email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on LinkedIn share on reddit pin on Pinterest

Industry Report: Produce - Co-Produce...

Co-production case studies and funding information

Industry Report: Produce - Co-Produce...
(The article continues below - Commercial information)
“Creativity is buzzing, but we need more time and money,” stress Israeli directors at Tallinn

Black Nights 2022 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

“Creativity is buzzing, but we need more time and money,” stress Israeli directors at Tallinn

The panel saw seven filmmakers sharing the challenges involved in producing and distributing their works in their country  

29 November 2022

Ampere Analysis unveils trends in European co-production models, market shifts for streamers and broadcasters

Black Nights 2022 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Ampere Analysis unveils trends in European co-production models, market shifts for streamers and broadcasters

In her presentation at Industry@Tallinn, analyst Lottie Towler focused on scripted commissions and provided an up-to-date market overview which may help European producers find co-production partners  

29 November 2022

REPORT: Baltic Event Works in Progress 2022

Black Nights 2022 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

REPORT: Baltic Event Works in Progress 2022

We zoom in on the eight projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland that were presented at the 20th edition of Baltic Event’s Works in Progress showcase  

25 November 2022

REPORT: Just Film Works in Progress 2022

Black Nights 2022 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

REPORT: Just Film Works in Progress 2022

We take an in-depth look at the six children and youth film projects introduced in this section of the Industry@Tallinn forum  

24 November 2022

Ampere Analysis' Lottie Towler unveils the latest trends in content production and streaming in a critical year for the global audiovisual industry

Black Nights 2022 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Ampere Analysis' Lottie Towler unveils the latest trends in content production and streaming in a critical year for the global audiovisual industry

The analyst covered a variety of topics, including the effects of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the global box office, the new paths taken by VoD giants and the production landscape in the CEE region  

23 November 2022

REPORT: Industry@Tallinn Works in Progress 2022

Black Nights 2022 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

REPORT: Industry@Tallinn Works in Progress 2022

We take a closer look at the six international projects hailing from Europe, Asia and the Americas that have been showcased at the event  

23 November 2022

At Cartoon Business, panellists share three innovative concepts for financing animation

Cartoon 2022 – Cartoon Business

At Cartoon Business, panellists share three innovative concepts for financing animation

The talk explored Sow You Entertainment’s fair collaboration agreement, Aeon’s talent programme and mass co-production model, and Andarta Pictures’ new series financing model  

21 November 2022

Marjorie Bendeck • Director, Connecting Cottbus

“That’s what we want to address: how the hell do you fund arthouse films nowadays?”

Marjorie Bendeck • Director, Connecting Cottbus

The head of coco opens up about this year’s edition of the co-production market that focuses primarily on Eastern European cinema  

08 November 2022

International co-productions are back on track, reveals the latest Omdia report

Industry / Market - Europe/USA

International co-productions are back on track, reveals the latest Omdia report

The study, unveiled during this year’s MIPCOM, focuses in particular on the huge role played by streamers in the current post-pandemic phase  

07 November 2022

Gilles Sacuto • Producer and President, French Union of Independent Producers

"It’s always wise for the cinema world to worry about its future: that’s how it moves forward"

Gilles Sacuto • Producer and President, French Union of Independent Producers

The president of the French Union of Independent Producers dissected the state of the sector on the occasion of the ARP Film Meetings  

04 November 2022

Shooting Locations Marketplace brings out the creative side of the profession

Shooting Locations Marketplace 2022

Shooting Locations Marketplace brings out the creative side of the profession

The second international event for location scouts and film commissions, held last week in Valladolid, shows that the right location has a great impact on the final result of a film  

25 October 2022

Romania introduces a 4% levy on VoD services

Institutions / Legislation - Romania

Romania introduces a 4% levy on VoD services

The new law requires them to pay on revenues generated within the country, from subscriptions or single transactions for viewing audiovisual works  

24 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

At the MIA, panellists discuss the ups and downs of current creative models in the independent film business

MIA 2022

At the MIA, panellists discuss the ups and downs of current creative models in the independent film business

More transparency, greater efforts to intercept younger audiences and the public financing of production outfits were among the solutions sought to build a healthier ecosystem  

17 October 2022

At the MIA, the European Alliance launches call for new high-end projects, unveils new drama series

