Interview with Yves Blösche, Distributor, Filmcoopi Zürich

By Davide Abbatescianni   We caught the opportunity to chat with Yves Blösche, Managing Partner at Zürich-based distributor Filmcoopi. Our conversation revolved around the peculiarities of the Swiss market, the company’s editorial policy, its recent line-up ahead of Cannes as well as its distribution and marketing strategies.   What’s your company’s line up? What about…

Interview with Corinne Rossi, CEO of Praesens, Switzerland

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with Corinne Rossi, CEO of Praesens, to talk about the particular traits of the Swiss market for independent distribution, such as the multilingual nature of the territory, often linked with differences in terms of audience taste and trends. Rossi also opened up about the measures implemented by the…

Pascal Trächslin, CEO of Cineworx, Switzerland

By Davide Abbatescianni   We caught up with Pascal Trächslin, CEO of Basel-based production and distribution outfit Cineworx. Our conversation revolved around the company’s line-up and strategies, the support measures implemented to fight the ongoing healthcare crisis and the distribution of European arthouse films in Switzerland.   How would you describe your company’s line-up and…

Interview with Laurent Dutoit, CEO of Agora Films, Switzerland

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with Laurent Dutoit, CEO of Agora Films, to discuss the main challenges of the Swiss market for independent film distribution, such as the multilingual nature of the territory and the fundamental collaboration with the neighbouring countries. Switzerland decided to open cinemas on June 8, after three months of…

Focus on Switzerland

by Isabella Weber   After our 2018’s summer tour of independent film distribution in Greece (read here) and the exploration of the eastern regions of Europe (read here our articles on Russia and Lithuania), Europa Distribution pulls its focus lenses on Switzerland. How do independent film distributors work in a country that counts 3 official languages and 26…