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Film financing – European strategies to boost cultural diversity
The conference will look at the following themes: how are today’s European films financed? Who are the new financial players? How does public policy channel money into film funds and financing mechanisms? How is the structure of film financing in Europe changing?
The European Audiovisual Observatory and the European Film Agencies Research Network (EFARN) have just launched a new database of film industry research and statistics which can be freely consulted on line.
European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report commissioned by the EFADs
Europe has been making great efforts to boost its TV and film content in European markets since the late eighties. Almost 30 years on, a range of measures exists to help. The Observatory has released a mapping report comparing measures aimed at promoting European film and TV programmes in Europe.
On the occasion of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival the Observatory releases its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2018. After three years of above average levels, the Observatory estimates that total admissions in the EU decreased by 3.0% to 955 million tickets sold.
European Audiovisual Observatory releases new European film report
Research suggests that co-production films travel better than their national equivalents, crossing borders and reaching more international audiences. But co-productions can be risky. This report looks at the legal safeguards and frameworks which provide some ground rules for co-productions in Europe
Our French Presidency conference held on 5th of June 2018 in Paris.
Gilles Fontaine presents his market analysis at the 2018 Cannes conference.
Maja Cappello presents her legal analysis at the 2018 Cannes conference.