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Industry Report: Europe and the Rest of the World

What can Europe learn from the world's countless other film industries, and what can it offer them?

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Madrid, present at the EFM, continues to grow as a production hub

Berlinale 2024 – EFM

Madrid, present at the EFM, continues to grow as a production hub

BERLINALE 2024: The Madrid Film Office is in Berlin promoting the Spanish capital, which just last year hosted shoots for more than 41 films, 55 TV series and 410 adverts  

23 February 2024

The Berlinale welcomes the new Hong Kong-Europe-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme

Berlinale 2024 – EFM

The Berlinale welcomes the new Hong Kong-Europe-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme

BERLINALE 2024: The Hong Kong Film Development Council initiative aims to foster co-productions; each project will be backed with a grant of up to HK$ 9 million  

15 February 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

Gilles Pélisson  • President, Unifrance

"These admissions relate to the full range of French cinema"

Gilles Pélisson • President, Unifrance

The new Unifrance president demystifies the results achieved by French films abroad in 2023  

17 January 2024

ACM Distribution's call for projects is open

Industry / Market - France

ACM Distribution's call for projects is open

The submission deadline for the French fund, open to feature films co-produced by a non-European country, is 8 March  

16 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

GoCritic! Industry: Saudi-European film collaborations

GoCritic! - Animateka 2023

GoCritic! Industry: Saudi-European film collaborations

Saudi Arabia has recently started getting into financing European animated shorts, two of which were shown at this year's Animateka  

20 December 2023

Fallen Leaves wins the Arab Critics' Awards for European Film

Festivals / Awards - Europe/Middle East

Fallen Leaves wins the Arab Critics' Awards for European Film

The prize presented for the fifth time by European Film Promotion and Arab Cinema Center has crowned Aki Kaurismäki's film as its winner  

19 December 2023

The Bridging the Dragon Lab fosters collaboration between the European and Asian film industries

Bridging the Dragon 2023

The Bridging the Dragon Lab fosters collaboration between the European and Asian film industries

The ninth edition of the event explored opportunities, ways to overcome challenges and methods of building partnerships  

18 December 2023

Víctor Herreruela, Jara Ayucar  • Technical unit coordinator, Ibermedia programme, and marketing policy director, ICAA

“Ibermedia Next promotes innovation and co-development, which are key in an industry where technological leadership is paramount”

Víctor Herreruela, Jara Ayucar • Technical unit coordinator, Ibermedia programme, and marketing policy director, ICAA

The two professionals discuss Ibermedia Next, Ibermedia's scheme that supports Ibero-American digital animation, after the announcement of the first beneficiary projects  

15 December 2023

Emad Z Eskander  • Head, Red Sea Fund

“We have so much to offer, and this is just the beginning – not even the first page, but the contents page”

Emad Z Eskander • Head, Red Sea Fund

The filmmaker and fund head discusses the projects supported so far and why it’s worth working with the Saudi Arabian industry  

06 December 2023

Pak Dosin  • Senior programmer, Busan International Film Festival

“I am pleased to see that a considerable number of young female filmmakers are emerging and imposing themselves”

Pak Dosin • Senior programmer, Busan International Film Festival

The senior programmer explains the status of non-Asian movies at South Korea's biggest film festival and shares the gathering’s goals  

18 October 2023

What do people think of Mongolian cinema at first glance?

Promotion - Mongolia

What do people think of Mongolian cinema at first glance?

Tsengel Davaasambuu (PhD), professor at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the Mongolian National University of Arts and Culture, explores the origins and impact of a rising global phenomenon  

17 October 2023

Nicole Clemens talks collaboration with international producers, leaves open doors for new content

MIA 2023

Nicole Clemens talks collaboration with international producers, leaves open doors for new content

The president of Paramount TVS pointed out how the best global shows start local, and how the demand for foreign content is rising among US youth  

13 October 2023

The producers of the Cannes hit The Settlers explore its complex co-production journey

London 2023

The producers of the Cannes hit The Settlers explore its complex co-production journey

At a BFI London Industry Talk, Giancarlo Nasi and Emily Morgan unveiled how the film was brought to the screen courtesy of nine co-production countries and the UK Global Screen Fund  

13 October 2023

Nomintuya Baasankhuu  • Founding director, Film Nomad

“Film Nomad will continue to provide invaluable support to both emerging and established filmmakers in Mongolia”

