Meeting at Paris Cinéma for Europa Distribution
by Fabien Lemercier
Forty independent distributors, among some of the most dynamic in Europe, will gather for the second consecutive year as part of the Paris Cinéma Festival (July 3-13 – see programme). From July 5-7, these distributors will take part in the co-production platform Paris Project (see news and news) and a workshop organised by the Europa Distribution network with support from the MEDIA Programme.
The workshop will include an analysis of the new economic models with which independent European distributors are confronted. These will be examined in detail by Antonio Medici of Bim Distribuzione, among others.
The line-up also features a presentation of the different marketing strategies for sales and releases of films, including Michelangelo Frammartino’s Cannes Europa Cinemas Label-winner The Four Times [+see also:
interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
interview: Savina Neirotti
film profile] (with participants including Philippe Bober from Coproduction Office, Claudia Bedoni from the Luce Institute and Régine Vial from Les Films du Losange).
A few films from the line-ups will also be analysed: Laure Vaysse from the UK’s Bankside Films will talk about Colm McCarthy’s Outcast [+see also:
film profile] and Rachel Perkins’s Bran Nue Dae, while Peter Jager from Austria’s Autlookfilms will analyse Michael Madsen’s Into Eternity and Joonas Neuvonen’s Reindeer Spotting.
Finally, there will be a debate focusing on distributors-producers, with speakers including Alexandra Lebret (European Producers Club), French representatives from the IFCIC and Back up, Annemie Degryse from Belgian company Lumiere, Germany’s Raimond Goebel from Pandora Film and Norway’s John Jacobsen from Filmkameratene.
(Translated from French)
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