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The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes new report on the gender of directors and screenwriters in European film and audiovisual fiction.
Women represent less than one film director out of four in Europe
This report provides an assessment of the gender imbalance among directors and screenwriters in Europe, looking at both feature films and audiovisual fiction series.
New mapping report by the European Audiovisual Observatory
How does Europe define the nationality of a film or TV programme?
Nationality is key for the eligibility both to financing through film funds and for investment and share obligations of public and private AVMS providers. This report aims to provide a complete picture of the rules defining the nationality of an AV work in Europe.
The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes its cinema figures for 2019
EU box office topped 1 billion admissions and EUR 7.2 billion GBO in 2019
The Observatory has published its annual cinema round-up for 2019. An initial overview of the first half of 2020 is planned after the summer. These figures are taken from the 2020 edition of FOCUS – World Film Market Trends, which is prepared annually for the Marché du Film.
European Audiovisual Observatory announces COVID-19 documentary and live expert chat at this year’s Cannes Marché du Film online
What are the effects of COVID-19 on the film, TV and VOD industries? Join us at the Cannes Marché du Film online for our documentary and live expert chat on Tuesday 23 June from 17.00 – 18.00 (CET). This is a public online event open to all. Registration information in the article.
New IRIS Themes study reports on ECHR case law in the field of press freedom in Europe
Press freedom in Europe - how is the European Court of Human Rights protecting journalists and their freedom to report?
This fifth edition of IRIS Themes covers cases concerning freedom of expression, and media and journalistic freedom brought before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 1994 to 2019.
Creators in Europe’s Screen Sectors – Sketching Present and Future Challenges - 7 June 2022
Circulation of European films: is availability enough? - 21 May 2022
FOCUS 2022: Key Trends in the Film Sector
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