MIA 2022

At the MIA, the European Alliance launches call for new high-end projects, unveils new drama series

Speaking as one voice, the group has already produced nine high-end series and will aim to target younger audiences, promoting Europe’s values and creative talents  

13 October 2022

Six Danish studios call for compromise to bring Denmark’s streaming crisis to an end; Viaplay seals short-term agreement with Create Denmark

Industry / Market - Denmark

Six Danish studios call for compromise to bring Denmark’s streaming crisis to an end; Viaplay seals short-term agreement with Create Denmark

Cineuropa spoke to producer Peter Bose, one of the signatories of the open letter urging the parties to find a solution, and Roberta Alenius, of Viaplay  

07 October 2022

REPORT: Nordisk Panorama Forum 2022

Nordisk Panorama 2022

REPORT: Nordisk Panorama Forum 2022

We take a closer look at seven of the non-fiction projects pitched recently at the Malmö-based gathering  

30 September 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

Rimantė Daugėlaitė • Head, Baltic Pitching Forum

“Our strength is that the Baltic Pitching Forum is one of the few events where you can meet so many Baltic filmmakers at once”

Rimantė Daugėlaitė • Head, Baltic Pitching Forum

The head of the forum told Cineuropa how it became the Baltic region’s leading short-film industry event and what to expect from this year’s edition  

30 September 2022

REPORT: Nordisk Panorama Work-in-Progress 2022

Nordisk Panorama 2022

REPORT: Nordisk Panorama Work-in-Progress 2022

We discover some more details about three of the projects close to completion that were showcased at this year’s gathering in Sweden  

29 September 2022

The Zurich Summit muses on financing independent films in the age of streamers

Zurich 2022 – ZFF Industry

The Zurich Summit muses on financing independent films in the age of streamers

A panel of international industry powerbrokers discussed this contentious and fast-developing issue at the Zurich Film Festival’s industry conference  

29 September 2022

At Nordisk Panorama’s Town Hall, the industry hopes for the best but expects the worst for the future of Nordic documentaries

Nordisk Panorama 2022

At Nordisk Panorama’s Town Hall, the industry hopes for the best but expects the worst for the future of Nordic documentaries

While young filmmakers demand more support from streamers and broadcasters, the industry decision makers are split between envisioning a bright 2032 and a gloomy, ten-year winter  

28 September 2022

At Nordisk Panorama, Swedish film-fund representatives discuss their programmes for fostering new filmmaking talents

Nordisk Panorama 2022

At Nordisk Panorama, Swedish film-fund representatives discuss their programmes for fostering new filmmaking talents

What are “new voices”? How can talent programmes help them step into the professional arena? These were the two main questions tackled by the panellists at the event  

27 September 2022

Julie Lind-Holm Hansen • Commissioning editor of Animation, DR

“Mainly, we are looking for content for kids aged between four and ten years old”

Julie Lind-Holm Hansen • Commissioning editor of Animation, DR

We sat down with the Danish executive to discuss the pubcaster’s participation in the forum, its editorial strategies and the type of content it seeks  

26 September 2022

The 2022 edition of Cartoon Forum ends on a high note, with record attendance figures and Tribute Awards

Cartoon 2022 – Cartoon Forum/Awards

The 2022 edition of Cartoon Forum ends on a high note, with record attendance figures and Tribute Awards

Two Spanish outfits, GoldBee and Peekaboo Animation, were respectively crowned Investor and Producer of the Year, whilst Germany’s KiKA snagged Broadcaster of the Year  

23 September 2022

María Peña Mateos • Chief executive officer, ICEX/Animation from Spain

“With Latin America, we share our culture, our language and many other things, but of course, Europe remains our natural market”

María Peña Mateos • Chief executive officer, ICEX/Animation from Spain

Our chat focused on ICEX and Animation from Spain’s activities at this year’s Cartoon Forum and the benefits of producing animated projects in the Iberian country  

22 September 2022

The Montreal New Cinema Festival unveils the projects selected for the second edition of its co-production market

Industry / Market - Canada/Europe

The Montreal New Cinema Festival unveils the projects selected for the second edition of its co-production market

The industry initiative, running from 6-9 October, will host the producing and directing teams of the 15 projects in development from Brazil, France, Ukraine, Senegal and the USA, among others  

