European film industry

The visibility of film on on-demand platforms: Germany, France and the United Kingdom

Authors: Gilles FONTAINE / European Audiovisual Observatory

Published: 16/03/2016

This report is a first attempt to measure the visibility of films, and notably the visibility of European films through the quantitative analysis of the services home pages.  More


Origin of films in VOD catalogues in the EU

Authors: Laura ENE and Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

Published: 16/03/2016

The European Audiovisual Observatory undertook in October 2015 a research project on films in selected video-on-demand catalogues available in the European Union. The first results of this research project are presented in this note.  More


FOCUS - World Film Market Trends

Published: 13/05/2015

"Focus" contains all key figures of the film industry in the most important countries. It provides a concise analysis of results and tendencies country by country, together with recent figures.  More


Female directors in European film productions. State of play and evolution between 2003 and 2012

Authors: Julio Talavera Milla

Published: 18/09/2014

This first-of-its-kind pan-European analysis of films by female directors reveals that only 16.3% of the European films produced between 2003 and 2012 were shot by female directors. This percentage is even lower when it comes to the share of admissions, with European films by women directors accounting for 8.9% of the total admissions in Europe during the same period.  More


Mandatory contributions and mandatory investments by the various stakeholders in Europe – the new challenges of the digital era and globalisation

Authors: A. Lange, OBS

Published: 13/06/2014

At the occasion of a workshop organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory and the Ministerio dei beni e delle attivita culturali e del turismo in Rome on 12 June 2014, André Lange made a presentation on the role for new players in the funding for film and audiovisual production.  More


Box office down in the European Union in 2013 but first quarter of 2014 shows promise

Published: 09/05/2014

Provisional Q1 figures from 11 EU markets indicate that admissions in the European Union increased in the first three months of this year, compared to Q1 2013. Quarterly admissions increased significantly in 3 out of the 5 big EU markets, namely in France (+18.9%), Italy (+13%) and Spain (+8.7%), outweighing smaller decreases in Germany and the UK. On a cumulative basis admissions in these five markets increased by 5.6%.  More


Réunis à Paris, les centres du cinéma européens s'accordent sur une feuille de route pour réinventer la politique audiovisuelle à l'échelon européen

Authors: CNC

Published: 04/04/2014

Le réseau des centres européens du cinéma (EFAD - European Film Agency Directors), s'est réuni le 3 avril à Paris, en amont du Forum de Chaillot "Avenir de la culture, avenir de l'Europe" organisé par la ministre française de la Culture et de la Communication.  More


Lack of choice driving demand for film downloads

Authors: European Commission

Published: 06/02/2014

Nearly 70% of Europeans download or stream films for free, whether legally or illegally, according to a new European Commission study on audience behaviour.  More


Decline in admissions in the European Union in 2012 but European films' market share on the up

Published: 07/05/2013

In 2012 attendance for EU films grew by 12% year on year, amounting to around 313 million admissions, boosted by 'Skyfall', the latest instalment of the James Bond franchise. The British secret agent's latest outing, a majority UK co-production, brought the market share of European films within the EU to 33.6%, the highest level of the century.  More


Cinema admissions in Europe in 2012 down overall, but some countries make big strides

Published: 08/02/2013

Overall, European cinema admissions are estimated to have fallen by 0.9%, but a number of territories, particularly the Nordics, Russia and Turkey showed strong gains.  More


The European Digital Cinema Report

Authors: Martin Kanzler, European Audiovisual Observatory & Elisabetta Brunella, MEDIA Salles

Published: 11/07/2012

This report provides the latest figures on digital screens and penetration rates across Europe and goes beyond them to explain the historical development of digitisation: it discusses the main reasons why roll-out did not happen for over a decade before finally entering the mainstream deployment phase in 2009 and analyses the role played by 3D, Third Party Facilitators and public funding schemes.  More


European Union box office inches to record high in 2011 as European comedies provide welcome relief and 3D matures

Published: 14/05/2012

2011 was a year of stabilisation at the European box office as the marked upward trend of GBO of the past two years slowed down significantly, resulting nevertheless in an overall year-on-year increase.  More


3D drives EU gross box office to record high in 2010 as market share for European films drops in 2010

Published: 09/05/2011

Based on provisional data available, the European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that 2010 gross box office takings in the European Union increased by 5% year-on-year to around EUR 6.45 billion, the highest level on record. In contrast to 2009 box office growth was exclusively driven by an increase in average ticket prices as admissions actually decreased by 1.6% to 966million tickets sold.  More


The Circulation of European Co-productions and Entirely National Films in Europe

Authors: Martin Kanzler in collaboration with Susan Newman-Baudais and André Lange, European Audiovisual Observatory

Published: 11/09/2008

This study analyses the circulation and performance of European co-productions and compares them to entirely national European films, both inside and outside their national markets. A sample of 5 414 films with theatrical release during the period 2001 to 2007 in 20 European markets are examined, using data from the European Audiovisual Observatory's LUMIERE database.  More


The Place of Third Country Film and Audiovisual Works in European Markets

Authors: Martin Kanzler and André Lange, European Audiovisual Observatory

Published: 07/07/2008

This report looks at the presence on the European Union market of films and audiovisual works from third countries. The expression ‘third countries' used in the report applies to works from outside the 25 European countries then member states of the European Union and excluding works from the United States. The period covered is 2002 to 2006 and the study analyses both the theatrical presence and performance of these films in the EU as well as share of non-EU, non-US fiction broadcast on leading television channels.  More