European VoD Meetings - Workshop 1 Workshop 1 of the 2nd edition of the European VoD Meetings took place on San Servolo, Venice, from September 2-5. During 4 intense days of training, the participants attended panels, round tables, workshops and networking events around the VoD landscape on innovation, tech, trends, marketing, content and access to finance. One of the main outcomes from this training session is the importance of collaborating, sharing best practices and finding the right partners at a European and international level, to contribute and develop a sustainable and competitive VoD sector. The workshop gathered 49 participants (32 trainees, 17 experts), from 44 companies and 19 nationalities.
VoD Market Day
Organized by EuroVoD and in partnership with the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, San Servolo Servizi and Zoo Digital, the 1st VoD Market Day took place on September 3rd. One day of public conference & debates, project presentation, b2b meetings & networking, gathering around 100 film professionals interested in knowing more the VoD sector. Moderated by Michael Gubbins, the conferences presented our current VoD landscape through trends, evolution and tech innovation with panelists: Christian Grece (European Audiovisual Observatory), Wendy Bernfeld (Rights Stuff), Amélie Leenhardt (Arte), Bruno Delecour (FilmoTV), Jaume Ripoll (Filmin), Julie-Jeanne Régnault (EFADs), Marzena Rembowski (Netflix), William Page (FilmDoo), David Croyé (JustWatch), Roni Harel (Kaltura). The afternoon left room for b2b meetings and project pitches by MinersINC, ZOO Digital, FilmoTV, Powster, OUTtv and NokZeDoc.
On August 30th, EuroVoD, presented the network and its activities at the 2nd edition of the MEDIA Aperitivo - Meet the European Industry, organized by the Creative Europe Desks MEDIA. The focus of the networking reception was on the programme and how to expand collaborations with VoD platforms. You can see the video with interviews during the event here.
San Sebastian International Film Festival
On September 23rd Europa Distribution organised in partnership with San Sebastian International Film Festival an industry talk on the presence and prominence of European films on VoD. The panelists shared their views and experiences: Chief of Unit Audiovisual and Media Services Policy of the European Commission Anna Herold; European Audiovisual Observatory film analyst Martin Kanzler; EFADs Secretary General Julie-Jeanne Régnault, Artcam's Vit Schmarc and EUROVOD Secretary General Silvia Cibien. Read the article on Cineuropa here.
European VoD Meetings - Workshop 2 Applications for Workshop 2 of the European VoD Meetings are open! Click here for more info and how to apply. The session will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, during the Sofia Meetings and Sofia International Film Festival, from March 18-21 2020. Applications close on the 15th December.
Nederlands Film Festival
On October 1st, EuroVoD's General Delegate, will be present at the Nederlands Film Festival as a panelist of the conference "The VOD Goldrush" moderated by Michael Gubbins and alongside Jean-Baptiste Viaud (General Delegate of LaCinetek) and Janneke Slöetjes (Director Public Policy EU, Netflix).
Nextv Series Europe & CEE
EuroVoD is proud to be a Media partner of Nextv Series in Berlin on November 19-21. The event will feature panel discussions, one-on-one sessions, to provide strategic insights into the latest TV, telecom and OTT trends and opportunities. Andreas Wildfang, Executive Director at EYZ Media GmbH and EuroVoD board member, will attend as a speaker. EuroVoD Members benefit from a 25% discount code on all tickets: email (firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the code).
Welcome to the new members !
Since last Spring, EuroVoD is thrilled to have welcomed 4 new member in its network. Joining us as Core Members, we have: Hoanzl Vertriebs (AT), Nok ze Doc (FR), and Tënk (FR). As Associate Member, we also welcome Audiovisiva (IT).
NEWS & REPORTS
European Public Policies
Calls for proposals EACEA 2020 The calls for proposals from Creative Europe MEDIA have been released by the European Commission. In the context of the preparation for the future programme next year, a lot of these calls for proposals are evolving. You can now apply to the call for Promotion of European Audiovisual Works Online - Deadline: April 7th 2020.
Film Financing and the Digital Single Market The Committee on Culture and Education from the European Parliament published a study on Film Financing and the Digital Single Market regarding the role of territoriality and new models of financing. The implementation of the Digital Single Market in Europe has an important impact on different aspects of the film industry. Currently, territoriality is a key model in film financing and the EU policies could mitigate the scope of the territorial exclusivity in the audiovisual sector.
Nomination at the European Commission In the framework of the composition of the new European Commission, Bulgarian Mariya Gabriel has been nominated to be Commissioner for Innovation and Youth. She will be in charge of the programmes Creative Europe, Horizon Europe and Erasmus+, among others. Targeted Consultation on the exercise of rights of performers and producers This summer, the Commission opened a targeted consultation on the exercise of rights of performers and producers in the audiovisual sector. The aim is to gather information and data on current market practices. The deadline - initially scheduled on September 30th - has been extended until December 31st. You also have the possibility now to answer to the questions in any EU language, even though the questions are asked in FR, EN and DE.
Reports from the European Audiovisual Observatory
Circulation of European Films outside Europe The study that you can download from the European Audiovisual Observatory here looks at the volume and the theatrical performance of European films in 12 non-European sample markets. In 2017, a total of 671 European films were theatrically released in at least one of the 12 non-European markets covered in the report. This is the largest number of European films released outside Europe in the past five years and represents about 10% of the total number of European films on release worldwide. Study on Visibility of European Audiovisual Works on TVOD This report finds that, overall, European films do get access to promotion and prominence on VOD services. However, they get less promotion per film than US films. Furthermore, the promotion efforts for European films are concentrated around a limited number of titles, and take place mainly in their country of origin. Overall, European films and TV content get 27% of TVOD prominence. You can download the full report here.
You can find the online version here.