21 September 2022

Global streamers account for 16% of investments in European original content, says a new European Audiovisual Observatory report

Industry / Market - Europe/USA

Global streamers account for 16% of investments in European original content, says a new European Audiovisual Observatory report

In 2021, Netflix injected about half of global streamers’ investments in Europe, but other players have now started to catch up  

15 September 2022

Malta approves the construction of the archipelago’s first sound stage

Industry / Market - Malta

Malta approves the construction of the archipelago’s first sound stage

The local planning authority has finally greenlit the construction plans for a 4,000 square metre facility, incorporating a huge interior water tank  

15 September 2022

The Czech Republic’s auteur cinema falls victim to global streaming wars

Industry / Market - Czech Republic/USA

The Czech Republic’s auteur cinema falls victim to global streaming wars

Owing to HBO's decision to cease production in the country, emerging domestic auteurs and producers will inevitably face more obstacles  

13 September 2022

The Venice Film Festival hosts a Ukrainian Day

Venice 2022 – Venice Production Bridge

The Venice Film Festival hosts a Ukrainian Day

VENICE 2022: The initiative, held on 8 September, was organised to demonstrate the Italian festival’s solidarity with Ukraine and its support for the country’s film industry  

13 September 2022

During Venice’s VoD Market Day, Guy Bisson discloses the major streaming trends of the last 18 months

Venice 2022 – Venice Production Bridge

During Venice’s VoD Market Day, Guy Bisson discloses the major streaming trends of the last 18 months

VENICE 2022: The expert highlighted how AVoD and FAST are “a big thing now”, and how streamers are shifting their business model from customer acquisition to customer retention  

13 September 2022

The New Dawn fund announces first six backed projects, welcomes support from Telefilm Canada

Production / Funding - Europe/Canada

The New Dawn fund announces first six backed projects, welcomes support from Telefilm Canada

Four fiction projects will receive up to €200,000, whilst the remaining documentaries will get up to €100,000  

12 September 2022

BLON looks into the necessity of pitching a good story package

BLON 2022

BLON looks into the necessity of pitching a good story package

Ole Wendorf-Østergaard, a producer at the Danish Film Institute, talked about how to sell a movie pitch in the most efficient way  

12 September 2022

In Venice, the Roma Lazio Film Commission aims to support the growth of the sector and the territory

Venice 2022

In Venice, the Roma Lazio Film Commission aims to support the growth of the sector and the territory

This year, the film commission, which supported four titles, two of which were in competition, organised and participated in various networking and promotional activities  

06 September 2022

The European Writers Club and The Creatives promise to become powerhouses for writing talents

Venice 2022 – Venice Production Bridge

The European Writers Club and The Creatives promise to become powerhouses for writing talents

VENICE 2022: The priority of both endeavours is to create compelling, high-quality audiovisual content that can strengthen European unity, but which can also travel globally  

05 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

Amcomri Entertainment launches €10 million film investment fund

Industry / Market - Ireland/Canada

Amcomri Entertainment launches €10 million film investment fund

The Canadian group has also announced that it will be the lead sponsor of the Limerick-based Richard Harris International Film Festival  

25 August 2022

The Czech government to pump more funding into film incentives this year

Production / Funding - Czech Republic

The Czech government to pump more funding into film incentives this year

The €23 million injection should enable the country to replicate last year’s record turnover fuelled by international shoots  

23 August 2022

Sarajevo’s CineLink takes the temperature on Ukrainian film production amidst the war

Sarajevo 2022 – CineLink Industry Days

Sarajevo’s CineLink takes the temperature on Ukrainian film production amidst the war

Four leading Ukrainian industry figures – including acclaimed directors Maryna Er Gorbach and Maksym Nakonechnyi – discussed their inspiring and ongoing work as the war continues to rage  

23 August 2022

At Sarajevo, three national film fund reps discuss the current co-production landscape

Sarajevo 2022 – CineLink Industry Days

At Sarajevo, three national film fund reps discuss the current co-production landscape

Executives from the BFI, the Italian Ministry of Culture, and Turkey’s TRT were on call to discuss international collaboration  

19 August 2022

REPORT: First Look @ Locarno Pro 2022

Locarno 2022 - Locarno Pro

REPORT: First Look @ Locarno Pro 2022

We take a closer look at the six German projects in post-production taking part in the industry initiative organised by the Swiss festival  

