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Industry Report: Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming

Analysis of the European distribution and exhibition industry's problems and the subsequent design of new strategies

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NEM Dubrovnik bridges content, telcos and AI amidst a dynamic media landscape

NEM Dubrovnik 2024

NEM Dubrovnik bridges content, telcos and AI amidst a dynamic media landscape

The influential market focused on the CEE region has celebrated a successful edition with numerous panel discussions and presentations, and a record number of attendees  

14 June 2024

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new study on theatrical exhibition

Industry / Market - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new study on theatrical exhibition

The report digs deep into the legal frameworks and support mechanisms that shape Europe’s theatrical exhibition landscape  

13 June 2024

Streamers’ spending poised to surpass that of commercial broadcasters in Europe’s major TV markets

Industry / Market - Europe

Streamers’ spending poised to surpass that of commercial broadcasters in Europe’s major TV markets

According to Ampere Analysis, SVoD players are projected to spend €10 billion on content in Europe’s five largest markets this year  

12 June 2024

The European Audiovisual Observatory takes a closer look at adaptations in fiction production

Industry / Market - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory takes a closer look at adaptations in fiction production

From 2015-2022, streamers offered more adapted works than broadcasters, and book adaptations grew by 27%  

05 June 2024

Piracy keeps growing in the Nordic countries, the latest Mediavision survey finds

Industry / Market - Sweden/Norway/Denmark/Finland

Piracy keeps growing in the Nordic countries, the latest Mediavision survey finds

A total of 5 million users in the region now access pirated content, 400,000 more than in 2023  

04 June 2024

The Spanish film industry grew by 30% in 2023

Industry / Market - Spain

The Spanish film industry grew by 30% in 2023

According to the Ministry of Culture, the film industry increased compared to the previous year, where the total number of viewers recorded a 29.7% year-on-year increase, reaching 76.7 million  

29 May 2024

The craving for more genre films discussed at the Marché du Film’s Fantastic Pavilion

Cannes 2024 – Marché du Film

The craving for more genre films discussed at the Marché du Film’s Fantastic Pavilion

CANNES 2024: Film-industry experts delved into the trends of genre filmmaking, the marketing tools used and the role of film festivals in a market that is expanding every year  

15 May 2024

Roderik Smits, Christopher Meir • Lecturers, Carlos III University of Madrid

“There is reason to believe that European features will also be important parts of platform content strategies in years to come”

Roderik Smits, Christopher Meir • Lecturers, Carlos III University of Madrid

The two lecturers break down their edited collection of essays titled European Cinema in the Streaming Era  

13 May 2024

The European box office grossed €6.7 billion with 861 million tickets sold in 2023

Box Office - Europe

The European box office grossed €6.7 billion with 861 million tickets sold in 2023

The latest European Audiovisual Observatory report finds that gross box office in wider Europe grew by 22.3% in comparison with 2022 figures  

13 May 2024

Sanja Božić-Ljubičić • CEO, Pickbox, Mediatranslations, Mediavision and NEM

“When Pickbox NOW was launched, we wanted to show and educate the audience on why it’s important to support audiovisual art and not download it illegally"

Sanja Božić-Ljubičić • CEO, Pickbox, Mediatranslations, Mediavision and NEM

In anticipation of the NEM Dubrovnik, we talk to the head of the event and the companies Mediavision, Mediatranslations, and Pickbox, the latter of which celebrates its 10th anniversary  

09 May 2024

Europa Distribution analyses the distribution of animation films at Cartoon Movie

Cartoon 2024 - Cartoon Movie

Europa Distribution analyses the distribution of animation films at Cartoon Movie

The network's workshop presented case studies from their members in Greece, Austria, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Israel  

07 May 2024

Stefano Finesi and Gianluca Buttari • Distributors, Teodora Film

“To promote Anatomy of a Fall, we purchased a lot of advertising space at the beginning of the major national true crime podcasts”

