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Women’s Films Held Back in Europe by Lower Production and Distribution Support
FEMALE-DIRECTORS-large640 On International Women’s Day, Huw D Jones looks at the data for films directed by women in Europe and argues limited access to production funding and distribution support is holding back the market for female directed European films. Less than one in five (17%) films produced in Europe are solely directed by women (fig.1), according to data taken from the European Audiovisual Observatory’s ...
New Publication: The Box Office Performance of European Films in the UK Market
Volver Huw D Jones has published a new article in Studies in European Cinema on ‘The Box Office Performance of European Films in the UK Market’. The article examines two key questions:(1) why is the UK market for European film so small; and (2) how do certain European films achieve ‘breakout’ success? The key findings of the research – which is based on statistical ...
Why continental Europeans love Ken Loach (more than the British)
loach-europe-flag As Ken Loach’s latest film arrives in European cinemas, Huw D Jones examines why the veteran British director is more popular on the continent than in his own country. Last week saw the release of I, Daniel Blake, the latest film by veteran British director Ken Loach. Despite the intense publicity the film has attracted for its depiction of Britain’s benefits system, the
The Future of Film Funding in Europe
film fund picture Petar Mitric reports on the MEDICI programme, a series of workshops on the future of public film funding in Europe. What is the future of the public film funds in Europe? Are they “a player” or “a piece” within the European film industry? What are they going to look like in ten years? What disrupts their objectives and mission? These are some of the questions the MEDICI programme tackled in a ...
Are EU policies impeding the UK market for European film?
Box office The BFI says there are too many UK cinema releases, making it harder for European films to make a mark. Huw Jones asks if EU policies designed to help such films are to blame. May bank holiday is a popular time to catch a movie. But British cinema-goers were spoilt for choice this year, with 23 new releases coming out the same week, including an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from ...
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