Nomintuya Baasankhuu • Founding director, Film Nomad

The founding director details the young film-development initiative, which aims to establish cooperation between Mongolia and the rest of the world  

11 October 2023

Film Nomad's development programme offers a journey of cinematic discovery

Industry / Market - Mongolia

Film Nomad's development programme offers a journey of cinematic discovery

Cineuropa is a partner of this intensive film-development project in Mongolia, culminating in an unforgettable pitching session on a train to the Gobi energy centre  

10 October 2023

Cristiano Bortone and Huangdan Zhao • Managing Director and Project Manager, Bridging The Dragon

"Communication between the two different markets is very important, both economically and culturally"

Cristiano Bortone and Huangdan Zhao • Managing Director and Project Manager, Bridging The Dragon

CANNES 2023: The experts discuss the initiative bringing together the European and Chinese film professionals, which has once again this year participated in the Marché du Film  

05 June 2023

The Marché du Film and Bridging the Dragon look to the future of Sino-international collaboration

Cannes 2023 – Marché du Film

The Marché du Film and Bridging the Dragon look to the future of Sino-international collaboration

CANNES 2023: The challenges and opportunities of such cooperation in different segments of the industry were under the microscope  

30 May 2023

Víctor Herreruela  • Coordinator, Ibermedia

"Ibermedia Next is a historic opportunity to use innovative technologies in digital content”

Víctor Herreruela • Coordinator, Ibermedia

The Ibermedia Programme has launched its new initiative to support innovation and collaboration in the animation industry in Ibero-America  

19 May 2023

The International Organization of La Francophonie strengthens its presence at Cannes, supporting filmmakers from the Global South

Cannes 2023

The International Organization of La Francophonie strengthens its presence at Cannes, supporting filmmakers from the Global South

The Francophonie Image Fund celebrates award-winning films and promotes cinematic cooperation  

18 May 2023

Thierry Baujard and Teddy Kossoko survey collaboration opportunities between African and European animation and gaming studios

Cartoon 2023 – Cartoon Next

Thierry Baujard and Teddy Kossoko survey collaboration opportunities between African and European animation and gaming studios

Cartoon Next zoomed in on Africa, a complex market with great creatives and a growing demand, which still needs to overcome a lack of mentorship and networking opportunities  

20 April 2023

Films and TV programmes feature a "glaring absence" of climate change-related terms

Industry / Market - Europe/UK/USA

Films and TV programmes feature a "glaring absence" of climate change-related terms

A recent study in the USA found that only 0.6% of scripts mentioned the term "climate change" at least once between 2016 and 2020, and a UK study came to similar disheartening conclusions  

13 April 2023

Carmen Julia García, Erika Chávez  • Head of the Office for Image and Nation Branding Strategy, and manager of the Peruvian Directorate of Audiovisual, Sound Production and New Media

“Our public funds facilitate shoots and film-related training”

Carmen Julia García, Erika Chávez • Head of the Office for Image and Nation Branding Strategy, and manager of the Peruvian Directorate of Audiovisual, Sound Production and New Media

The two representatives of Peru, the guest country at MAFIZ, visited Málaga to strengthen ties with Europe and invite foreign crews to film in its diverse array of locations  

28 March 2023

At the latest SAA conference, European and Latin American creators call for fairer payments for screenwriters and directors

Industry / Market - Europe/Latin America

At the latest SAA conference, European and Latin American creators call for fairer payments for screenwriters and directors

“Fair remuneration is more urgent than ever, but is also economically beneficial,” the speakers pointed out  

22 March 2023

Bridging the Dragon explores the opportunities of the Asian film market

Berlinale 2023 – EFM

Bridging the Dragon explores the opportunities of the Asian film market

BERLINALE 2023: The annual EFM-hosted panel delved into what to expect in terms of post-pandemic Euro-Asian co-operation  

24 February 2023

The European Film Market and Bridging the Dragon to foster European-Asian co-operation

Berlinale 2023 – EFM

The European Film Market and Bridging the Dragon to foster European-Asian co-operation

For the first time, the German event will expand its traditional Sino-European Forum to stimulate collaboration opportunities between Europe, China and other regions of Far-East Asia  

15 February 2023

By 2027, FAST revenues will surpass $10 billion in the USA, while in Europe, they will only exceed $1 billion