Stefano Finesi and Gianluca Buttari • Distributors, Teodora Film

The two representatives of the Roman outfit talked to us about their arthouse distribution work, as well as their commercial and marketing strategies  

02 May 2024

Europa Distribution wraps the fourth edition of its EDMentorShe programme in Brussels

Industry / Market - Europe

Europa Distribution wraps the fourth edition of its EDMentorShe programme in Brussels

The participating pairs of female distributors explored the results of the initiative aiming to strengthen the presence of women in the sector  

25 April 2024

The European Audiovisual Observatory shines a spotlight on media ownership in Europe

Industry / Market - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory shines a spotlight on media ownership in Europe

The latest study underscores how the revenue of the top 100 audiovisual groups operating in Europe grew twice as fast as overall market revenues between 2016 and 2022  

11 April 2024

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes two new reports on Europe’s SVoD consumption

Industry / Market - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes two new reports on Europe’s SVoD consumption

The key trends identified include the high concentration of viewing time across just three platforms and the “systematic” overconsumption of US works  

02 April 2024

The Italian government increases investment obligations for VoD platforms

Institutions / Legislation - Italy

The Italian government increases investment obligations for VoD platforms

Italian audiovisual associations will meet on 5 April to present new proposals to help with the recovery of the industry  

29 March 2024

Europa Distribution discussed the topic of online distribution in Berlin

Berlinale 2024 – EFM

Europa Distribution discussed the topic of online distribution in Berlin

BERLINALE 2024: The Berlinale’s European Film Market hosted a session centred on the current landscape of online distribution and VoD development across Europe  

28 March 2024

Max to launch in 20 European countries on 21 May, five more before the start of the Paris Olympics

Series Mania 2024 – Series Mania Forum

Max to launch in 20 European countries on 21 May, five more before the start of the Paris Olympics

At Lille’s Series Mania, the US streaming giant unveiled the launch of a brand-new, ad-based plan, but didn’t disclose pricing details  

26 March 2024

298 feature films produced by France in 2023

Industry / Market - France

298 feature films produced by France in 2023

With €1.34 billion worth of investments, French film production confirms its dynamism and the strength of its pre-financing system, which includes streamers  

26 March 2024

Neal Weisman and Andrea Occhipinti talk production, exhibition and streaming in Italy and the USA

Industry / Market - Italy/USA

Neal Weisman and Andrea Occhipinti talk production, exhibition and streaming in Italy and the USA

The NYFA chair and Lucky Red founder zoomed in on the role of independent producers and distributors, which is being reshaped owing to growing competition from majors and streamers  

19 March 2024

On average, film directors in Europe helmed only 1.4 pictures between 2015 and 2022, the latest European Audiovisual Observatory report finds

Industry / Market - Europe

On average, film directors in Europe helmed only 1.4 pictures between 2015 and 2022, the latest European Audiovisual Observatory report finds

The report highlights the growing wave of directors moving from films to TV fiction and confirms that the so-called ‘film d’auteur’ model remains dominant in Europe  

12 March 2024

Tania Pinto Da Cunha • Sales agent, Pink Parrot Media

“Projects for the whole family, that’s our focus”

Tania Pinto Da Cunha • Sales agent, Pink Parrot Media

At Cartoon Movie, we spoke with the Montréal- and Madrid-based sales agent specialised in selling family-orientated animation and live-action productions  

06 March 2024

The Slovenian Film Centre sums up its 2023 activities and announces plans for 2024

Industry / Market - Slovenia

The Slovenian Film Centre sums up its 2023 activities and announces plans for 2024

The institution has shared information about its activities both past and future, from box-office figures and projects supported to festival and distribution plans  

28 February 2024

Europe’s theatrical admissions grew by 21% in 2023, according to UNIC

Box Office - Europe

Europe’s theatrical admissions grew by 21% in 2023, according to UNIC

The “Barbenheimer combo” and other foreign blockbusters drove last year’s box-office revenues, but many local hits achieved impressive results as well  

