Interview with Thomas Verkaeren, General Manager of O’Brother, BENELUX

By Joachim Soudan   Thomas Verkaeren, O’Brother‘s General Manager, discusses for us a line-up built on taking care of specific Belgian producers’ films rather than on acquiring quantities of films on the markets. He walks us through the complexities and challenges of the Benelux, a multiple and divided territory, partly dependent on France, and speaks…

Interview with Richard Mowe, Co-director of Cinéfile, United Kingdom

By Joachim Soudan   We talked to Richard Mowe, Co-Director of CinéFile, about the Covid-19 situation and how the company reacted by focussing on the VOD back-catalogue. Moreover, he describes for us his perception of the distributor’s work and speaks about further releases.   What is your company’s line up? Your editorial policy and why?…

Interview with Hans König, Head of Distribution of Polyfilm, Austria

By Jesús Silva   We spoke to Hans König, Head of Distribution at Polyfilm, who shared with us some of the main traits of the Austrian market for independent film distribution, such as the strong connection with Germany and the necessity to rely almost exclusively on theatrical distribution. In order to tackle the effects of…