Year 2014


20th of August Cine-Regio members met in Haugesund, Norway for an annual regional meeting. The two new members approved in Cannes May 2014, Copenhagen Film Fund and Hessische Filmförderung, made a presentation on their funding schemes. 
Also, the topic of the Cine-Regio Focus Report 2015 was discussed and it was decided to go with the suggestion on “Demand-Driven Diversity” a report about diversity policy strategies that will centre on the issue of diversity in terms of production & audiences. 
We also listened to guest speaker Catalina Briceno from Canada Media Fund (CMF) who presented “Digital Media Coproduction Framework”; an initiative by Canada’s cable and satellite distributors and the Government of Canada. The presentation was followed by talks on a possible CineRegio - Canada Media Fund Interactive Fund.


Viola Gabrieli and Margret Alberts at the Kids-Regio Forum

On June 19th and 20th around 80 European children’s film industry experts from 18 countries came together at the KIDS Regio Forum 2014. At the two day conference a wide range of representatives from within the European film industry, alongside film academics, met for the first time with the aim of raising the visibility and profile of, and increasing access to, children’s films in all European territories for the young target group. Read more at the Kids-Regio website: kids-regio 

Susanne Ding, European Commission


Animarco meeting in Annecy, France

Thursday 12th June, delegates met in Annecy, France for an Animarco meeting. On the agenda was discussions like; Where is the main challenges in the animation value chain? Should we focus more on the topics of innovation, cross-media etc where the animation sector has a significant role?



Thierry Frémaux, Cannes film festival

Monday 19th May, the annual Cine-Regio General Assembly took place in Cannes, France. At the meeting we could, amongst many other subjects, hear Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate from Cannes Film Festival talk about selection, trends and the future of film festivals. We welcomed two new members: Copenhagen Film Fund (DK) and Hessiche Filmförderung (DE). 


Green Regio group

In May 2014, the ground breaking “Sustainability in Vision” report was formally launched at the Cine-Regio Annual General Meeting in Cannes. Commissioned by Green-Regio, Cine-Regio’s Green Production subgroup, the report explores Green production practice across the European Regions and could be the foundation for an EU wide strategy for sustainable audio visual production. 


Financing Forum in Malmö, Sweden

March 11th, 2014, Malmö – Opening Industry Day of The Financing Forum for Kids Content: Marketing and audience engagement for children's live action features. Learn how to identify, engage and understand the audience of your project and end up with a strong marketing plan. 


Berlinale meeting, Germany


Berlinale meeting, Germany

Berlinale Strategic meeting 10 February 2014
The chairman reported that year 2013 had been a busy and challenging year for CineRegio in particular the turburlens around the Cinema Communaction, the EC’s launch of GBER for the film sector prior to the final publication of the Cinema Commuication, not to mention the surprise of the European Commission & Council deciding to include audiovisual in the EU-US Trade Free agreement negotiation mandate.

The meeting had two guest speakers, Roberto Olla who shared with us the “Experience of Eurimages on using Collecting Agency” and Ansgar Held from the European Commission who made an informative summary on the journey towards the publication of the new Cinema Communication and introduced us to the new draft GBER. For CineRegio the new Cinema Communication is a result of several years of work that took us through all levels in the European system, from meetings & correspondence with the officials in the Commission, to head of regions, national cultural ministers, MEPs, Commissioners’ cabinet staff and several Commissioners.