EuroVoD Newsletter - February 2020

Updated: Mar 5

EUROPEAN VOD MEETINGS IN SOFIA


Here we are: next month, the 4th session of the European VoD Meetings will kick-off in Sofia, gathering 36 participants from 15 countries and representing 29 companies. Organized in cooperation with the Sofia FF and Sofia Meetings, and co-financed by Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, the training will feature round tables, cases studies and workshop focused on marketing and audience development, financing and business planning, tech, film licensing, analytics and trends of the VoD sector, focusing on the main challenges and best practices of indie European VoD platforms. On March 21st a panel will be co-organized with Europa Cinemas and Europa Distribution, highlighting the potential for cooperation in the value chain.


LET'S MEET AT BERLINALE!


If you are interesting in learning more about the EUROVOD association and activities, please contact our general delegate, Silvia Cibien, who will be attending the EUROPEAN FILM MARKET @ BERLINALE from February 20th to 25th. On Monday 24th, we are hosting an informal event for EuroVoD members and partners only. For more info or to set-up a meeting, please write to scibien@eurovod.org.


RECENT ACTIVITIES


Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival & Market Organized by the Short Film Market, in partnership with EuroVoD  and the Relais Culture Europe / Bureau Europe Creative France, the panel Online Platforms and Short Films: which kind of exposure for which audience? " took place on the 3rd February: an overview of the European online distribution landscape by presenting EuroVoD  the association of European Video on Demand platforms specialized in art-house, independent and European cinema. The aim of the panel was to discuss the realness of a market for short films online and to explore alternative business models and audiences that can be reached : what fits best from subscription to advertisement based services ? How exposure strategies can lead to new audiences ? Is a niche market sustainable ? On the stage, William Page (representing FilmDoo & EUROVOD), Penelope Bartlett (The Criterion Channel) and Lucie Canistro (UniversCiné & EUROVOD member).


Photo credit: Ewan Cabal for Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival


European Co-Production Forum On Feb 7-8th the ECPF took place in Brussels, gathering key players from TV and cinema at an international level to tackle and debate the future of the industry. The panel 'PLATFORMS: THE EUROPEAN RESPONSE (FINANCING & TAXATION), moderated by Thierry Leclercq (Ecran Total), was hosting Silvia Cibien (EuroVoD General Delegate), Maxime Lacour (Director of UniversCiné Belgium & UniversCiné Luxembourg, EUROVOD Treasurer), Julien Vin-Ramarony (President of VOD Factory, EuroVoD member) and Ava Striker (Development Ex at Mubi)



SPOTLIGHT ON


European Audiovisual Observatory

  1. New report on Media Law in Europe: Self- and Co-regulation in the new AVMSD. Following the new version of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, the European Audiovisual Observatory released a report reflecting on the place it has kept for self- and co-regulation in each country to implement parts of the Directive. You can download the full report here.

  2. New report: Territoriality and financing of audiovisual works: latest developments. The European Audiovisual Observatory, has reviewed developments in media legislation over the past five years with regards to the country of origin principle and territoriality of copyright, and the way these principles operate in practice in financing audiovisual production. It walks us through them in this very useful new report that you can download here.

Parenting at Film Festivals The collective launched in January 2017 for parents in the film industry facing the difficulty of traveling for film festivals and the necessity of childcare. many festivals were receptive to their concerns and proposed solutions to then set up their own new measures. The collective created the RED BALLOON ALLIANCE, which is an initiative that offers different benefits to new parents, such as a an onsite daycare, kids screenings and special access badges (depending on the festival). They are working actively with Berlinale, Cannes Film Festival and San Sebastián Film Festival. Parenting at Film Festivals is currently looking for partners to further establish and expand the community of family-friendly festivals and film professionals. If you are interested, please contact them on their private Facebook page.


Dataxis Free Webinars


Benefiting from fragmentation & frustration in the video industry. Dataxis is co-hosting a free webinar with Mirada on March 17th on the role for operators to resolve the fragmented environment and revive fatigued subscribers, and how can they benefit from it? The 1-hour webinar will explore the origins of the upcoming AVoD influx, the causes and cures for subscriber fatigue, how to fill the leanback experience gap, and creating a universal experience. You can sign up now online. European OTT landscape 2020: from parcelling to bundling? And you can sign up here for another Dataxis webinar on February 20th on Analysis of the multiplication of D2C OTT platforms and its consequences for the traditional content distribution markets.

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