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The IDM Film Fund & Commission’s annual film conference takes place online

Industry / Market - Italy

The IDM Film Fund & Commission’s annual film conference takes place online

At the end of May, international representatives of the film and television industry met at INCONTRI #10 for the annual South Tyrol-based film conference  

07 June 2021

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes its latest study on key trends in the European audiovisual sector

Industry / Market - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes its latest study on key trends in the European audiovisual sector

The new edition of the research highlights the fact that the continent’s audiovisual sector grew by only 0.2% in real terms between 2015 and 2019  

28 May 2021

Marie Nilsson  • CEO, Mediavision

“It will be interesting to see what happens in the autumn/winter window”

Marie Nilsson • CEO, Mediavision

Our conversation focused on the Nordic region's most recent behaviours and trends in audiovisual consumption  

06 May 2021

UK launches £7m Global Screen Fund to help plug gap left by Brexit

Production / Funding - UK

UK launches £7m Global Screen Fund to help plug gap left by Brexit

The fund, administered by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the BFI, will aim to boost global exports of UK content  

23 April 2021

“Pandemic as an opportunity”: Four Emerging Producers have their say

Emerging Producers 2021

“Pandemic as an opportunity”: Four Emerging Producers have their say

The discussion, organised by Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and moderated by Cineuropa's editor-in-chief Domenico La Porta, was held online on 16 April  

20 April 2021

The German COVID-19 relief fund for filmmaking increases to a total of €100 million

Production / Funding - Germany

The German COVID-19 relief fund for filmmaking increases to a total of €100 million

The fund covers both personal risks, such as a confirmed case of COVID-19, and infrastructural ones  

09 April 2021

Goodbye censorship, now is the age of “auto-classification”

Institutions / Legislation - Italy

Goodbye censorship, now is the age of “auto-classification”

A new commission will evaluate the correct classification of works by producers or distributors based on the four sections outlined in the 2016 Cinema Law of Italy  

08 April 2021

The Norwegian Film Institute sets aside up to 20 million Norwegian crowns for a new production guarantee

Industry / Market - Norway

The Norwegian Film Institute sets aside up to 20 million Norwegian crowns for a new production guarantee

The film agency has approved “Guarantee 2”, a support scheme aimed at helping film and series productions affected by the travel restrictions and unable to change or postpone their plans  

08 April 2021

Italy sees a boom in film production

Industry / Market - Italy

Italy sees a boom in film production

230 audiovisual productions are underway in the Roman region alone, according to ANICA president Francesco Rutelli, who took part in a conference on the future of the film industry  

01 April 2021

European admissions to non-national European films down by 8%

Industry / Market - Europe

European admissions to non-national European films down by 8%

The new study published by the European Audiovisual Observatory is based on 2019 data and covers 48 markets  

26 March 2021

The first “Let’s Talk Screenwriting!” round-table explores how algorithms and data analytics are making inroads into European screen production

Industry / Market - Netherlands

The first “Let’s Talk Screenwriting!” round-table explores how algorithms and data analytics are making inroads into European screen production

The event, organised by the Media Industries, Infrastructures and Institutions (MI3) research group from Utrecht University, was held online on 15 March  

23 March 2021

Gilles Fontaine  • Head of Department for Market Information, European Audiovisual Observatory

“Except for cinema admissions, COVID-19 can be seen as an accelerator of pre-existing trends rather than a disruption element”

Gilles Fontaine • Head of Department for Market Information, European Audiovisual Observatory

Our discussion revolved around two of the body's most recent studies exploring the impact of the pandemic on Europe's audiovisual industry  

09 March 2021

What future for the European audiovisual industry? The EFM presents a dedicated discussion about the challenges facing the sector

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

What future for the European audiovisual industry? The EFM presents a dedicated discussion about the challenges facing the sector

BERLINALE 2021: The panel, entitled “Perspectives for the Future of the Audiovisual Industry in Europe”, explored the disruption caused by the pandemic within the sector as well as upcoming challenges  

05 March 2021

At the EFM, film commissions discuss how they are overcoming the obstacles posed by the pandemic