11 August 2022

The Valais Film Commission becomes fully operational

Industry / Market - Switzerland

The Valais Film Commission becomes fully operational

Launched at Locarno, the new Swiss body will introduce a cash rebate along with the full implementation of its services  

08 August 2022

Michael Gubbins • Expert, author of Streaming Giants and Public Film Funding

“Public funders should take the opportunity to reflect on their role and how they can become more diverse and dynamic”

Michael Gubbins • Expert, author of Streaming Giants and Public Film Funding

The British analyst disclosed the possible scenarios European public funders could face in a landscape increasingly dominated by the streaming giants  

03 August 2022

Francesca Palleschi and Ayumi Filippone • Project Manager at Alliance4Development and Matchmaker at Match Me!, Locarno Pro

“Collaboration with partners is essential at all stages of our programme”

Francesca Palleschi and Ayumi Filippone • Project Manager at Alliance4Development and Matchmaker at Match Me!, Locarno Pro

The two heads expanded on the goals and working methods involved in the industry initiatives planned for this year’s Locarno Film Festival  

03 August 2022

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg receives an additional €15 million to invest in the region’s booming audiovisual sector

Institutions / Legislation - Germany

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg receives an additional €15 million to invest in the region’s booming audiovisual sector

The new cash injection will bring the Berlin region’s overall funding to €17.2 million for 2022 and €17.9 million for 2023  

14 July 2022

Austria introduces a brand-new 35% production incentive

Industry / Market - Austria

Austria introduces a brand-new 35% production incentive

Notably, 5% of this new provision will be allocated as an eco-friendly bonus, based on the implementation of sustainability criteria – the first of its kind in Europe  

13 July 2022

15 projects to compete for the first Coprocity prize

Coprocity 2022

15 projects to compete for the first Coprocity prize

A partner to 13 co-production markets, the online platform will be singling out the winner of its development award this September  

12 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

Mathilde Pâques • Manager, Brussels Coproduction Market

“The idea was to create a competitive platform for projects in order to favour co-productions”

Mathilde Pâques • Manager, Brussels Coproduction Market

We met with the head of the professional event which is this year welcoming 21 international feature film projects in search of co-producers and partners  

05 July 2022

Iceland raises its film refund incentive from 25% to 35% for major productions

Industry / Market - Iceland

Iceland raises its film refund incentive from 25% to 35% for major productions

Announced by Film in Iceland on 16 June, the provision is set to boost the country’s attractiveness as a place for filming large film and TV projects  

29 June 2022

Film i Väst publishes “Creative Overload”, a new report on writing and directing in the golden age of content

Industry / Market - Sweden/Europe/USA

Film i Väst publishes “Creative Overload”, a new report on writing and directing in the golden age of content

We take a look at Wendy Mitchell’s latest report on the challenges and opportunities of working in a world where the divide between theatrical features and episodic content for platforms is growing  

24 June 2022

Studiocanal acquires Dutch FilmWorks

Industry / Market - France/Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg

Studiocanal acquires Dutch FilmWorks

The French giant has bought a majority stake in the Dutch production and distribution outfit operating in the Benelux region  

23 June 2022

The Roma Lazio Film Commission unveils a new €10 million fund to back international co-productions

Industry / Market - Italy

The Roma Lazio Film Commission unveils a new €10 million fund to back international co-productions

The body’s effort is aimed at attracting new international film, TV, documentary and animated productions  

22 June 2022

REPORT: Evia Film Project 2022

Thessaloniki 2022

REPORT: Evia Film Project 2022

We present details of three intriguing projects that were pitched at the inaugural edition of the Evia Film Project, which ran from 15-19 June  

21 June 2022

Bernie Stampfer, Andrea Olsson, Ulrich Michel • Essential Legal Framework training series, Erich Pommer Institut

“We looked at the importance of drawing on insight and data to identify problems and design solutions that help you stay relevant in a changing market”

Bernie Stampfer, Andrea Olsson, Ulrich Michel • Essential Legal Framework training series, Erich Pommer Institut

Three experts from EPI’s international workshops reflect on the institute’s latest round of training activities, and the main takeaways and concerns  