Industry / Market - Europe/USA

By 2027, FAST revenues will surpass $10 billion in the USA, while in Europe, they will only exceed $1 billion

We asked Frequency CEO and media entrepreneur Blair Harrison to comment on the figures provided by Omdia’s latest report and discuss the reasons behind the disparity  

03 February 2023

Non-European audiovisual players gain a strong foothold in the European market, the new EAO report finds

Industry / Market - Europe/USA

Non-European audiovisual players gain a strong foothold in the European market, the new EAO report finds

The research reveals that five private TV channels and over one-third of all SVoD and TVoD services in Europe belong to a US-owned company  

13 January 2023

French film earns €167.4 million abroad in 2022

Box Office - France

French film earns €167.4 million abroad in 2022

The circulation of French films in cinemas around the world picked back up again last year, and is gaining strength on SVOD platforms too  

10 January 2023

Mediawan acquires Plan B

Industry / Market - France

Mediawan acquires Plan B

The French group has taken a majority stake in Brad Pitt’s production company  

12 December 2022

Bridging the Dragon explores Euro-Asian collaboration during its yearly lab on Majorca

Bridging the Dragon 2022

Bridging the Dragon explores Euro-Asian collaboration during its yearly lab on Majorca

According to the experts present, it is everybody's hope that, in the long run, Chinese policies could ease up and the market will re-open up to foreign content  

07 December 2022

At Industry@Tallinn, Belarusian independent filmmakers talk about the struggles of producing films and fighting for freedom

Black Nights 2022 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

At Industry@Tallinn, Belarusian independent filmmakers talk about the struggles of producing films and fighting for freedom

The speakers discussed their experiences in exile, how the government controls cinema and uses it as a propaganda tool, and their political battles  

02 December 2022

EO wins the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films

Cairo 2022

EO wins the Arab Critics' Awards for European Films

The joint initiative between European Film Promotion and the Arab Cinema Center, aiming to promote European cinema to the Arab world, handed out its award at the Cairo Film Festival  

18 November 2022

Elissa Federoff • Head of distribution, NEON

“We focus on films that have a really relevant point of view and that are culturally exciting for the moment”

Elissa Federoff • Head of distribution, NEON

We discussed US-based NEON’s business model, and the company’s strategies for handling European and foreign films  

28 October 2022

At the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, panellists discuss how film and media narratives can help us to heal as societies

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2022

At the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, panellists discuss how film and media narratives can help us to heal as societies

The aim of the discussion was to reflect on decolonised perspectives and help communities to cope with their past  

25 October 2022

Doing business with Italy takes centre stage at Rome’s MIA

MIA 2022

Doing business with Italy takes centre stage at Rome’s MIA

The panellists explored national and regional funding opportunities, along with the Italian Trade Agency’s activities to strengthen ties with Hollywood  

17 October 2022

Industry executives discuss succeeding with transatlantic production at the Zurich Summit

Zurich 2022 – ZFF Industry

Industry executives discuss succeeding with transatlantic production at the Zurich Summit

The panel, composed of four senior international executives, went into detail on financing structures, comparative sources of public money, and the importance of the US market once films are complete  

30 September 2022

At Venice, the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk pledges its support for directors in danger

Venice 2022 – Venice Production Bridge

At Venice, the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk pledges its support for directors in danger

VENICE 2022: It’s time to take action and expand the organisation’s operations, all of the panellists agreed  

08 September 2022

Italian and Canadian professionals explore the new synergies between the two countries at the Venice Production Bridge

Venice 2022 – Venice Production Bridge

Italian and Canadian professionals explore the new synergies between the two countries at the Venice Production Bridge

VENICE 2022: The speakers talked through the potential co-production and collaboration opportunities involving Italy’s and Canada’s film-industry professionals, entrepreneurs and investors  

05 September 2022

Roua Almadani and Chadi Zeneddine • CEO and director of Project Development and International Relations, Arabia Pictures Group

“Saudis are eager to experiment and to share their stories with the world”

Roua Almadani and Chadi Zeneddine • CEO and director of Project Development and International Relations, Arabia Pictures Group

With the support of Cineuropa, the European Union Delegation in Saudi Arabia organised the first European film festival ever held in the country  

14 July 2022

Ventana Sur to return for its 14th edition in November

Ventana Sur 2022

Ventana Sur to return for its 14th edition in November

Set to unspool in Buenos Aires from 28 November-2 December, Latin America’s largest film and TV market is readying a fully fledged, in-person edition  

