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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

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.

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

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

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%

Film Festival Trends - Roderik Smits  • Film academic - 13/01/2022

Film Festival Trends – 13/01/2022
Roderik Smits • Film academic
The academic shared some key findings from his recent study titled European Film Festivals in Transition? Covid and Beyond

Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Women still represent less than 25% of European film directors, as revealed by a European Audiovisual Observatory report - 12/01/2022

Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – 12/01/2022
Women still represent less than 25% of European film directors, as revealed by a European Audiovisual Observatory report
The study shows that the gender gap is less pronounced among producers, lead actors and screenwriters, whilst female DoPs and composers struggle to reach 10% of the continent’s audiovisual workforce

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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

Witchcraft Stories - by Hadrien La Vapeur, Corto Vaclav

Witchcraft Stories
by Hadrien La Vapeur, Corto Vaclav
After Kongo, Hadrien La Vapeur and Corto Vaclav deliver another fascinating documentary set in Brazzaville about a surprising group of magistrates untangling accounts of black magic

LUX - by Mateo Ybarra, Raphaël Dubach

LUX
by Mateo Ybarra, Raphaël Dubach
The first film by the Swiss duo of Raphaël Dubach and Mateo Ybarra sheds light on the army's paradoxes between virile homologation and the need for escape

Mi adorado Monster - by Víctor Matellano

Mi adorado Monster
by Víctor Matellano
A monster calls on the protagonist of Víctor Matellano’s new movie, peerless filmmaker Arturo de Bobadilla… and pops to the cinema with him

Loving Highsmith - by Eva Vitija

Loving Highsmith
by Eva Vitija
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s diaries and notes, as well as touching testimonials from friends, lovers and relatives, Eva Vitija’s documentary is a deeply moving work

Empire of Silence - by Thierry Michel

Empire of Silence
by Thierry Michel
Thierry Michel looks back on a drama which has lasted almost 30 years, unfolding in one of the richest countries in the world whose people are one of the poorest

No One's with the Calves - by Sabrina Sarabi

No One's with the Calves
by Sabrina Sarabi
This second feature film by German-Iranian director Sabrina Sarabi explodes the romantic (and decidedly urban) myth of life in the countryside

Secret Name - by Aurélia Georges

Secret Name
by Aurélia Georges
Presented in Locarno’s International Competition, Aurélia Georges’ third feature film is a poetic work of unsettling classicism tackling the subject of otherness

Boiling Point - by Philip Barantini

Boiling Point
by Philip Barantini
Philip Barantini cooks up a storm at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival with a movie boasting many fine ingredients

Interviews

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

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

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

Roderik Smits  • Film academic

Roderik Smits • Film academic
The academic shared some key findings from his recent study titled European Film Festivals in Transition? Covid and Beyond

Ove Rishøj Jensen  • Owner of Paradiddle Pictures and co-founder of DocCelerator

Ove Rishøj Jensen • Owner of Paradiddle Pictures and co-founder of DocCelerator
We get the low-down on the new editions of the DocCelerator workshops, which will take place online in February, April and May

Massimo Donati  • Director of Diario di Spezie

Massimo Donati • Director of Diario di Spezie
The Italian writer-director speaks of the book-to-screen adaptation of this story exploring figurative art and the art of cooking

Juliette Le Baron and Alicia López Ríos  • Project manager for International Development and project developer for the UK and Ireland, filmfriend

Juliette Le Baron and Alicia López Ríos • Project manager for International Development and project developer for the UK and Ireland, filmfriend
During our conversation, we discovered how the filmfriend platform helps public and university libraries to build a vast film catalogue

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