Europa Distribution Wraps its Fourth Edition of the EDMentorShe Programme in Brussels

By Sarah Quinless   The EDMS programme was first created in 2019 with the aim of increasing female representation in management and leadership positions in the independent distribution sphere. While the sector otherwise maintains an equal balance of genders, with women very well represented in acquisitions, sales, programming, communication, press, marketing and legal affairs, this…

EDMentorShe wraps its second year

By Aurore Engelen   The second edition of the mentorship programme for female distribution professionals, devised by Europa Distribution, has now wrapped in Brussels After launching a highly promising first edition of it EDMentorShe programme at the height of the pandemic (read our article), the European network of independent film publishers and distributors Europa Distribution…

The “new normal” for independent film distribution. Europa Distribution in San Sebastian

By Isabella Weber   Things change and practices evolve in all businesses, and the pandemic seems to have pushed the accelerator extra hard for the film industry. After almost two years of co-existence with Covid-19, it is clear that many things we were used to will not go back to being just as “before” and…

Interview with Aistė Račaitytė, Head of Sales and Acquisitions at Kino Pavasaris Distribution, Lithuania

By Frances Harvey   Vilnius International Film Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, but due to COVID-19, their extensive schedule of celebratory events had to be cancelled. At very short notice, they managed to move the Festival online, giving a boost to local VOD platforms. After the close of the festival, we talked to…