27 February 2024

German Films celebrates its 70th birthday at the Berlinale

Berlinale 2024 – EFM

German Films celebrates its 70th birthday at the Berlinale

BERLINALE 2024: During a press conference, the national information and advisory centre for the promotion of German films provided an overview of its anniversary plans  

21 February 2024

Key Italian players TVCO and Minerva Pictures seal international sales partnership

Berlinale 2024 – EFM

Key Italian players TVCO and Minerva Pictures seal international sales partnership

BERLINALE 2024: Both firms will jointly acquire movies, share expertise and bring together over 2,000 films ranging from new releases to library titles  

18 February 2024

In 2022, non-domestic titles drove an increase in the number of EU films available to audiences across the EU

Industry / Market - Europe

In 2022, non-domestic titles drove an increase in the number of EU films available to audiences across the EU

The European Audiovisual Observatory study addresses the exhibition of EU and other European films in 24 markets of the EU27 area, from three different angles  

14 February 2024

MUBI buys a majority stake in independent Benelux distributor Cinéart

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK/Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg

MUBI buys a majority stake in independent Benelux distributor Cinéart

The move marks MUBI’s first acquisition of a distributor and constitutes a significant milestone in the company’s expansion across the European arthouse market  

09 February 2024

Attendance in Slovak theatres climbed in 2023, yet still fell short of pre-pandemic peaks

Box Office - Slovakia

Attendance in Slovak theatres climbed in 2023, yet still fell short of pre-pandemic peaks

Despite the dominance of Barbie and Oppenheimer and the draw of family-friendly fare, the dark action-comedy Invalid became the highest-grossing domestic film  

08 February 2024

The 2023 Czech box office prospers despite a dip in attendance levels

Box Office - Czech Republic

The 2023 Czech box office prospers despite a dip in attendance levels

While Barbie and Oppenheimer predictably flew high in the domestic chart, Avatar: The Way of Water became the highest-grossing film in the history of the Czech Republic  

08 February 2024

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new study on fair remuneration for authors and performers

Industry / Market - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new study on fair remuneration for authors and performers

The report covers a number of aspects, including the EU legal framework, Chapter 3 Title IV of the CDSM Directive and some recent case law  

06 February 2024

Music biopic Sunday is the new box-office hit in the Balkans

Box Office - Serbia

Music biopic Sunday is the new box-office hit in the Balkans

The life story of an unlikely music star from the 1990s, Džej Ramadanovski, has sold over 267,000 admissions in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia, and opens this week in Croatia  

02 February 2024

Kleks Academy tops the Polish box office with over 2 million admissions

Box Office - Poland

Kleks Academy tops the Polish box office with over 2 million admissions

The film directed by Maciej Kawulski, aimed at young adults, is the first Polish movie to have surpassed the threshold since 2019  

02 February 2024

The Nordic box office kept on growing in 2023, despite mixed fortunes

Box Office - Iceland/Sweden/Finland/Denmark/Norway

The Nordic box office kept on growing in 2023, despite mixed fortunes

Iceland had its best year since 2018, Denmark witnessed a slight decline in admissions, whilst Norway, Sweden and Finland’s theatres are filling up but are still emptier than in 2019  

23 January 2024

To sell or not to sell films and shows to Russia?

Unifrance Rendez-Vous 2024

To sell or not to sell films and shows to Russia?

As the country where French films reported the highest number of admissions abroad in 2023, Russia formed the focus of discussions at the 26th Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris  

18 January 2024

The European Commission bills the Audiovisual Media Services Directive an “essential instrument to harmonise rules throughout the EU”

Institutions / Legislation - Europe

The European Commission bills the Audiovisual Media Services Directive an “essential instrument to harmonise rules throughout the EU”

A report highlights that the directive’s rules on video-sharing platforms “have been transposed verbatim into national legislation by almost all member states”  

17 January 2024

Croatian films achieve third-highest attendance levels at home in the last 15 years

Box Office - Croatia

Croatian films achieve third-highest attendance levels at home in the last 15 years

