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Market Trends - The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on media ownership in Europe - 20/01/2022

Market Trends – 20/01/2022
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on media ownership in Europe
The study highlights how the SVoD race and the COVID-19 pandemic are boosting an M&A spree throughout Europe

Film Festival Trends
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As the world faces uncertainty during this new phase of the pandemic and industry events struggle to take place in a physical format, Cineuropa continues to keep a close eye on the most recent developments in the European audiovisual sector and provide extensive coverage of the most highly anticipated festivals, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Göteborg and, of course, the Berlinale. Read our latest stories here.

Produce – Co-Produce... - At the Malta Film Week, panellists explore the country’s different funding options - 26/01/2022

Produce – Co-Produce... – 26/01/2022
At the Malta Film Week, panellists explore the country’s different funding options
Production bursaries, an attractive cash-rebate programme covering up to 40% of eligible expenses and a highly skilled workforce are just some of the benefits of filming in Malta

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - The impact of superhero movies on the European box office - 26/01/2022

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 26/01/2022
The impact of superhero movies on the European box office
European cinema group UNIC reported that Spider-Man: No Way Home earned around €93 million in UK and Ireland and €48.5 million in France

Market Trends - The BBC’s licence fee set to be frozen at £159 for two years and to be phased out by 2027 - 20/01/2022

Market Trends – 20/01/2022
The BBC’s licence fee set to be frozen at £159 for two years and to be phased out by 2027
A tweet published by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has sparked debate and prompted strong reactions, making the pubcaster’s future more uncertain and forcing it to seek alternative funding models

Green Film Shooting - TFL and the Trentino Film Commission launch the Green Film Lab - 19/01/2022

Green Film Shooting – 19/01/2022
TFL and the Trentino Film Commission launch the Green Film Lab
This new training programme will offer up a series of workshops on how to produce films sustainably and is aimed at producers, department heads and green managers from all over Europe

Green Film Shooting - Audiovisual Producers Finland announces the first production outfits selected for the pilot phase of albert International’s eco toolkit - 19/01/2022

Green Film Shooting – 19/01/2022
Audiovisual Producers Finland announces the first production outfits selected for the pilot phase of albert International’s eco toolkit
The trade association aims to make it a standard measurement tool across Finland’s audiovisual industry by the summer

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - HBO enjoys major growth in the Nordics and adds over 635,000 subscribing households following Max launch - 17/01/2022

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 17/01/2022
HBO enjoys major growth in the Nordics and adds over 635,000 subscribing households following Max launch
The new figures disclosed by Mediavision show that the streaming giant is now back in the region’s top three, with an average household penetration of just below 20%

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Co-Production Podcast

Episode 23: Captain Volkonogov Escaped (Russia/Estonia/France) - 20/12/2021

20/12/2021
Episode 23: Captain Volkonogov Escaped (Russia/Estonia/France)
The producers of Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 22: Queens (France/Belgium/ Morocco/Netherlands) - 17/12/2021

17/12/2021
Episode 22: Queens (France/Belgium/ Morocco/Netherlands)
The producers of Yasmine Benkiran's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 21: My Fairy Troublemaker (Luxembourg/Germany) - 16/12/2021

16/12/2021
Episode 21: My Fairy Troublemaker (Luxembourg/Germany)
The producers of Caroline Origer's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 20: Titina (Norway/Belgium) - 16/12/2021

16/12/2021
Episode 20: Titina (Norway/Belgium)
The producers of Kajsa Næss' film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 19: Inside (Greece/Germany/Belgium) - 09/12/2021

09/12/2021
Episode 19: Inside (Greece/Germany/Belgium)
The producers of Vasilis Katsoupis's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 18: The Delegation (Poland/Israel/Germany) - 08/12/2021

08/12/2021
Episode 18: The Delegation (Poland/Israel/Germany)
The producers of Asaf Saban's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 17: Disco Boy (France/Italy/Poland/Belgium) - 03/12/2021

03/12/2021
Episode 17: Disco Boy (France/Italy/Poland/Belgium)
The producers of Giacomo Abbruzzese's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 16: About Joan (France/Germany/Ireland) - 02/12/2021

02/12/2021
Episode 16: About Joan (France/Germany/Ireland)
The producers of Laurent Larivière's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

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Photogalleries

Cinémamed 2021 – Photogalleries - 02/12/2021

02/12/2021
Cinémamed 2021 – Photogalleries
Organised from 2-12 December, the Mediterranean Brussels film festival is back to its physical format and ready to celebrate the best European and Mediterranean films. Among the directors presented, Marco Bellocchio, Nabil Ayouch, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, Clara Roquet, Tony Gatlif, Jonas Carpignano and many others. Check out our photogalleries here

Black Nights 2021 – Photogalleries - 13/11/2021

13/11/2021
Black Nights 2021 – Photogalleries
One of the most prestigious gatherings of the Nordic-Baltic region, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is set to brighten the dark Estonian winter from 12-28 November with a raft of new independent titles and a rich line-up of industry events. Discover this year’s festival highlights in our exclusive photogalleries