06 July 2022

The sixth edition of Conecta Fiction & Entertainment comes to Toledo

Industry / Market - Spain/Latin America

The sixth edition of Conecta Fiction & Entertainment comes to Toledo

From 21 to 24 June, the Spanish city will be the hub for this international event, dedicated to Spanish-language fiction and entertainment television content  

21 June 2022

French and Korean film professionals share centre stage in a debate organised by the CNC and KOFIC

Cannes 2022

French and Korean film professionals share centre stage in a debate organised by the CNC and KOFIC

CANNES 2022: Discussions centred around current industry issues, shared challenges and opportunities for co-operation between the two ecosystems  

01 June 2022

The Saudi Film Commission plans to attract foreign productions

Industry / Market - Sweden/Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Film Commission plans to attract foreign productions

Abdullah Al Eyya Al-Qahtani, the CEO of the Saudi Film Commission, presented the organisation’s initiatives and its future plans during the recent Malmö Arab Film Festival  

11 May 2022

Ahmed Shawky • Artistic advisor, Aswan International Women Film Festival

“When I am at a big European festival and I go to watch a French or a German film, I always have open expectations”

Ahmed Shawky • Artistic advisor, Aswan International Women Film Festival

We talked to the Egyptian gathering’s newly appointed artistic adviser about female-led filmmaking and the relevance of Europe to the festival  

02 March 2022

The EFM explores what to expect from Sino-European collaboration

Berlinale 2022 – EFM

The EFM explores what to expect from Sino-European collaboration

BERLINALE 2022: On 15 February, the EFM’s traditional event focusing on the Chinese market explored the future prospects for interaction with this ever-expanding industry  

21 February 2022

French film earns €91.4m abroad in 2021

Box Office - France

French film earns €91.4m abroad in 2021

Despite the tricky situation for global cinemas squeezed by the pandemic, French film in all its diversity continued to circulate worldwide last year  

11 January 2022

107 Mothers wins this year's Arab Critics’ Award for European Films

Cairo 2021

107 Mothers wins this year's Arab Critics’ Award for European Films

The joint initiative between European Film Promotion and the Arab Cinema Center, aiming to promote European cinema to the Arab world, handed out its award at the Cairo Film Festival  

02 December 2021

Sigal Yehuda • Founder and executive director, Close-Up

“As human beings and as artists, we have the freedom to resist the realities in our region by means of creative work”

Sigal Yehuda • Founder and executive director, Close-Up

We chatted to the founder and executive director of this international co-production programme for documentary filmmakers hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds  

01 December 2021

The Last Days of R.M. wins an award at the Atlas Workshops

Industry / Market - Morocco/Europe

The Last Days of R.M. wins an award at the Atlas Workshops

Amin Sidi-Boumédiène bagged himself a trophy, as did Laïla Marrakchi, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and Youssef Michraf in the development category, and Asmae El Moudir and Erige Sehiri in post-production  

26 November 2021

Cineuropa helps to establish ties between India and Europe

Industry / Market - Europe/India/Asia

Cineuropa helps to establish ties between India and Europe

Cineuropa is teaming up with the Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan to deliver a training course on scriptwriting  

25 November 2021

Butheina Kazim  • Founder, Cinema Akil

“It’s been challenging since Day 1”

Butheina Kazim • Founder, Cinema Akil

We spoke about the programming strategies of the only independent arthouse cinema in the Gulf region, focusing on its curatorial approach to European films and its work on engaging audiences  

16 September 2021

Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema

“We have open doors to any films and no limitations”

Peggy Johnson  • Executive Director, The Loft Cinema

The Executive Director of the Arizona-based theatre discussed its main initiatives, the reception of classics and new titles by the audience, and programming European films  

16 September 2021

AJD Industry Days to be launched in 2022

AJB DOC 2021

AJD Industry Days to be launched in 2022

The industry programme of AJB DOC will be launched at the 5th edition of the festival, while an MoU was also signed by the Al Jazeera Balkans and Al Jazeera Documentary managing directors  

14 September 2021

Enrico Chiesa, Hakim Mao, Murielle Thierrin and Francis Nebot • Coordinator, expert and producers, OuiCoprod

"Producers, funds, distributors, festivals and platforms have a new tool for scouting projects from these regions"