39 local releases, including The Diary of Paulina P. and Cricket and Antoinette, as well as eight minority co-productions, sold a total of 278,053 admissions in 2023  

17 January 2024

French film earns €234 million in foreign cinemas in 2023

Box Office - France

French film earns €234 million in foreign cinemas in 2023

The circulation of French films in cinemas abroad continued to regain strength last year, reaching 37.4 million admissions, but the balance has shifted  

16 January 2024

The UK and Irish box office grew by 8.3% in 2023

Box Office - UK/Ireland

The UK and Irish box office grew by 8.3% in 2023

Figures published by Comscore demonstrate a good year for Irish and British cinemas, with revenues mostly driven by Barbenheimer attracting audiences en masse  

11 January 2024

Benjamin Cölle and Daniela Cölle  • Sales agents, Pluto Film

“We connect all the dots across the value chain, especially for artistically or politically challenging films”

Benjamin Cölle and Daniela Cölle • Sales agents, Pluto Film

The two partners in business and in life discuss their acquisition of the German sales outfit last year  

05 January 2024

Jérôme Plan  • Director, 99

“We have faith in the transformative power of documentaries: they inspire empathy and understanding”

Jérôme Plan • Director, 99

During our chat, we explored how the platform can give short documentaries a second life after their festival run and thus intercept a wider audience  

29 December 2023

Nordisk Film Cinemas rolls out new Bioplus Unlimited subscription service

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Denmark

Nordisk Film Cinemas rolls out new Bioplus Unlimited subscription service

By paying a €30 monthly fee, users gain unlimited access to all regular screenings in Denmark’s 23 Nordisk Film Cinemas theatres  

27 December 2023

For the first time at the Romanian box office, four national films end up in the country’s yearly top ten

Box Office - Romania

For the first time at the Romanian box office, four national films end up in the country’s yearly top ten

Although the overall top was dominated by Barbie and Oppenheimer, the four highest domestic earners were still watched by almost 1.5 million cinemagoers  

26 December 2023

Eduardo Escudero  • Distributor, A Contracorriente Films

“We should treat streamers as allies, not as enemies”

Eduardo Escudero • Distributor, A Contracorriente Films

We caught up with one of the founders of the Catalan outfit to zoom in on its complex business model and its relationship with VoD platforms  

30 November 2023

Anaïs Clanet  • Sales agent, Reservoir Docs

"The marketing has to be brought to the buyers on a platter"

Anaïs Clanet • Sales agent, Reservoir Docs

The French sales agent discusses the strain of documentary markets, frustrated acquisition strategies, the standardisation of Crime Stories and the gap between festivals and broadcasters  

29 November 2023

Distributors share how they bring the season’s major documentaries to cinemas at IDFA

IDFA 2023 - IDFA for Professionals

Distributors share how they bring the season’s major documentaries to cinemas at IDFA

Europa Distribution members from all over the continent (and beyond) walk the workshop’s participants through their tailored events and promotional campaigns  

28 November 2023

Kim Foss  • Distributor, Camera Film

“The 50+ segment is getting bigger every year because people stay in the job market, live longer and continue to go to the cinema”

Kim Foss • Distributor, Camera Film

The Danish exhibitor and distributor spoke about his company’s strategies and the current climate of the arthouse business, among other topics  

24 November 2023

Total spending on European original works hit almost €21 billion in 2022, finds the latest European Audiovisual Observatory report

Industry / Market - Europe

Total spending on European original works hit almost €21 billion in 2022, finds the latest European Audiovisual Observatory report

Original content accounted for 35% of broadcaster spending, followed by sports rights and acquired programming  

23 November 2023

Belarusian industry professionals work on “bridging the gap” at Tallinn Black Nights

Black Nights 2023 - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Belarusian industry professionals work on “bridging the gap” at Tallinn Black Nights

Nine months after the launch of the Belarusian Independent Film Academy, filmmakers in exile discuss their plans to revive the industry  

