Interview with Daniel Goroshko, CEO & Head of Acquisitions of A-One Films, Russia

By Joachim Soudan   We caught up with Daniel Goroshko, Head of Acquisitions and CEO of A-One Films, to discuss the Arthouse movie market in Russia and how distributing movies gets even more unpredictable with the need of the ministry of culture’s authorisation. After the lockdown, cinemas reopened in August and September, little by little.…

Interview with Tobias Lehmann, Managing Director of Alamode Film, Germany

By Jesús Silva   Tobias Lehmann, Managing Director of Alamode Film, discusses the role of independent distributors, the particularities of releasing arthouse films in Germany and the effects of the COVID pandemic on their business. Once a paradise for home entertainment, the German market is becoming more competitive while increasingly relying on theatrical revenues. Distributors…

Interview with Stefan Bradea, Co-founder and International Acquisitions Manager of Bad Unicorn, Romania

By Joachim Soudan   We talked to Stefan Bradea of Bad Unicorn about the particularities of distributing Independent films in Romania and the impact of the Covid on the market. The small number of dedicated arthouse cinemas makes it necessary for independent films to compete with commercial films and seduce the multiplexes audience. As for…

Interview with Alaa Karkouti, CEO and Co-founder of MAD Solutions, Egypt

By Joachim Soudan   We talked with Alaa Karkouti, CEO and Co-founder of MAD Solutions and Co-founder of the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), and he told us about some aspects of the Egyptian market and the Arab world: the necessity to join forces in a landscape with no support from the states, the need of…

Interview with Régine Vial, Head of Distribution at Les Films du Losange, France

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with Régine Vial, Head of Distribution at French outfit Les Films du Losange, to discuss the history of the company and the situation of the market in times of pandemic. Despite the enormous effort made by French independent distributors, who managed to keep a constant stream of releases…

Interview with Antonio Medici, CEO of Bim Distribuzione, Italy

By Jesús Silva   Antonio Medici, CEO of Bim Distribuzione, talks about the situation of independent film distribution in Italy, where the global health crisis has accelerated some trends that were already visible in the market, such as the reduction in cinema attendance. Despite cinemas reopening back in June, and with a network of open-air…