Enrico Chiesa, Hakim Mao, Murielle Thierrin and Francis Nebot • Coordinator, expert and producers, OuiCoprod

VENICE 2021: An interview with the coordinator and one of the experts behind the professional platform designed to support South-South co-productions, accompanied by two selected producers  

04 September 2021

Yin Ruoxin • Director of Sister

"Female filmmakers, like all filmmakers, care for the whole world and do their best to tell the stories that touch their hearts"

Yin Ruoxin • Director of Sister

Bridging the Dragon met up with the female director of the recent, surprising Chinese hit Sister, which grossed €110 millon at the Chinese box office  

30 July 2021

Enrico Chiesa, Isabelle Fauvel and Dieudonné Alaka • Coordinators and experts, OuiCoprod

“Professionals now know where to find projects from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific that are credible and pre-financed”

Enrico Chiesa, Isabelle Fauvel and Dieudonné Alaka • Coordinators and experts, OuiCoprod

CANNES 2021: The International Organisation of La Francophonie and the ACP (African States, Caribbean and Pacific Organisation) are launching the new OuiCoprod platform  

10 July 2021

According to Antoine Le Bos, “We have to generate the most intense experiences for our viewers”

Industry / Market - Europe/Brazil

According to Antoine Le Bos, “We have to generate the most intense experiences for our viewers”

Le Groupe Ouest teamed up with the Brazilian producers during the workshop organised by LIM | Less is More in partnership with Projeto Paradiso  

18 June 2021

Cannes' Marché du Film set to organise screenings in five countries

Cannes 2021 – Marché du Film

Cannes' Marché du Film set to organise screenings in five countries

Melbourne, Mexico, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo will feature physical screenings of many films selected in Cannes, the day after their official premieres and exclusively for film professionals  

17 June 2021

Six Latin American projects work with European experts at the EsteLAB

Al Este 2021

Six Latin American projects work with European experts at the EsteLAB

The training and development lab and workshop of the Al Este Festival in Lima invited Peruvian, Argentinian, Colombian and Mexican filmmakers to take part in proceedings  

16 June 2021

MAD Solutions acquires the rights to over 50 films from the Arab world for 2021 and 2022

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Middle East

MAD Solutions acquires the rights to over 50 films from the Arab world for 2021 and 2022

The new films by Hany Abu-Assad, Yousry Nasrallah and Mohamed Diab are featured in the upcoming slate from the Pan-Arab independent studio  

28 May 2021

Bibesh Roy • Executive director, International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM)

"From the very beginning, we have been committed to providing film education of an international standard"

Bibesh Roy • Executive director, International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM)

The International Academy of Film and Media in Bangladesh aims to tap into the potential of a country with a large population that consumes a lot of content  

19 May 2021

Marc Baschet  • Chairman, Bridging the Dragon

“The biggest challenge is to make films that reflect each country’s culture, without being a ‘mishmash’ of cultures”

Marc Baschet • Chairman, Bridging the Dragon

The producer of the Oscar-winning No Man’s Land and co-producer of The Lunchbox gives us some data on the Chinese market and explains how Bridging the Dragon can help European producers  

11 May 2021

Bridging the Dragon brings new perspectives to its Sino-European activities

Berlinale 2021 – EFM

Bridging the Dragon brings new perspectives to its Sino-European activities

BERLINALE 2021: The EFM, in collaboration with producers’ association Bridging the Dragon, hosted its Sino-European Forum for the seventh year in a row  

12 March 2021

Qumra heads online for its seventh edition

Industry / Market - Qatar

Qumra heads online for its seventh edition

Welcoming 48 projects from around the world, more than 150 film professionals and a top-notch line-up of Masters, the Qatari event is aiming to shine the spotlight on new voices  

10 March 2021

Yoav Abramovich • Joint director general, Israel Cinema Project - Rabinovich Foundation

“We believe Israeli cinema has much more to offer to the world, and that co-productions and collaboration are the best way to enable this”

Yoav Abramovich • Joint director general, Israel Cinema Project - Rabinovich Foundation

We found out more about the role of the fund in Israeli cinema, the importance of co-productions for the local industry, and the significance of collaborations between Israel and Europe  

15 February 2021

Li Xinran  • Partner and producer, Lian Ray Pictures

“European audiovisual talents are extremely professional and have a very solid artistic foundation”

