Interview with Albert Yao, Head of Acquisitions of Swallow Wings, Taiwan

By Frances Harvey   In Taiwan, cinemas have remained open throughout the COVID-19 crisis, but it has meant distributors have had to change their strategies and target different audiences. We spoke to Albert Yao, Head of Acquisitions at Swallow Wings.   What type of films do you acquire at Swallow Wings? Swallow Wings has been…

Interview with Miguel Ángel Pérez, Founder of Surtsey Films, Spain

By Jesús Silva   We interviewed Miguel Ángel Pérez, founder of Spanish outfit Surtsey Films, to discuss the main challenges of the distribution market in Spain and the future of the sector after the pandemic.   How did the company come about and what is your editorial policy? Surtsey Films was launched in 2012. Back…

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…

Interview with Xènia Puiggrós, Distribution Coordinator of Segarra Films, Spain

By Jesús Silva   We talked to Xènia Puiggrós, Distribution Coordinator of Segarra Films, to discuss their line-up, the particularities of the Spanish market and the role of independent distributors in the industry.   Can you tell us about the history of the company and your editorial policy? Segarra Films was founded by Ramon Térmens…

Let’s Talk Animation: Europa Distribution at Cartoon Movie

  by Isabella Weber   Over the past few years several independent distributors started to invest more in animation films for family and kids, in order to vary their line-up and grow their audience. Until five-six years ago the big studios specialised in animation were releasing fewer films per year, following a regular calendar and…