16 June 2022

Daria Leygonie-Fialko and Kateryna Laskari • General producers and founders, SPACE Production

“Everything will be restored to how it was before and everything will be fine”

Daria Leygonie-Fialko and Kateryna Laskari • General producers and founders, SPACE Production

The two executives spoke about the current state of Ukrainian TV production, the opening of their Paris-based office and the future of Ukraine’s audiovisual industry  

15 June 2022

Frédéric Fiore • Chairman, Logical Pictures

"If we want to fund more atypical, provocative and “outstanding” content then private finance is key to this"

Frédéric Fiore • Chairman, Logical Pictures

The French group is continuing its growth, from the field of financing through to distribution, with its incorporation of The Jokers and its investment fund Logical Content Ventures  

13 June 2022

The Wallonia-Brussels Federation raises the budget of the Centre du Cinéma by €1 million

Industry / Market - Belgium

The Wallonia-Brussels Federation raises the budget of the Centre du Cinéma by €1 million

French-speaking Belgian cinematic creation will benefit from a raise in funds allocated to production aid, among others  

02 June 2022

Sicily announces a €10.8m fund for film and TV productions

Industry / Market - Italy

Sicily announces a €10.8m fund for film and TV productions

Aiming to boost employment and tourism on the island, the grants will cover up to 20% of total production costs and back the making of features, shorts and TV series  

31 May 2022

France and Kosovo sign a co-production agreement at Cannes

France/Kosovo

France and Kosovo sign a co-production agreement at Cannes

The document was signed by Kosovo’s Minister of Culture Hajrulla Çeku and CNC’s President Dominique Boutonnat  

30 May 2022

What future awaits film financing? The panellists at Cannes Next have their say

Cannes 2022 - Marché du Film

What future awaits film financing? The panellists at Cannes Next have their say

CANNES 2022: Following the announcement of MediaInvest, the event covered new financing models such as the blockchain-based Decentralized Pictures and XYZ Films’ “transatlantic model”  

24 May 2022

The wins of real-time technologies take centre stage at Cannes Next

Cannes 2022 - Marché du Film

The wins of real-time technologies take centre stage at Cannes Next

CANNES 2022: Real-time tech through Unreal Engine has the potential to improve a team’s creative work and communication while saving time and money  

24 May 2022

At Cannes Next, experts assess the potential of Europe as a global leader in virtual production

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

At Cannes Next, experts assess the potential of Europe as a global leader in virtual production

CANNES 2022: The benefits of virtual production and other new, state-of-the art tech will make filmmakers’ lives easier, but they are also set to change a significant part of the production workflow  

20 May 2022

Nine European public funds launch New Dawn to increase diversity in film

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

Nine European public funds launch New Dawn to increase diversity in film

CANNES 2022: Due to be set in motion at the Marché du Film on 22 May, in its first year, the new joint effort will grant total bursaries of €900,000  

20 May 2022

12 European film funds join forces for Ukrainian Films Now

Cannes 2022 – Marché du Film

12 European film funds join forces for Ukrainian Films Now

The fundraising and networking event will unspool at Cannes and aims to back Ukrainian films currently in post-production  

16 May 2022

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin & Jérémy Zelnik • Co-Directors, Coprocity

"This is how we can offer quality and boast appeal"

Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin & Jérémy Zelnik • Co-Directors, Coprocity

We met with the heads of the Coprocity platform, a professional tool successfully initiated in summer 2021 which is now introducing a Best Project prize  

10 May 2022

Is collaboration possible between public funds and streaming platforms?

Incontri Film Conference 2022

Is collaboration possible between public funds and streaming platforms?

Meetings#11 hosted a panel discussion in which producers and representatives of public funds reflected on the position to take vis-a-vis streaming giants and the subject of financing works  

06 May 2022

The Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s latest report defines 2021 as “a year of strife, dialogue and glory”

Industry / Market - Norway

The Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s latest report defines 2021 as “a year of strife, dialogue and glory”

The Oslo-based body registered a record number of applications for fiction projects, invested 126.25 million Norwegian crowns (€12.83 million) and increased its backing of documentaries by 20%  

04 May 2022

Ukrainian media companies launch a $20 million content fund to help the country’s TV industry

Industry / Market - Ukraine

Ukrainian media companies launch a $20 million content fund to help the country’s TV industry

