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…

Animation films for adults: Challenges and Opportunities

Europa Distribution Workshop at Cartoon   by Isabella Weber   Over the past few years « A List » International Film Festivals such as Cannes have been opening their selections to filmmakers working with animation (Red Turtle, Zombillennium, Mirai…), offering a new visibilty to those animation films that do not directly address children. But what happens to such…

The Act of Releasing: How to bring documentaries to theatres successfully.

by Isabella Weber Landing for the first time at the IDFA, Europa Distribution on November 19th made full house organizing -in partnership with the Festival’s Industry Talk programme- a public panel dedicated to the potential of documentaries when it comes to theatrical release. The panel of experts involved to explore the theme included independent distributors members of the Europa…

European Distribution : Focus on Czech Republic and Slovakia

by Isabella Weber   Moving towards East, Europa Distribution’s enquire on the current state of indie film distribution continues; after Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain it is time for Czech Republic and Slovakia to unveil their distribution scenario.   Two Countries, One Market?   Up until 1992, Czech Republic and Slovakia were united in…

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Distribution But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Distribution But Were Afraid to Ask Risks or Opportunities? A look to Film Distribution today by Isabella Weber   Outside of the cinema industry there is not much awareness about the existence of a special bridge that takes a film from being made to being seen, and that…