Günther Oettinger

Catch up on Cannes

Last month, the Cannes Film Festival took place over 12 days. Among screenings of films In Competition, there were a host of industry events, including a wide range of European initiatives. If you missed the festival, here is a selection of videos and presentations from some of the key European events to download: 

Independent Pan-European Digital Association (IPEDA) 

Creative Europe-funded IPEDA – an association dedicated to supporting its members with film distribution and marketing, and in the advancement of the European Film Industry in the digital age, presented two of its projects, The Tide Experiment and Walk This Way, at the Cannes Next Pavilion. Included in the presentation, which drew viewers of more than 200 across the festival and through streaming, was an overview of both projects, the various distribution models they use, and a look at the marketing strategies involved. 

Download both presentations and watch the complete video of the conference below:

Digital Film Distribution and Marketing: MIND THE GAP

THE TIDE EXPERIMENT Documentaries and Day-and-Date


Ticket to Ride - European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO)

This year's EAO conference in Cannes brought together over 300 international film professionals to ask the question ‘What makes European films travel?’ Focusing on the export of European films and the importance of European films outside their national markets, the workshop included a panel discussion with speakers such as Irish producer Ed Guiney (Element Pictures), Stefano Massenzi (Lucky Red) and Daniela Elstner (French Association des Exportateurs de Films). 

Watch the conference below and see the corresponding Prezi presentation:

PFM and the International Marketplace – Film London 

Held at the UK Film Centre, Film London hosted a panel discussion on their Production Finance Market, which is supported through Creative Europe’s Access to Markets scheme, and gave European producers the opportunity to discover how to make the most out of their annual film financing event in October.

Creative Europe in Cannes – European Commission 

As well as having 23 Creative Europe-supported films screening at Cannes and 11 of those films taking home awards, the European Commission and Creative Europe were involved in a number of events during the festival, including the film financing-focused European Film Forum and kicking off the MEDIA 25 celebrations, among many more. Below is video content from some of these events, variously delivered in German, French and English. 

Statement by Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Digital Economy and Society

Günther Oettinger’s keynote speech at the opening of the European Film Forum event on 'Financing of European Films' 

Press event for the 25th anniversary of Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme, MEDIA 25 

With Pierre Lescure, President Festival Cannes, Günther Oettinger, Member of the EC in charge of Digital Economy and Society , Costa Gavras, filmmaker - Pawel Pawlikowski, filmmaker and script writer

Günther Oettinger’s speech at the LUX prize

Roundtable discussion on AVMSD and beyond "EU role in coordination of national film policy efforts" 

Image: Günther Oettingercourtesy of the European Commission