknown new works. The annual Europa Distribution panel in the scope of New Nordic Films at the Norwegian International Film Festival…

Europa Distribution Film Innovation Hub at KVIFF 2023

By Jesús Silva Vilas Europa Distribution resumed its partnership with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this year, launching a new iteration of its Film Distribution Innovation Hub, a dedicated space for film publishers to discuss the innovations needed in the sector, in partnership with the KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days (2-5 July). The activity…

Europa Distribution’s EDMentorShe wraps its third edition

  By Elli Mastorou The mentorship programme for female distribution professionals held a successful closing session in Brussels. After two successful editions – including the first one at the height of the pandemic, the closing session of Europa Distribution’s third edition of the EDMentorShe was held in Brussels on June 23. It all started in…

Europa Distribution — Green Distribution Workshop 2023

By Jesús Silva Vilas Upholding its commitment to support the greening of the distribution sector, and the sustainability of the film industry as a whole, Europa Distribution held the second edition of its Green Distribution Workshop this year. On 20 June, more than 20 distributors joined the event, a 3-hour long online round table and…