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South Mediterranean distributor network

Programme Activities

South Mediterranean distributor network

The Regional Monitoring and Support Unit of the Euromed Audiovisual Programme has organised several activities - meetings, coaching sessions, screenings, launch of the Mediterranean distributors network MEDIS - to sustain the region’s film distribution sector:
 

 

First distribution workshop: Dead Sea (Jordan), July 5-6, 2012

Over 50 film professionals, including the region’s most prominent distributors, today gathered at a Euromed Audiovisual workshop in Jordan to discuss better distributing and exporting Mediterranean films.

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Download the speakers'presentations:

  • Tess Renaudo - European Distribution and Exhibitors Network [en] pdf (943.5 kb)
  • Mohammad Shawky Hassan - Network of Arab Arthouse Screens [en] pdf (795.7 kb)
  • Jonathon Perchal - Distribution Agreements and Current Industry Trends for the Independent Distributor [en] pdf (165.7 kb)
  • Sophie Juin - How to implement collective acquisition strategies [en] pdf (1589.0 kb)
  • Erick Gonzalez - Latin-American Distributors network [en] pdf (2929.5 kb)

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Second distribution workshop: Venice Film Festival - September 2, 2012

On September 2 at the Venice Film Festival, Euromed Audiovisual organised a working session with four Mediterranean distributors for the creation of a Mediterranean distribution network.

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Third distribution workshop - Launch of the MEDIS network, Dubai International Film Festival: December 10, 2012

Thanks to the European Union’s Euromed Audiovisual programme, some 20 distributors from the South Mediterranean countries met in Dubai for the creation of the MEDIS Association, the first network of South Mediterranean distributors.

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Mediterranean Distributors Network MEDIS

The Mediterranean distributors network MEDIS was launched in December 2012 in the frame of the Dubai Film Festival. Since then, many activities were conducted:
  • Launch of the MEDIS website, and call to Mediterranean professionals wishing to integrate the network
  • January 2013, Unifrance days: Several MEDIS members participated to the event, where the association has been presented
  • February 2013, Tangiers Film Festival: Some film distributors from MEDIS attended the festival, and a press conference to present the network to the press has been done (news 1, news 2)
  • March 2012, COPEAM assembly: Two MEDIS members attended the conferences, where they presented MEDIS to TV representatives
  • May 2013, Cannes Film Festival:Some film distributors from MEDIS took part to a VoD workshop, organised by Euromed Audiovisual
  • June 2013, Annecy Film Festival: Four film distributors from MEDIS took part to a conference on European animation film distribution, in partnership with Europa Distribution (news)
  • June 2013, Rome Mediterranean Film Festival: The MEDIS network has been presented during a conference, to more than 300 film professionals (news)
  • July 2013: Launch of the film education project - MEDIMAGES, thanks to an Anna Lindh grant.
  • July 2013, Imag'IMA festival: Conference on Arab films promotion and distribution, and presentation of the MEDIS network (news 1, news 2)
  • August 2013, Locarno film festival: Three film distributors from MEDIS took part to the festival, and attended a workshop on film marketing
  • September 2013, San Sebastian film festival: Four film distributors from MEDIS took part to the festival, and attended a workshop on how to promote a film before its release, in partnership with Europa Distribution
  • MEDIS becomes a member of the consortium for the Common Action of the Belgian network of the Anna Lindh Foundation
  • October 2013, Montpellier Mediterranean film festival: Several days dedicated to production and distribution in the Mediterranean with the participation of 10 MEDIS members (news 1, news 2)
  • December 2013, Dubai Film Festival: Second MEDIS general assembly, conference on piracy, organised by Euromed Audiovisual (news 1, news 2)
  • March 2014, Cartoon Movie, Lyon: A MEDIS member took part to the event, thanks to the partnership with Europa Distribution
  • May 2014, Cannes Film Festival: Some film distributors from MEDIS met during the festival to talk about further MEDIS actions (news)
 
For more information on the MEDIS network, initiated by the Euromed Audiovisual III programme, and/or to join the network, please visit the website http://medisnetwork.net or send an email to info@medisnetwork.net.
 
 
For more information, please contact Valerio CARUSO, Euromed Audiovisual Programme, vcaruso@euromedaudiovisuel.net

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