The initiative, spearheaded by FILM.UA’s Kateryna Vyshnevska, is seeking investment from global industry players  

19 April 2022

Francesco Giai Via  • Head of Studies, Alpi Film Lab

“Environmental sustainability and gender equality should be seen as part of our new professional DNA”

Francesco Giai Via • Head of Studies, Alpi Film Lab

We chatted with Head of Studies Francesco Giai Via who’s overseeing this programme on Italian-French co-production, the second edition of which kicks off on 8 April with a first workshop in Annecy  

08 April 2022

Ukrainian filmmaker Maryna El Gorbach talks through the making of her war drama Klondike

Vilnius 2022 - Meeting Point Vilnius

Ukrainian filmmaker Maryna El Gorbach talks through the making of her war drama Klondike

The Meeting Point case study delved into the creative process behind a “hand-made” film which aimed “to bring a world war to the audience”  

07 April 2022

In Vilnius, industry representatives discuss how the war in Ukraine is affecting Europe’s audiovisual industry

Vilnius 2022 - Meeting Point Vilnius

In Vilnius, industry representatives discuss how the war in Ukraine is affecting Europe’s audiovisual industry

The event, organised by Meeting Point, aimed at finding a common ground and shared actions to support Ukrainian filmmakers  

07 April 2022

Icelandic producer-director Baltasar Kormákur builds two new studios near Reykjavik

Industry / Market - Iceland

Icelandic producer-director Baltasar Kormákur builds two new studios near Reykjavik

The complex, located in Gufunes, near the sea, will also host post-production facilities, office spaces, sound stages, and apartments for filmmakers and crew  

31 March 2022

Netflix set to open new office in Poland

Industry / Market - USA/Poland

Netflix set to open new office in Poland

The new branch will serve as a hub for the streaming giant’s Central and Eastern European productions  

31 March 2022

340 feature films produced by France in 2021

Industry / Market - France

340 feature films produced by France in 2021

French production bounced back admirably last year, but full recovery will only come with the return to normal cinema admission numbers and the wellbeing of independent distributors  

29 March 2022

Malta launches revamped, “bolder and better” cash rebate

Industry / Market - Malta

Malta launches revamped, “bolder and better” cash rebate

The archipelago’s film commission has launched an increased 40% cash-rebate programme for international audiovisual productions  

25 March 2022

Tomas Eskilsson • Author of Public Film Funding at a Crossroads

“Over time, more public film financiers have developed a more complex and perhaps more nuanced approach to global streaming services”

Tomas Eskilsson • Author of Public Film Funding at a Crossroads

The film producer answered a few questions about his report on public financing, recently published by Sweden’s Film i Väst  

24 March 2022

The Icelandic Film Centre unveils its ambitious 2020-2030 Film Policy

Institutions / Legislation - Iceland

The Icelandic Film Centre unveils its ambitious 2020-2030 Film Policy

The document, now available in English, identifies four main goals to bring the Icelandic industry to the next level as well as a series of concrete actions to pursue them  

17 March 2022

Edith Sepp • CEO, Estonian Film Institute

“Platforms are like what US-based studios used to be”

Edith Sepp • CEO, Estonian Film Institute

The CEO of Estonia’s national film agency answered some questions about the body’s schemes and activities, and shared her takes on Film i Väst’s recent study on public funding  

16 March 2022

“To sleep or not to sleep with the enemy?” That is the question asked by Film i Väst’s new report on public film funding

Industry / Market - Sweden/Europe

“To sleep or not to sleep with the enemy?” That is the question asked by Film i Väst’s new report on public film funding

The study identifies the main challenges affecting public film funding, but also provides a series of recommendations to guide the actions of industry players and policy makers  

11 March 2022

The Ministry of Culture and Gender Equality grants the Norwegian Film Institute an additional 30 million crowns to help the recovery of the country’s audiovisual industry

Production / Funding - Norway

The Ministry of Culture and Gender Equality grants the Norwegian Film Institute an additional 30 million crowns to help the recovery of the country’s audiovisual industry

The funds will aim to support a wide range of activities, including early financing, campaigns to promote cinema going as well as sales and international distribution  