21 November 2023

Streaming portal THIS IS SHORT is here to stay

Shorts - Germany/Netherlands/Poland/Austria

Streaming portal THIS IS SHORT is here to stay

The streaming portal curated by six European film festivals originally had two temporary runs in 2021 and 2022  

21 November 2023

Iryna Kostyuk and Tetiana Ruban • Producer, FILM.UA Group/Animagrad Studio, and CEO, Nerd Licensing Agency

“The project’s uniqueness lies also in its promotion and export of Ukrainian culture, values and traditions”

Iryna Kostyuk and Tetiana Ruban • Producer, FILM.UA Group/Animagrad Studio, and CEO, Nerd Licensing Agency

At Cartoon Business, the two reps spoke about the ground-breaking success of Mavka. The Forest Song in Ukraine and internationally  

16 November 2023

Italian-Balkan co-productions and distribution synergies formed the focus of discussions at the Balkan Film Festival in Rome

Italy

Italian-Balkan co-productions and distribution synergies formed the focus of discussions at the Balkan Film Festival in Rome

The sixth edition of the festival dedicated to Balkan film hosted a workshop attended by representatives from the Italian and Balkan film industries, as well as from European organisations  

13 November 2023

Matei Truţa  • Distributor, August Film

“There is room in an individual for both commercial and arthouse cinema”

Matei Truţa • Distributor, August Film

The co-founder of Romania’s youngest film distributor, which seems determined to dedicate itself to the distribution of arthouse cinema, gives us the low-down on the challenges of such an endeavour  

06 November 2023

Vilnius International Film Festival partners with A24 and expands in the Baltics

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Lithuania/USA

Vilnius International Film Festival partners with A24 and expands in the Baltics

Kino Pavasaris Distribution will be distributing films from the US studio in the Baltic countries, while maintaining its strong commitment to promoting Lithuanian titles  

25 October 2023

Independent UK exhibitors share financial worries and hopes in new survey

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK

Independent UK exhibitors share financial worries and hopes in new survey

In a report published by the Independent Cinema Office, around half of the respondents revealed they operated at a loss over this financial year  

25 October 2023

Europa Distribution connects script analysis and audience development at San Sebastián

San Sebastián 2023 – San Sebastián Industry

Europa Distribution connects script analysis and audience development at San Sebastián

The network organised a workshop at the Basque festival to examine how to implement promotional materials from script stage  

12 October 2023

European cinema in the streaming age under discussion at Young Horizons

Young Horizons Industry 2023

European cinema in the streaming age under discussion at Young Horizons

A dynamic panel discussion sought to illuminate the European landscape for young audience-orientated content and the challenges being encountered today  

10 October 2023

Europa Distribution and Venice Production Bridge bring together distributors and producers to enhance the workflow from creation to audience engagement

Venice 2023 - Venice Production Bridge

Europa Distribution and Venice Production Bridge bring together distributors and producers to enhance the workflow from creation to audience engagement

VENICE 2023: A diverse group of over 30 professionals from both fields shared experiences and thoughts on the current situation of the chain  

03 October 2023

Hybrid music documentary 3211 tops the Serbian box-office chart

Box Office - Serbia

Hybrid music documentary 3211 tops the Serbian box-office chart

Co-directed by Danilo Bećković and Andrijana Stojković, the film about trap musician Stefan Djurić Rasta has beaten The Expendables 4, The Nun 2 and A Haunting in Venice to the top spot  

28 September 2023

San Sebastián analyses distribution in a post-pandemic and post-Barbenheimer Europe

San Sebastián 2023 - San Sebastián Industry

San Sebastián analyses distribution in a post-pandemic and post-Barbenheimer Europe

European distributors zoom in on the possible ways there are to keep bringing audiences back to the cinemas after this summer’s worldwide phenomenon  

26 September 2023

Nordisk Panorama shines a spotlight on ground-breaking tool for documentarians ShareDoc

Nordisk Panorama 2023

Nordisk Panorama shines a spotlight on ground-breaking tool for documentarians ShareDoc

Through a simple QR code, viewers can join calls to action and fund the protagonists of the documentaries they have just watched  

