The Constant Gardeners - What Role for Distributors in the New Film Industry Ecosystem?

Monday 3 July, 9:30–11:30am / Lázně III Cinema

In this open panel, Europa Distribution focuses on the current state of play of independent film distribution in Europe. What figures best reflect the evolution of the market? How to interpret the data available? And what are the challenges faced by distributors today? During this panel discussion, moderated by Michael Gubbins and introduced by Bogdan Wenta (European Parliament), Huw Jones (University of York) and Liesbeth Sträter (University of Antwerp) will present the outcomes of their academic research, while Nikolas Moschakis (FIAD) and Ben Johnson (Gruvi) approach the topic from a policy and marketing perspective.


Ben Johnson (Marketing Expert, GRUVI): will share his perspective on distribution from a market point of view

Nikolas Moschakis (Secretary General of FIAD): will focus on the Policy point of view on Copyright, COO, Geo-blocking and AVMS

Huw Jones (Post Doctoral Researcher, University of York): will present his research on the current state of play of independent distribution in Europe, based on his academic studies

Liesbeth Sträter (Europa Distribution Intern and Master student from University of Antwerp): will present the outcome of an internal survey conducted within the Europa Distribution association

The panel will be moderated by Michael Gubbins (SampoMedia and Chairman of Film Agency for Wales, UK) and a keynote speech will be given by member of European Parliament Bogdan Wenta.

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