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Latest press releases

New free European film production report by the European Audiovisual Observatory

Film production booming in Europe - up by 47% - over the last 10 years

13/02/2018 Strasbourg, France

More than 18 000 films were produced in Europe between 2007 and 2016. These findings come from our brand new free European film production report just published in time for the Berlinale. The report is entitled: Film production in Europe - Production volume, co-production and worldwide circulation.

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France takes over European Audiovisual Observatory Presidency for 2018

08/01/2018 Strasbourg, France

The European Audiovisual Observatory kicks off a new year under French Presidency. The Strasbourg-based Observatory, part of the Council of Europe, has been providing facts and figures on the film, television and video industries in Europe since 1992. It functions under a yearly rotating...

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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes major new free study:

European films make up 28% of films broadcast on TV in Europe

05/12/2017 news

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes major new free study Download this free report: Films on TV: Origin, age and circulation Films produced in Europe made up 28% of films broadcast by a sample of TV channels during the 2015 – 2016 season. This sample contains a total of 131 TV...

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Commercial Communications in the AVMSD revision

23/11/2017 News

Advertising has always posed a challenge for European legislation. Lawmakers find themselves trying to address the concerns and needs of stakeholders as wide apart as children’s protection lobbyists, health and safety campaigners, protesters against gender stereotyping...

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Greece re-joins the European Audiovisual Observatory

20/11/2017 News

The Strasbourg-based Observatory, part of the Council of Europe, has just announced that Greece is back as a member state. Greece's withdrawal from the Observatory became effective as of January this year against a background of economic upheaval. While this meant that the Observatory could no...

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Films of the latest Observatory workshops and conferences

Creators in Europe’s Screen Sectors – Sketching Present and Future Challenges - 7 June 2022

The European cinema sector - diverging paths? - 20 May 2023

FOCUS 2023: Key Trends in the Film Sector - 19 May 2023



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