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Lisbon 6 June 2023
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The European Audiovisual Observatory and Portugal, which holds the Observatory Presidency for 2023, have announced a public European cinema conference:

New trends and risks in the European cinema sector? - A small/medium markets perspective

What are the diverging paths currently opening up in the European cinema industry? We invite you to explore with us the increasing polarization of cinema in Europe: art-house versus blockbusters, low-budget versus high-budget, public versus private funding, US majors versus indie local structures, multiplexes versus art-house cinemas.
The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, will provide a European overview of these cinema trends in Europe.

And then we're zooming in on Portuguese cinema and other small/medium markets and asking some key questions, such as:

  • Are these trends also observed in Portugal and other small/medium markets?
  • Are there any specific characteristics of the Portuguese and other small/medium markets that alter the picture?
  • What are the additional challenges for film professionals working in the industry today?
  • What are the responses of public authorities and what support policies do they envisage?
  • What is the impact of European film policies on the cinema industry of Portugal and other small/medium markets?

When: Tuesday 6 June, 14:30 – 17:30 (Lisbon time)
Where: Cinemateca Portuguesa, R. Barata Salgueiro 39, 1269-059 Lisbon, Portugal

Our conference language is English.

Free access is open to the general public upon registration.

 Download the conference programme

 Presentation by Gilles Fontaine, Head of Department for Market Information

 Presentation by Sophie Valais, Deputy Head of Department for Legal Information

 Presentation by Manuel Damasio, Associate Professor at Lusófona University, CRESCINE project