Industry Report: Distribution and exhibition
European Distributors: Up Next! 2009
- The European Film Promotion and the San Sebastian International Film Festival (September 18-26) got together for the second year to promote the initiative European Distributors: Up Next!, set to take place on September 26 during the renowned Basque Country festival.
Eight independent distributors – from Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Macedonia, Norway, Portugal and Serbia - will attend the festival to discuss the possibilities of theatrical distribution on a European level.
The majority of European films still do not find their way into the cinemas outside of their home territories. The aim of the programme is to improve the circulation of European films within Europe and to intensify the networking between distributors and sales agents.
Cineuropa associates with the initiative by interviewing the eight participants :