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Digital Distribution - Maximizing Reach and Revenues
December 10 - 12 (online)

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.

FormatInteractive online workshop
DateDecember 10-12
LocationOnline via Zoom
Participant fee590 EUR (special offer 2020)
ScholarshipsScholarships and discounts available (details below)

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Digital Distribution - Maximizing Reach and Revenues
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Moving online

NEW FORMAT: Online Workshop

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION 2020 will be held as state-of-the-art live online workshop, designed specifically to reflect the structure and offer a 100% equivalent to the content of the on-site workshop. The format allows for a highly interactive workshop, including collaboration in virtual working groups and exclusive networking opportunities. We are also happy to offer you several exclusive benefits (see below).

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 on-site
  • Excellent networking opportunities during the workshop as well as at our social evening programme
  • 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

Exclusive Benefits 2020

  • Free access to selected e:lessons (tba)
  • A 50% discount on another Online Course of your choice
  • Over 30% discount on the regular participation fee (890 EUR)
  • No costs for travel, accommodation or meals 
  • Special interactive elements like virtual group work
  • The chance to learn from first-hand experience of fellow industry professionals dealing with recent industry challenges

programme schedule 2020 will be announced soon

Experts 2020 include (Further tba)

Nuno Bernardo
Nuno Bernardo
Managing Director, beActive Entertainment, Portugal
Wendy Bernfeld
Wendy Bernfeld
Managing Director, Rights Stuff, The Netherlands
Dr. Ralph Oliver Graef
Dr. Ralph Oliver Graef
LL.M. (NYU), Lawyer, GRAEF Rechtsanwälte, Germany
Arash T. Riahi
Arash T. Riahi
Producer / Director / Dramatic Advisor, Golden Girls Filmproduction, Austria

Previous Case studies include (Case studies 2020 tba)

 GR, F, UK D: Giorgos Lanthimos


D: Giorgos Lanthimos

 AT, CH, DE, GR, BE D: The Riahi Brothers

D: The Riahi Brothers

 UK D: Matt Palmer

D: Matt Palmer

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, FYROM, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

Please do not register above if applying for a scholarship. To apply, fill in this application form before November 9.

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
+49 (0) 331.769 915-06 |
Judith Klein
Judith Klein
Project Coordinator International Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-05 |
Christin Huchel
Christin Huchel
Student Assistant International Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-02 |
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