08 March 2022

Netflix and Creative UK team up to kick off genre-based programme Breakout

Industry / Market - USA/UK

Netflix and Creative UK team up to kick off genre-based programme Breakout

The new programme will fund new, high-quality projects developed by British filmmakers, and at least one of them will receive a £1.5 million production budget  

24 February 2022

In 2021, two German incentive schemes generated a record inward investment in film and TV series of €740 million

Production / Funding - Germany

In 2021, two German incentive schemes generated a record inward investment in film and TV series of €740 million

Last year, the German Federal Film Fund and German Motion Picture Fund backed new productions with a total of €147.4 million, generating an almost five-fold increase in the initial outlay  

23 February 2022

Against all odds, 2021 turned out to be a record-breaking year for the Irish screen industries

Production / Funding - Ireland

Against all odds, 2021 turned out to be a record-breaking year for the Irish screen industries

Last week, Screen Ireland disclosed production activity figures of €500 million with growth recorded across local feature film, TV drama and animation  

22 February 2022

The Berlinale Co-Production Market discusses the challenges of combining private investment with co-productions

Berlinale 2022 - EFM

The Berlinale Co-Production Market discusses the challenges of combining private investment with co-productions

BERLINALE 2022: The panel attempted to profile private investors, how and when to approach them and the dos and don'ts for producers to work with them  

17 February 2022

“How do we save the producers and take good care of them?” wonder experts during “Future-proofing the Industry” panel

Göteborg 2022 – Göteborg Industry

“How do we save the producers and take good care of them?” wonder experts during “Future-proofing the Industry” panel

Panellists at Göteborg discussed the current challenges faced by European producers and the changes brought about by the US market  

08 February 2022

Michael Cowan and Flaminio Zadra share their expertise on selling, marketing and distributing films at the Malta Film Week

Industry / Market - Malta

Michael Cowan and Flaminio Zadra share their expertise on selling, marketing and distributing films at the Malta Film Week

The two producers spoke about how (co-)producing practices have changed and the struggles of making profitable films  

03 February 2022

At the Malta Film Week, panellists explore the country’s different funding options

Industry / Market - Malta

At the Malta Film Week, panellists explore the country’s different funding options

Production bursaries, an attractive cash-rebate programme covering up to 40% of eligible expenses and a highly skilled workforce are just some of the benefits of filming in Malta  

26 January 2022

Roberto Stabile • Head of International Relations, ANICA

“There’s a huge desire to get back to the relationship Italy and France enjoyed in the past”

Roberto Stabile • Head of International Relations, ANICA

On the occasion of De Rome à Paris, we discuss the various strategies in place to internationalise the Italian system  

14 January 2022

Episode 01: Jasmila Žbanić

Video podcast

Episode 01: Jasmila Žbanić

The Bosnian filmmaker talks about her acclaimed feature Quo vadis Aida? and the ecosystem of production and co-production in Europe  

22 December 2021

Episode 19: Inside (Greece/Germany/Belgium)

The Co-production Podcast

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  

09 December 2021

Episode 18: The Delegation (Poland/Israel/Germany)

The Co-production Podcast

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  

08 December 2021

Episode 17: Disco Boy (France/Italy/Poland/Belgium)

The Co-production Podcast

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  

03 December 2021

Canal+ signs a new agreement vis-a-vis French film

Industry / Market - France

Canal+ signs a new agreement vis-a-vis French film

Canal+ and Ciné+ guarantee an investment in French and European cinema totalling €600m over the next 3 years, while an overhaul of media chronology windows is now topping the agenda  

03 December 2021

Episode 16: About Joan (France/Germany/Ireland)

The Co-production Podcast

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  

02 December 2021

Episode 15: Men of Deeds (Romania/Bulgaria)

The Co-production Podcast

Episode 15: Men of Deeds (Romania/Bulgaria)

The producers of Paul Negoescu's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support  

01 December 2021

Episode 14: The Volunteer (Spain/Greece)

The Co-production Podcast

Episode 14: The Volunteer (Spain/Greece)

The producers of Nely Reguera's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support  

30 November 2021

Exploring the partnership opportunities between Estonian and British producers at Tallinn

Black Nights 2021 – Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Exploring the partnership opportunities between Estonian and British producers at Tallinn

After an introduction about the two countries’ main funding options, Estonian and British producers shared their experiences on joint projects, such as Undergods and Sentinel  

30 November 2021

Privacy Policy