The European VoD Meetings is the first international training course especially conceived for European VoD platforms, specialised in European, independent and authors films. The training is also open to professionals willing to develop or in an early stage of development of a VoD service, and is suitable for companies proposing innovative solutions useful to the digital distribution industry, seeking clients, investors or partnerships, or to rights holders who want to work with European VoD services.
Organised by EuroVoD, the association of European VoD platforms for independent cinema and co-financed by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme, the training is born from the urgency of the VoD sector to network and to cooperate, sharing data and expertise, mutualising resources and developing new projects, partnerships and business models, enhancing the competitiveness of the sector
The VoD Meetings aim at fostering the competitiveness of the industry, while preserving the richness of the cultural diversity of European VoD platforms catalogues, to better reach the audience and finally contributing to the circulation of European and indie films.
The European VoD Meetings will consist of four days of lectures, workshops, networking and trade opportunities, public conferences, case studies, debates and screenings, through the transmission of know-how & peer-to-peer learning, benchmarking, confrontation about the hot topics of the business, implementation of innovative projects and the acquisition of technical, marketing, trading and management tools. It will be open to 35 executives and intermediate professionals working with and for European VoD platforms.
The first edition of the European VoD Meetings is divided into two modules. The first one took place 3 – 6 September in Venice, Italy, in partnership with the Venice Production Bridge, the market of the Venice FF. It involved 50 professionals, 33 participants and 14 experts, from 16 countries, who gathered on San Servolo island. The participants were CEOs, CTOs, Marketing and Editorial Directors, representing 20 companies: VoD platforms covering one or more territories, technical providers, rights holders (production and film festivals), public institutions and aggregators. The programme covered the following topics: analysis of VoD in Europe, piracy, circulation of classic and catalogue films on-line, European public policies, technical round-table, marketing and audience development, project pitch and B2B meetings. The programme and the full list of participants and speakers is published on the website of Eurovod.
The second module will take place in 6 – 9 February in Berlin. It will cover the following topics: Market analysis of indie VoD in Europe; Chain of rights; Financing; Team & Project Management; Innovation & new business models; VoD for cinemas; Film literacy & young audience; Projects Pitch & Workshop; and Trading & Networking facilities.
EuroVoD is colaborating with the Council of Europe / European Observatory on several projects, including the European film directory VoD Lumière; in Berlin EuroVoD will present a new marketing analysis dedicated to the independent European VoD players, as there are no comprehensive studies on this particular branch of the market, which remains basically unknown to the public institutions and to the industry itself.
Applications for the second module are open on-line until the 10th December. The training cost is 1,050 EUR, covering the tuition fees, four nights’ accommodation and meals. A limited number of scholarships and rebates are available, especially for participants coming from low audiovisual production countries and start-ups.
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