Lecce 2021 – Photogallery - 09/11/2021

09/11/2021
Lecce 2021 – Photogallery
Unspooling from 6-13 November, Lecce European Film Festival is finally back to its physical format and ready to celebrate the best European titles of the year. Check out our photogalleries here

Cinemed 2021 – Photogallery - 23/10/2021

23/10/2021
Cinemed 2021 – Photogallery
One of the most important showcases of Mediterranean cinema, the 43rd edition of Montpellier's Cinemed ran from 15-23 October. Discover this year's festival highlights in our exclusive photogallery

Rome 2021 – Photogalleries - 17/10/2021

17/10/2021
Rome 2021 – Photogalleries
The 16th edition of Rome Film Fest, running from 14-24 October, presented 23 new titles in its main competition. Discover our exclusive photogalleries from some of this year's red carpets

MIA 2021 – Photogalleries - 17/09/2021

17/09/2021
MIA 2021 – Photogalleries
The 2021 edition of MIA, Italy's premier market converging all the segments of the audiovisual industry, unspooled from 13-17 October. Discover our exclusive photogalleries from the conversation with US director Joe Russo and the panel "The Future State of the Film Industry"

Venice 2021 – Photogalleries - 16/09/2021

16/09/2021
Venice 2021 – Photogalleries
Discover our photo coverage from this year's Venice Film Festival: some exclusive memories from Giornate degli Autori and Mostra's star-studded red carpets

Reviews

You Won't Be Alone - by Goran Stolevski

You Won't Be Alone
by Goran Stolevski
In Goran Stolevski’s atmospheric, yet a tad too Terrence Malick-y, feature debut, witches really are everywhere

My Emptiness and I - by Adrián Silvestre

My Emptiness and I
by Adrián Silvestre
Adrián Silvestre returns to fiction by portraying the misadventures of Raphäelle Perez, a French trans girl who has spent years searching for her identity and a well-rounded life… But haven’t we all?

Utama - by Alejandro Loayza Grisi

Utama
by Alejandro Loayza Grisi
Alejandro Loayza Grisi crafts a highly promising, existentialist and mystical first feature film about a family of three Quechua Indians against the spectacular backdrop of the Bolivian Altiplano

Klondike - by Maryna Er Gorbach

Klondike
by Maryna Er Gorbach
Taking place in eastern Ukraine in the early days of the Donbas war, Maryna Er Gorbach’s poetic and imaginative film evokes the surreal atmosphere of a peculiar conflict

Gentle - by Anna Eszter Nemes, László Csuja

Gentle
by Anna Eszter Nemes, László Csuja
Hungarian directors László Csuja and Anna Nemes deliver an intensely physical fiction film telling the painful and moving tale of a bodybuilding champion and her coach

Calendar Girls - by Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen

Calendar Girls
by Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen
Maria Loohufvud and Love Martinsen’s good-natured Swedish documentary feels way too familiar, and not just because of that title

Hatching - by Hanna Bergholm

Hatching
by Hanna Bergholm
Leave it to Hanna Bergholm’s Finnish oddity to announce there is another Birdman in town

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande - by Sophie Hyde

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
by Sophie Hyde
Emma Thompson bares all in one of the most affecting performances of her entire career, playing an unsatisfied widow in Sophie Hyde’s film

Interviews

Christian Tafdrup • Director of Speak No Evil

Christian Tafdrup • Director of Speak No Evil
In the Danish director’s new film, there is such a thing as being too polite for your own good

Hanna Bergholm • Director of Hatching

Hanna Bergholm • Director of Hatching
In her new work, the Finnish director addresses every girl’s biggest fears – and a weird creature hiding in the closet is not the worst of them

Morgane Dziurla-Petit • Director of Excess Will Save Us

Morgane Dziurla-Petit • Director of Excess Will Save Us
The French director offers an unusual insight into the daily life of a small village in Northern France and, more specifically, that of an extraordinary family

László Csuja and Anna Nemes • Directors of Gentle

László Csuja and Anna Nemes • Directors of Gentle
The Hungarian filmmakers’ drama about a couple of bodybuilders is an intimate portrait that truly lives up to its title

Anders Emblem • Director of A Human Position

Anders Emblem • Director of A Human Position
The director talks about his second film, a character portrait starring Amalie Ibsen Jensen as a local news journalist who is struggling with her mental health

Víctor Matellano  • Director of Mi adorado Monster

Víctor Matellano • Director of Mi adorado Monster
Surrounded by books and DVDs, we chatted with this lover of the Spanish fantaterror genre, who is releasing a documentary that portrays a filmmaker who took 20 years to finish his only film

Mathieu Fournet • Director of European and International Affairs, CNC

Mathieu Fournet • Director of European and International Affairs, CNC
Strategic European cultural assets, the AVMS Directive and expectations of change all form part of the CNC’s online "Independence in the Service of Creation" conference on 25 January

Thierry Michel  • Director of Empire of Silence

Thierry Michel • Director of Empire of Silence
The director uses his documentary to look back on 25 years of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the blind eye and deaf ear turned by the international community

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