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

At the EFM, film commissions discuss how they are overcoming the obstacles posed by the pandemic

BERLINALE 2021: Representing three different locations, commissioners and producers talked about the way local offices helped their productions during the troubling times of the pandemic  

03 March 2021

Bernie Stampfer, Martin Diesbach, Nuno Bernardo  • Heads of studies, Essential Legal Framework training series, Erich Pommer Institut

“The change in the funding schemes around Europe will dramatically impact the industry”

Bernie Stampfer, Martin Diesbach, Nuno Bernardo • Heads of studies, Essential Legal Framework training series, Erich Pommer Institut

EPI’s heads of studies present their views on the trends and prospects in the audiovisual industry for the coming years, topics that were dealt with in a series of online workshops  

17 February 2021

EU filmmakers call on global streamers to commit to fair negotiating conditions on remuneration

Institutions / Legislation - Europe

EU filmmakers call on global streamers to commit to fair negotiating conditions on remuneration

FERA has published a letter specifying the essential points the professionals and the platforms need to agree on in order to build healthy creative relationships  

15 February 2021

According to the Nostradamus Report, it is time to listen to kids

Göteborg 2021 - Göteborg Industry

According to the Nostradamus Report, it is time to listen to kids

During the 8th annual seminar presented during the Göteborg Film Festival, Johanna Koljonen focused on Transforming Storytelling Together. And sea shanties  

08 February 2021

Carlo A Sigon • President, AIR3 - Italian Directors Guild

“We need to respond to the crisis by working together to cope with change”

Carlo A Sigon • President, AIR3 - Italian Directors Guild

We discussed the crisis and new product preferences emerging within the industry with the president of the association aiming to support Italian film distribution through networking activities  

04 February 2021

The “Cinema in Search of New Inspiration” panel probes the future of the Italian and European audiovisual ecosystem

Industry / Market - Italy/Europe

The “Cinema in Search of New Inspiration” panel probes the future of the Italian and European audiovisual ecosystem

The event was organised by Cineuropa, AGICI and Vento & Associati and was attended by prestigious guests from the Italian audiovisual sector  

14 January 2021

The real pandemic in our business started before the pandemic, argue panellists at the EFAs

European Film Awards 2020

The real pandemic in our business started before the pandemic, argue panellists at the EFAs

Agnieszka Holland, Mark Cousins, Kirsten Niehuus and Thomas Vinterberg gathered online to kickstart “The EFAs at Eight”  

09 December 2020

The future of festivals could still be bright, according to the Zurich Summit

Zurich 2020 – ZFF Industry

The future of festivals could still be bright, according to the Zurich Summit

During the Zurich Summit, the future of festivals and markets was discussed, with everyone agreeing that this is a period of “limbo” until a new era is ushered in  

02 October 2020

The Balkan industry joins forces in the face of the crisis

Sarajevo 2020 - CineLink Industry Days

The Balkan industry joins forces in the face of the crisis

Heads of film centres from the region took part in a CineLink Talk entitled "The Response of Public Film Bodies to Pandemics and Their Future Role in the Southeast European Film Industry"  

24 August 2020

Cannes NEXT proves that using behavioural audience data correctly can lead to success

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Cannes NEXT proves that using behavioural audience data correctly can lead to success

CANNES NEXT: In collaboration with Gruvi and Usheru, a lecture used case studies and analysis to explain the way in which audience preference data can result in sales  

26 June 2020

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

CANNES 2020: The Marché du Film webinar, entitled “Pandemic Production: Lessons Learned in the Nordics”, saw the participation of four filmmakers from the region  

26 June 2020

Pan-European institutions discuss “The Audiovisual Sector in the Time of COVID-19”

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Pan-European institutions discuss “The Audiovisual Sector in the Time of COVID-19”

CANNES 2020: Representatives of the European Audiovisual Observatory, agencies and professional associations weighed in on the current situation and the crisis it has exacerbated, rather than created  

26 June 2020

MIA's webinar proves the future of the sector also depends on the big platforms

Industry / Market - MIA 2020

MIA's webinar proves the future of the sector also depends on the big platforms

In a webinar hosted by Rome’s MIA Market, several European producers discussed possible ways of getting the industry back on its feet  

19 May 2020

Berlinale World Cinema Fund Day: Exploring Film, Story and Audience Worlds

Industry Panel

Berlinale World Cinema Fund Day: Exploring Film, Story and Audience Worlds

BERLINALE 2020: German audience designer and producer Benjamin Cölle explores film and its connection to the audiences on his keynote speech at the World Cinema Fund Day  

26 March 2020

What role do women directors play in the European film industry?