26 September 2023

Europa Distribution examines how Nordic films are released around Europe

Haugesund 2023 - New Nordic Films

Europa Distribution examines how Nordic films are released around Europe

The network invited independent distributors and film funds to Haugesund to discuss how best to work together on the release of films from the Scandinavian countries  

21 September 2023

Streaming homes in Western Europe set to overtake North America in 2024, Ampere Analysis’s latest report finds

Industry / Market - Europe/USA/Canada

Streaming homes in Western Europe set to overtake North America in 2024, Ampere Analysis’s latest report finds

Most of the growth will be driven by the UK and Germany, and the USA and Canada will represent the third-largest geographical region for streaming homes  

14 September 2023

Jan Naszewski  • Sales agent, New Europe Film Sales

“We like to work as a kind of ‘discovery’ label, serving as people who can help a filmmaker’s career to grow”

Jan Naszewski • Sales agent, New Europe Film Sales

The Warsaw-based sales agent gives us an overview of the outfit’s editorial policy and how the team’s workflow has changed over the last three years  

23 August 2023

Screen Ireland unveils new Audience Development Fund

Industry / Market - Ireland

Screen Ireland unveils new Audience Development Fund

The fund is open to a wide range of stakeholders for activities creating ambitious new cinematic events set to drive audiences to Irish films  

18 August 2023

SRG extends its co-production agreement with the Swiss film industry until 2027

Industry / Market - Switzerland

SRG extends its co-production agreement with the Swiss film industry until 2027

The Swiss pubcaster has also increased its annual budget by CHF 1.5 million  

14 August 2023

Europa Distribution tackles the innovations the sector needs at Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary 2023 - KVIFF Eastern Promises

Europa Distribution tackles the innovations the sector needs at Karlovy Vary

The network's distributors took the floor to explain their actual needs and propose specific solutions to support their daily work  

03 August 2023

The UK Global Screen Fund Data Hub promises to help the sector navigate the inaccessibility of viewership data from US streamers

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK

The UK Global Screen Fund Data Hub promises to help the sector navigate the inaccessibility of viewership data from US streamers

The hub will provide information on International Demand and International Viewership for the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain  

03 August 2023

Europa Distribution’s EDMentorShe wraps its third edition

Industry / Market - Europe

Europa Distribution’s EDMentorShe wraps its third edition

The mentorship programme for female distribution professionals held a successful closing session in Brussels  

03 August 2023

At IceDocs, Square Eyes’ Wouter Jansen talks selling non-mainstream docs

IceDocs 2023

At IceDocs, Square Eyes’ Wouter Jansen talks selling non-mainstream docs

During the chat, the sales agent spoke about festival strategies, theatrical distribution and marketing non-fiction titles  

25 July 2023

Europa Distribution organises its second Green Distribution Workshop

Industry / Market - Europe

Europa Distribution organises its second Green Distribution Workshop

More than 20 distributors joined the event, an online round-table and brainstorming session to share best green practices for the release of independent films  

25 July 2023

Italian cinemas record an increase in admissions of close to 600,000 in the first months of 2023 compared to 2019

Box Office - Italy

Italian cinemas record an increase in admissions of close to 600,000 in the first months of 2023 compared to 2019

Encouraging signs of growing cinema attendance are emerging: the first trimester of 2023 recorded a 53% rise, while the second was up 56% on 2022  

19 July 2023

The European Audiovisual Observatory asks: “When, how and where can we access European films and series?”

Industry / Market - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory asks: “When, how and where can we access European films and series?”

