Interview with Alessandro Giacobbe, Managing Director of Academy Two, Italy

By Jesús Silva   Alessandro Giacobbe, Managing Director of Italy’s Academy Two, broke down for us the main challenges for independent distributors in Italy, such as the difficult access to the screens. Cinemas across the country were reopened in mid-June, but when the market was slowly recovering after summer, the government declared a second lockdown…

Interview with Michael Stejskal, Managing Director of FilmLaden, Austria

By Frances Harvey   We spoke to FilmLaden’s Managing Director, Michael Stejskal, about the complexities of the Austrian market. Whilst the cinemas have re-opened after lockdown, there is still a threat of a second wave and an uncertain future.   Could you describe FilmLaden’s editorial policy?  Our last year’s programme is a good example: We…