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 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…

Europa Distribution at Sofia Meetings 2023

After two years of remote attendance and a hybrid edition last spring, the 20th Sofia Meetings went back to its usual dates during the Sofia International Film Festival, unfolding between 22 and 26 March. The prestigious industry gathering, focused on film projects from Central and Eastern Europe, renewed its partnership with Europa Distribution, hosting a…

Europa Distribution’s Case Studies at Cartoon Movie 2023

By Jesús Silva While the number of animation titles has increased within the catalogues of independent distributors in recent years, finding the right target audience and appropriate tools when promoting these kinds of films remains one of the greatest challenges for publishers, considering we are dealing with cultural products which are still widely regarded as…

EDMentorShe wraps its second year

By Aurore Engelen   The second edition of the mentorship programme for female distribution professionals, devised by Europa Distribution, has now wrapped in Brussels After launching a highly promising first edition of it EDMentorShe programme at the height of the pandemic (read our article), the European network of independent film publishers and distributors Europa Distribution…

Film Distribution Innovation Hub at KVIFF

  by Jesús Silva Continuing with its annual festival tour —after its latest stop at Sofia Meetings back in June (see news)—, Europa Distribution resumed its partnership with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2022. The European network of independent film distributors organised the first edition of the Film Distribution Innovation Hub, a new…

DISTRIBUTORS ON THE MOVE 2021

By Jesús Silva   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…

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…

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…

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…