Interview with Mira Staleva, Distributor, Art Fest, Bulgaria

By Davide Abbatescianni   We sat down with Mira Staleva, Distribution Manager at Sofia-based outfit Art Fest. We discussed the company’s editorial policy, the current challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and the Bulgarian film distribution landscape.   What’s your company’s line up? What about your editorial policy? Our editorial policy focuses on arthouse titles.…

Pascal Trächslin, CEO of Cineworx, Switzerland

By Davide Abbatescianni   We caught up with Pascal Trächslin, CEO of Basel-based production and distribution outfit Cineworx. Our conversation revolved around the company’s line-up and strategies, the support measures implemented to fight the ongoing healthcare crisis and the distribution of European arthouse films in Switzerland.   How would you describe your company’s line-up and…

Interview with Michael Höfner, CEO of GMFilms, Germany

By Joachim Soudan   We met Michael Höfner, founder of GMFilms, and asked him to tell us about his company and Germany’s market and situation during the Covid-19 pandemic. He describes his work as a sole trader, explains the small arthouse audience, and shares his interrogations for the future.   How would you describe your…

Interview with Ignacio Segura, General Manager of DeAPlaneta, Spain

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with Ignacio Segura, General Manager of DeAPlaneta, who opened up about their editorial policy, the particular traits of the Spanish market for independent distribution and the difficulties undergone by the sector during the global health crisis. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the films released…

Interview with Thomas Bertacche, co-founder of Tucker Film, Italy

By Joachim Soudan   We had a chat with Thomas Bertacche, co-founder of Tucker Film, a distribution company specialised in European and Asian films. He speaks with us about the variety of work done around movies, including organising a festival and launching a streaming platform, the strategy of investing in Asian titles to work their…

Interview with Oana Furdea, Distribution Manager, Transilvania Film, Romania

By Davide Abbatescianni   We sat down with Oana Furdea, Distribution Manager at Bucharest-based outfit Transilvania Film. We discussed the company’s editorial policy, the current challenges posed by the pandemic and the Romanian film distribution landscape.   What’s your company’s line up? What about your editorial policy? Our company was established in 2003. We’re trying…

Interview with Peter Sølvsten Thomsen, Head of Distribution of Angel Films, Denmark

By Davide Abbatescianni We had the opportunity to talk to Peter Sølvsten Thomsen, Head of Distribution of Copenhagen-based production and distribution outfit Angel Films. Our conversation revolved around the company’s business strategy, its editorial policy, the peculiarities of the Danish distribution market and the challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.   How would you…

Interview with Miguel Morales, Director of Wanda Vision, Spain

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with Miguel Morales, Director of Wanda Vision, who opened up about the particularities of distributing independent films in Spain. Due to a decentralised approach for tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, Spanish distributors must keep up to date on the different restrictions affecting cinemas in every region of the country,…

Interview with Irini Souganidou and Soli Beraha, Managing Director and Head of Acquisition of Feelgood Entertainment, Greece

By Joachim Soudan   We met with Irini Souganidou and Soli Beraha to talk about the Greek film market, concentrated in two main cities and dominated by multiplexes. They describe for us their most creative campaigns and tell us about the challenges and consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, since in Greece, until now, there have…

Interview with João Paulo Abreu, Managing Director of FILMS4YOU, Portugal

By Jesús Silva   We talked to João Paulo Abreu, Managing Director of FILMS4YOU, about the special features of the Portuguese market and the current tendencies in the field of independent distribution. In the midst of a second pandemic wave, cinemas all over the country had to reduce their operations, while distributors decided to pull…