Li Xinran • Partner and producer, Lian Ray Pictures

Bridging the Dragon chatted to Li Xinran, partner and producer at Lian Ray Pictures, the leading Chinese industry conglomerate behind a raft of commercial blockbusters  

31 December 2020

Hans de Weers  • Producer, FATT Productions

“Correctly selecting from everybody’s input is crucial”

Hans de Weers • Producer, FATT Productions

Bridging the Dragon chatted to Oscar-winning producer Hans de Weers, from the Netherlands’ FATT Productions  

28 December 2020

Zhu Dan • Producer, Shanghai Film Group

“The biggest challenge was to enable the Western audience to understand the story”

Zhu Dan • Producer, Shanghai Film Group

At its sixth Sino-European Project Lab, Bridging the Dragon met up with Zhu Dan, producer at Shanghai Film Group, one of the largest film groups in China  

07 December 2020

Sino-European interaction takes the stage in the virtual space at the sixth Sino-European Project Lab

Bridging the Dragon 2020

Sino-European interaction takes the stage in the virtual space at the sixth Sino-European Project Lab

The tastes of Chinese audiences, co-production opportunities and Chinese box-office results were at the centre of discussions at the event, which took place from 25-29 November  

02 December 2020

Alaa Karkouti • Distributor, MAD Solutions

“The good part of this situation is that we have the luxury of time”

Alaa Karkouti • Distributor, MAD Solutions

We talked to Alaa Karkouti, CEO and co-founder of MAD Solutions and co-founder of the Arab Cinema Center, about some aspects of the Arab film market  

22 October 2020

Enrico Chiesa • Clap ACP coordinator, International Organisation of La Francophonie

“The goal is to encourage South-South co-productions by giving them the means to be more solid”

Enrico Chiesa • Clap ACP coordinator, International Organisation of La Francophonie

Enrico Chiesa tells us about Clap ACP, a project financed by the European Union to support South-South co-productions  

14 September 2020

Antoine Zeind  • Distributor, A-Z Films

“If a foreign film doesn’t work in Quebec, it is very tough to release it anywhere else in Canada”

Antoine Zeind • Distributor, A-Z Films

We chatted with Canada’s A-Z Films founder and CEO Antoine Zeind to discuss the challenges of releasing European and foreign-language films in Canada  

27 August 2020

Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach  • CEO and acquisitions executive, Madman Entertainment

“We embrace competition because it helps to develop the market and to cultivate the taste of the audience”

Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach • CEO and acquisitions executive, Madman Entertainment

We talked to Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach, CEO and acquisitions executive of Madman Entertainment, about the particularities of distributing European films in Australia and New Zealand  

23 July 2020

China Next assesses the current Chinese-European connection at the Marché du Film

Cannes 2020 - Marché du Film

China Next assesses the current Chinese-European connection at the Marché du Film

CANNES 2020: The success of the event co-organised by Bridging the Dragon proved how the Chinese market is still very relevant for international professionals despite the tough circumstances  

25 June 2020

Albert Yao  • Distributor, Swallow Wings

“I think the European sales agents are surprised that we are still releasing films”

Albert Yao • Distributor, Swallow Wings

We spoke to Albert Yao, head of acquisitions at Taiwanese distribution company Swallow Wings, which hasn’t stopped working during the pandemic  

25 June 2020

Cai Gongming  • CEO, Road Pictures

"The pandemic will change the landscape of the Chinese film industry"

Cai Gongming • CEO, Road Pictures

BERLINALE 2020: Sino-European producers' association Bridging the Dragon caught up with its board member Cai Gongming, CEO of Beijing-based distributor Road Pictures, as he attended the Berlinale  

05 March 2020

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya wins the first Arab Critics’ Award for European Films

Cairo 2019

God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya wins the first Arab Critics’ Award for European Films

The joint initiative between European Film Promotion and the Arab Cinema Center, aiming to promote European cinema to the Arab world, handed out its award at the Cairo Film Festival  

26 November 2019

Li Ning  • CEO, New Classics Media, producer and distributor

“Clarifying the target audience of the film is the first step to success”

Li Ning • CEO, New Classics Media, producer and distributor

At the fifth Sino-European Project Lab in Beijing, we caught up with Li Ning, CEO of the successful Chinese entertainment group New Classics Media  

25 October 2019

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