The distribution of documentaries, under the spotlight of Europa Distribution at IDFA
- Member distributors will present a detailed analysis of the releases of various recent films, focusing on audience targeting and theatrical and VOD strategies
From 21 to 23 November, Europa Distribution will hold a workshop dedicated to the distribution of documentaries at the IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Around 25 independent distributors, all members of the European network of independent film distributors and publishers, will participate in a session organised in collaboration with IDFA as part of their Industry Programme.
The closed workshop will host case studies on recent European documentaries released by Europa Distribution's members in different European countries. At this occasion, distributors Mirva Huusko (Nonstop Entertainment, Sweden), Hana Kijonka (Aerofilms, Czech Republic), Mika Siltala (Cinema Mondo, Finland), Fredrik Scholze (Arthaus, Norway), Huub Roelvink (Cherry Pickers, The Netherlands), Jakub Duszynski (Gutek Film, Poland), Lara Meyer (mindjazz pictures, Germany), Safirah Dijkstra (Cinema Delicatessen, The Netherlands), Christina Hug (Filmcoopi, Switzerland) and Kim Foss (Camera Film, Denmark) will share their experience regarding their publishing work, release strategies and promotional campaigns for documentaries released recently. They will present detailed analysis, focusing on audience targeting and admissions results, theatrical exploitation in case cinemas were open at release time in their country, and/or VOD releases, on the following films: Gunda [+see also:
film profile] (Norway) by Viktor Kossakovsky, Billie [+see also:
film profile] (UK) by James Erskine, I Am Greta [+see also:
interview: Nathan Grossman
film profile] (Sweden/UK) by Nathan Grossman, Woman [+see also:
interview: Anastasia Mikova and Yann A…
film profile] (France) by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand and The Quest for Tonewood (Norway) by Hans Lukas Hansen.
Thanks to the Europa Distribution - IDFA partnership, attending distributors will also participate in the IDFA activities, including works in progress and special screenings, meetings and networking events, looking for the next documentaries to release.
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