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Digital Distribution - Maximizing Reach and Revenues
Fall 2022

2020 has forever changed the entertainment industry: shut-down theatres, stopped productions, cancelled release dates as well as film festivals and markets going on-line only. With theatres almost empty and VoD subscriptions soaring, film production and distribution companies must learn to adapt fast to navigate this new landscape and sustain their businesses. Here is where the crucial importance of alternative distribution models becomes more evident than ever.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION will help European producers navigate these troubles waters. The workshop provides an up-to-date overview of the marketplace, including today’s key players as well as hands-on tips and tools to monetize content and reach wider audiences. International industry experts, current examples and case studies of new deals being made as well as new ways of building a successful distribution strategy help participants take the next step. Various networking opportunities allow to connect with the experts as well as fellow European colleagues and build long-lasting business relationships.

    DateFall 2022
    FormatOn-site workshop
    Participant fee890 EUR (incl. meals, excl. accommodation)
    ScholarshipsScholarships and discounts available (details below)
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    what digital distribution offers


    • New players and business opportunities in today’s marketplace
    • Running and sustaining  a business in uncertain times
    • Monetizing your back catalogue
    • The digital distribution agreement – key deal points
    • Direct sales and distribution, including hybrid models
    • Successful distribution strategies and marketing campaigns
    • Cutting-edge case studies


    • Latest expertise from internationally acclaimed trainers
    • Opportunity to test and apply the acquired knowledge
    • Interactive sessions with space for questions and exchange
    • Excellent networking opportunities 
    • An active and interdisciplinary group of participants and industry experts
    • Opportunity to establish valuable and long-lasting business relationships with audiovisual professionals from all over Europe

    programme schedule 2020

    Experts 2020 were

    Nuno Bernardo
    Nuno Bernardo
    Producer / Managing Director, beActive Entertainment, Portugal
    Wendy Bernfeld
    Wendy Bernfeld
    Managing Director / Founder, Rights Stuff, The Netherlands
    Dr. Ralph Oliver Graef
    Dr. Ralph Oliver Graef
    LL.M. (NYU), Lawyer, GRAEF Rechtsanwälte, Germany
    Avalon Lyndon
    Avalon Lyndon
    Director of Marketing, MUBI Releases, UK
    Arash T. Riahi
    Arash T. Riahi
    Producer / Director / Dramatic Advisor, Golden Girls Filmproduction, Austria
    Joanna Solecka
    Joanna Solecka
    Head of Alphapanda Warsaw, Film Marketing Expert, Poland

    Case studies 2020 were

     BR, FR D: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles

    BR, FR

    D: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles

     SE, DK D: Ali Abbasi

    SE, DK

    D: Ali Abbasi

     CL D: Pablo Larraín


    D: Pablo Larraín

     US D: David Robert Mitchell


    D: David Robert Mitchell

     PT D: Nuno Bernardo


    D: Nuno Bernardo

     DE D: Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi


    D: Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi

    Scholarships and discounts

    Erich Pommer Institut Scholarships

    A limited amount of mostly partial scholarships is available for nationals of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

    Other Scholarships and discounts

    Please consider applying for funding in your home countries. 

    German funding possibility: Bildungsprämie des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung

    Finnish funding possibilities: AVEK training supports | The Finnish Film Foundation training supports

    Lithuanian funding possibility: Lithuanian Film Centre scholarships

    Polish funding possibility: Polish Film Institute  financial support

    If you would like to participate but are experiencing financial difficulties because of Covid-19, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will try our best to find a solution.

    Please note: Discounts and scholarships are not combinable.

    What former participants say

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    EPI Talk // Storytelling for the converged media by Peter de Maegd
    EPI Talk // Digital Distribution by Frederik Stege
    EPI Talk // Shifting Windows of Opportunities by Wendy Bernfeld


    Dina Rubanovitš
    Dina Rubanovitš
    Head of International Training & Business Strategy
    +49 (0) 331.769 915-06 |
    Judith Klein
    Judith Klein
    Project Coordinator International Training
    +49 (0) 331.769 915-05 |
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