A new study published by the body places the topics of release windows and territoriality under the spotlight  

14 July 2023

European film festivals kick off Launchpad to support emerging film professionals

Industry / Market - Switzerland/Greece/Estonia/Netherlands/Czech Republic

European film festivals kick off Launchpad to support emerging film professionals

Locarno, Thessaloniki, Tallinn, Rotterdam and Karlovy Vary have joined forces to facilitate the integration of professionals working in areas such as sales, marketing and distribution  

13 July 2023

Marie-Laure Montironi • Sales agent, Pathé Film

“Our obsession is to be as eclectic as possible and as diverse as possible”

Marie-Laure Montironi • Sales agent, Pathé Film

The French sales agent details her company’s working methods and the latest market trends, among other topics  

13 July 2023

Martina Dlabajová • Member of the European Parliament

“It is essential for society as a whole to reject divisive rhetoric, promote human rights and create an inclusive environment”

Martina Dlabajová • Member of the European Parliament

The Czech MEP delves into her enthusiasm for the LUX Audience Award and her take on the prospects for the European media industry, amongst other topics  

12 July 2023

48% of children’s TV channels in Europe belong to a US company, a new European Audiovisual Observatory report finds

Industry / Market - Europe/USA

48% of children’s TV channels in Europe belong to a US company, a new European Audiovisual Observatory report finds

The report also reveals that 59% of entertainment-focused subscription video-on-demand services are owned by US outfits  

12 July 2023

Piracy is on the rise in all Nordic countries, according to Mediavision

Industry / Market - Sweden/Denmark/Finland/Norway

Piracy is on the rise in all Nordic countries, according to Mediavision

The illicit activity is most prevalent in Sweden, at 25% among users aged 15-74, but Denmark, Finland and Norway are catching up at an alarming rate  

11 July 2023

Ivana Kostovoska  • Researcher, imec-SMIT-VUB

“As growth in content investment is expected to slow in the coming years, market conditions are likely to become more challenging”

Ivana Kostovoska • Researcher, imec-SMIT-VUB

The researcher talked us through the findings of a recent study on the so-called “Netflix taxes”  

30 June 2023

Aleksandra Derewienko  • Head of Sales and acquisitions, CAT&Docs

"We look for documentaries which touch hearts as well as minds"

Aleksandra Derewienko • Head of Sales and acquisitions, CAT&Docs

The French sales agent’s Polish head of sales and acquisitions gives her viewpoint on the state of the market for documentaries  

19 June 2023

Over 50% of European TV and SVOD fiction directors helmed at least one theatrical film, according to the European Audiovisual Observatory

Industry / Market - Europe

Over 50% of European TV and SVOD fiction directors helmed at least one theatrical film, according to the European Audiovisual Observatory

The body’s fresh figures find that over 22,500 writers and over 15,000 directors were involved in the production of European theatrical and TV/SVOD fiction between 2015 and 2021  

14 June 2023

REACH’M publishes study on virtual cinema in Europe

Industry / Market - Europe

REACH’M publishes study on virtual cinema in Europe

The value of the medium lies in the opportunity to offer a broader range of programming, in providing an additional service to customers, and in gathering data and insights  

14 June 2023

The Dutch government is one step closer to implementing its “Netflix tax”

Industry / Market - Netherlands

The Dutch government is one step closer to implementing its “Netflix tax”

Streaming services with a turnover of at least €10 million will be obliged to invest at least 5% either by co-producing Dutch content or by buying recent Dutch series and films  

13 June 2023

NEM Dubrovnik provides insights into content buying

NEM Dubrovnik 2023

NEM Dubrovnik provides insights into content buying

A panel discussion involving leading TV players from the CEE region shed light on what buyers are looking for and explored the importance of a human connection in the content industry  

13 June 2023

Europe and broadcasters under the spotlight at NEM Dubrovnik

NEM Dubrovnik 2023

Europe and broadcasters under the spotlight at NEM Dubrovnik

The challenges and opportunities of the evolving broadcasting landscape were discussed at a panel organised by ACT during the tenth edition of the event  

12 June 2023

Europa Distribution discusses communication in the film industry at the Sofia Meetings

Sofia 2023 – Sofia Meetings

Europa Distribution discusses communication in the film industry at the Sofia Meetings

Participants found the workshop particularly insightful in terms of decoding human behaviour in professional exchanges  

