Category: WESTERN EUROPE

News about audiovisual in western Europe region (France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Malta, etc)

Spain / Spain develops film tourism with Fitur Cine

Fitur cine

For its 39th edition, the International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Fitur, is offering a new section, Fitur Cine / Screen Tourism – a platform for tourism connected to cinema and TV series. The new section is recognition that the places successful films or TV series were shot are attracting a growing number of tourists. An …

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France / Rendez-vous in Biarritz – for Fipadoc, from January 22nd to 27th

Fipadoc

Fipadoc, the International Documentary Festival in Biarritz, will be held in 6 venues in the city between January 22nd and 27th. It succeeds FIPA, a festival created in 1987 focussing on international audiovisual production. Christine Camdessus is the director of this new event. specialising in documentaries. Among other things, she created the documentary production company …

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Spain / Vodafone to axe 1,200 jobs

Vodafone

On January 10th the British telecommunications group announced its intention to cut up to 1,200 jobs in its Spanish subsidiary, almost a quarter of the total number of employees (5,014 in March 2018). The UK group has 14.1 million mobile customers in Spain and 3.3 million internet subscribers. To justify this vast lay-off, Vodafone cited …

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France / Audience for French channels: France Télévisions in front

France TV

On December 31st Médiamétrie published its data on French television’s audience ratings for 2018. The public television group France Televisions is in the overall lead, with 28.4% of audience share. That is slightly ahead of the privately owned TF1 group, which has 27.6% audience share across its various channels. Nevertheless the individual channel most watched …

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Spain / Launch of the “Atenea” programme

Atenea

The Institut Valencià de Cultura and the association Dona i Cinema, which organises a festival of the same name, announced the launch of the “Programa Atenea” for young women directors. It was created out of a need to help women who are either completing their studies or newly graduated, and who want to work in …

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France / The Lumières Award announces its nominated films

24e Lumières de la Presse Internationale

On December 17th the Académie des Lumières announced the films in competition for the 24th Lumières de la Presse Internationale. The award was created in 1995 by Daniel Toscan du Plantier and Edward Behr to make the international press more aware of French films. Every year Paris-based foreign journalists give the awards to the best …

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Spain / 7th Barcelona Festival of Italian Cinema

Festival de Cinéma Italien de Barcelona

For a few days in December the Catalan city became the capital of Italian cinema, with the 7th Barcelona Festival of Italian Cinema. From the 14th to 18th Spanish audiences could watch the best recent Italian films, with a selection of 10 features and 6 short films. The free screenings were followed by discussions with …

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