The Exploitation of Film Heritage Works in the Digital Era

20/09/2016 Author: Gilles FONTAINE & Patrizia SIMONE, European Audiovisual Observatory

The European Audiovisual Observatory has released a study - commissioned by the European Union - on film heritage works and their presence online.

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How do films circulate on VOD services and in cinemas in the European Union?

16/06/2016 Authors: Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

How do films circulate on EU VOD services? How do films circulate in EU cinemas? How many theatrical release films make it to VOD? How does circulation in cinemas and VOD compare?

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Origin of films in VOD catalogues in the EU

16/03/2016 Authors: Laura ENE and Christian GRECE, European Audiovisual Observatory

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.

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

16/03/2016 Author: Gilles FONTAINE, European Audiovisual Observatory

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.

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The Theatrical Market for European Films Outside of Europe - Key Figures 2014

Paid publication 16/12/2015 Authors: Martin KANZLER, European Audiovisual Observatory

This report aims to provide a high level analysis of the theatrical markets for European films outside Europe based on admissions data provided by Rentrak for 12 non-European markets including the North American market, five Latin American markets, China and South Korea in Asia as well as...

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

Paid publication 18/09/2014 Authors: Julio TALAVERA MILLA, European Audiovisual Observatory

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...

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

13/06/2014 Author: André LANGE, European Audiovisual Observatory

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.

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The European Digital Cinema Report

Paid publication 11/07/2012 Authors: Martin Kanzler, European Audiovisual Observatory & Elisabetta Brunella, MEDIA Salles

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...

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

11/09/2008 Authors: Martin Kanzler in collaboration with Susan Newman-Baudais and André Lange, European Audiovisual Observatory

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,...

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Public Aid Mechanisms for the Film and the Audiovisual Industry in Europe


This report draws on an in-depth study carried out by the National Cinematographic Centre in Paris and the European Audiovisual Observatory and provides information on the sums of money distributed. The whole landscape of public support systems for the cinema and audiovisual industries is...

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