06 June 2023

CineStar comes to Kosovo

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Kosovo

CineStar comes to Kosovo

The German cinema chain will open the largest multiplex in South-East Europe in Prishtina on 2 June  

31 May 2023

Léo Teste • Sales agent, Film Constellation

“Our goal is to be a green-light partner for producers, allowing projects to materialise from script to film and reach the widest audience internationally”

Léo Teste • Sales agent, Film Constellation

The London- and Paris-based firm has developed an editorial policy based on promoting strong directorial voices along with fostering new talent  

15 May 2023

Gross box office in the EU and the UK grew by 70% in 2022, but fell short of pre-pandemic average by 28%

Box Office - Europe

Gross box office in the EU and the UK grew by 70% in 2022, but fell short of pre-pandemic average by 28%

According to the European Audiovisual Observatory report, the latest instalments of Top Gun, Avatar and Minions topped the Europe 28 charts in 2022, selling each over 30 million tickets  

11 May 2023

EFAD calls for “more ambition” in the implementation of the EU’s AVMS Directive

Institutions / Legislation - Europe

EFAD calls for “more ambition” in the implementation of the EU’s AVMS Directive

While acknowledging efforts made in terms of minimum quotas and obligations, the members of the organisation identified four potential areas for improvement  

11 May 2023

Anne Marie Borsboom • Founder, ShareDoc

“We exist to amplify the social impact of documentaries for the protagonists and charities involved in the project”

Anne Marie Borsboom • Founder, ShareDoc

The Dutch filmmaker unpicks her tool designed to bridge the gap between documentary lovers and immediate action  

04 May 2023

Comebacks fuelled Slovak cinemas in 2022, rescuing them from post-pandemic blues

Box Office - Slovakia

Comebacks fuelled Slovak cinemas in 2022, rescuing them from post-pandemic blues

Local moviegoers proved that animated antics, superheroes and homegrown rom-coms were the ultimate formula to entice them back to the dark rooms  

24 April 2023

The European Audiovisual Observatory surveys the different strategies to ensure the prominence of European works

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory surveys the different strategies to ensure the prominence of European works

The latest report examines nine different “national approaches” in particular and the role of local regulatory authorities  

12 April 2023

Radivoje Andrić's Dudes: Again! is the new box-office hit in Serbia

Box Office - Serbia

Radivoje Andrić's Dudes: Again! is the new box-office hit in Serbia

The sequel to the 20-year-old original film has scored the best opening of the year so far, with 32,333 admissions  

07 April 2023

Peter Dubecký  • General director, Slovak Film Institute

“The digitisation of audiovisual heritage is a strategic priority for us”

Peter Dubecký • General director, Slovak Film Institute

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Slovak Film Institute, the body’s director breaks down the activities it is currently undertaking with a view to restoring audiovisual heritage  

04 April 2023

At Meeting Point Vilnius, panellists share their concerns about bringing people back to the theatres after the pandemic

Vilnius 2023 - Meeting Point Vilnius

At Meeting Point Vilnius, panellists share their concerns about bringing people back to the theatres after the pandemic

Intercepting younger audiences and backing new voices are the two main challenges that festivals, producers and sales agents are facing  

30 March 2023

287 feature films produced by France in 2022

Industry / Market - France

287 feature films produced by France in 2022

€1.18b in investments, a record number of international co-productions and the introduction of pre-purchasing by platforms has helped France return to regular pre-pandemic production levels  

30 March 2023

Europa Distribution presents its Case Studies at Cartoon Movie

Cartoon 2023 – Cartoon Movie

Europa Distribution presents its Case Studies at Cartoon Movie

The conference explored the challenge of how to find the right target audience and the most appropriate tools when promoting animated films  

23 March 2023

Europa Distribution is “Surfing the Waves” at the EFM

Berlinale 2023 – EFM

Europa Distribution is “Surfing the Waves” at the EFM

BERLINALE 2023: A panel focusing on how to adapt to the changing environment in the independent film-distribution industry explored the key aspects involved in building and expanding cinema audiences  

23 February 2023

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