Industry – Europe

What role do women directors play in the European film industry?

Trends, film budgets, countries taking positive steps, and others that are slower on the uptake: a review of the 2017 statistics published and analysed by Lab Femmes de Cinéma  

17 September 2018

Nordisk Film & TV Fond publishes new Annual Report

Industry – Nordic countries

Nordisk Film & TV Fond publishes new Annual Report

The report compiled by the Nordic organisation highlights an increased level of gender parity and unprecedented film distribution support  

11 April 2018

Cinema Jove: How to make a web series without ending up in prison

Festivals - Spain

Cinema Jove: How to make a web series without ending up in prison

Valencia’s Cinema Jove hosted a series of panels devoted to producing, distributing and promoting web series  

29 June 2017

The Valletta Film Festival hosts a film co-production panel

Industry – Malta

The Valletta Film Festival hosts a film co-production panel

This year’s talk aimed to shed light on the challenges and opportunities in the context of the cinema of small nations  

28 June 2017

FAPAV-Ipsos investigation: 2 in every 5 Italians pirate films and TV series

FAPAV-Ipsos investigation: 2 in every 5 Italians pirate films and TV series

The total damage to the economy has been estimated at €1.2 billion, with 6,500 jobs lost. “Resolutely working to raise awareness among the digital generation”  

08 June 2017

INCONTRI #7 looks at the new challenges facing the film and TV industry

INCONTRI #7 looks at the new challenges facing the film and TV industry

At the Film Conference organised by the IDM Film Commission, producers, broadcasters and financiers analysed distribution strategies and new forms of international co-production  

11 May 2017

Women's films held back in Europe by lower production and distribution support

Women's films held back in Europe by lower production and distribution support

A look at the data for films directed by women in Europe: limited access to production funding and distribution support is holding back the market for female directed European films  

14 March 2017

Film and Series Channels make up 61% of all pay on demand services in Europe

Film and Series Channels make up 61% of all pay on demand services in Europe

The new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory provides a newly database that includes free profile data on TV channels and on-demand services in 41 European countries  

08 November 2016

Why Continental Europeans love Ken Loach

Why Continental Europeans love Ken Loach

This MeCETES report examines why the veteran British director is more popular on the continent than in his own country  

08 November 2016

Young film audiences: preferences and practices

Young film audiences: preferences and practices

A report on the impact of digitisation on young people’s viewing preferences and practices in Flanders  

26 October 2016

Industry experts debate impact of Brexit on UK film industry

Industry experts debate impact of Brexit on UK film industry

Several professionals took part in the panel debate following well-publicised concerns for the future of the UK film industry post-Brexit  

15 September 2016

Russian film production has grown by 50% but international co-productions fell sharply

Russian film production has grown by 50% but international co-productions fell sharply

The report by European Audiovisual Observatory takes the pulse of the Russian cinema industry and looks at its capacity to co-produce with other countries  

12 September 2016

Why Brexit is bad news for British film exports

Why Brexit is bad news for British film exports

The UK is likely to lose millions in funding from the EU’s MEDIA programme because of Brexit. An examination of what this means for British film exports  

26 August 2016

Media ownership: towards pan-European groups?

Media ownership: towards pan-European groups?

While national distribution markets have become more concentrated in recent years, some key players in the market have begun to expand their geographic scopes  

06 July 2016

Cinema of Small Nations report: Does size matter?

Cinema of Small Nations report: Does size matter?

The Valletta Film Festival played host to a conference entitled “Cinema of Small Nations”, which looked at the state of cinema in small European countries  

25 June 2016

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