EDEN

EDEN (European Distribution and Exhibitors Network) was founded in 2011. It gathers European professionals who want to offer cinematographic diversity in their countries by strengthening the presence of third country films, with a focus on Latin American titles. EDEN members also explore new ways of releasing movies in Europe.

The network was developed in the context of Cinemalab, within of the framework of  Cine Sin Fronteras platform suported by Media Mundus. This action is managed by ARCALT.

MEMBERS

2012-2013 Maps members

 

2013-2014 Maps members

ART FEST - Bulgary
http://siff.bg/

ART FEST Ltd. is a production and distribution company. Since 1997 it has produced Sofia International Film Festival: the biggest film festival in Bulgaria, accredited by FIAPF. Since 2004 significant part of the festival is the Sofia Meetings co-production market (pitching for feature film projects and showcase of Bulgarian and regional cinema). Art Fest together with its sister company RFF International has produced and co-produced 12 feature films and documentaries including the award winning co-production The world is big and salvation lurks around the corner by Stephan Komandarev which was nominated in the Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist 2010. Since 1999 the company has distributed 50 feature films.

CIRKO FILM - Hungary
http://www.cirkofilm.hu

Cirko Film Maskepp Foundation was founded by civil initiative in 1993. Beside operating two art-house theatres; Cirko-Gejzir in Budapest and Apollo in Pecs, the foundation is playing an important role in the cultural life of Budapest as a theatrical distributor.

Openness, community and dedication to contemporary art-house flicks. 

FILMTOPIA - Slovakia
http://www.filmtopia.sk/

Filmtopia, founded in 2012,  represents an open space for quality film that tries to move the frontiers of Slovak viewers´ experience with the cinematic event. Each film distributed by Filmtopia receives an individual attention tailored to its needs. Filmtopia´s ambition is to create some kind of a laboratory investigating the unique journeys of particular films from the authors to the viewers. Each film in the history of Filmtopia becomes a chapter of the project investigating progressive distribution in Slovakia.

FRENCH ACADEMY - VILLA MEDICI - Italy
http://www.villamedici.it

Brief history: The French Academy in Rome-Villa Medici. French public institution depending on the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Key facts & actions: It hosts French artists. Place of diffusion and creation: exhibitions, cinema, music, history of art. 

KAMERA OKO - Czech Republic
http://www.filmfestivalostrava.com/

Kamera Oko is a production and distribution company founded in 2010 by producer and film curator Jakub Felcman, and is a legal body for the organization of International Cinematographers Film Festival Ostrava Kamera Oko. Besides Ostrava Kamera Oko film festival, the company organizes other satellite events during the year, such as the official reprise of La semaine de la critique, Cannes in Cinématheque in Prague. In 2012, Cinema Glock, a distribution label, was established to support alternative ways of distribution of art films in the Czech Republic.

KINO BIZE - Latvia
http://www.kinobize.lv/home

Kino Bize was founded in 2012 as a small, cosy art-house movie theater in the center of Riga, Latvia. The theater’s programming embraces challenging, vibrant and independently produces films and videos as well as thematically programmed retrospection, educational programs and special events. Kino Bize holds three to four screenings every day in local 30 seats cinema and offers a film program for other movie theaters and venues in Latvia, including open-air cinema screenings.

Kino Bize has taken part in all significant film festivals and cultural events in Latvia and is one of the most recognized cinemas alongside the mainstream offer. Since 2013 Kino Bize has expanded the scope of activities becoming also a film distributor in Latvia and Baltic States.

KINO PASAKA - Lithuania
http://www.kinopasaka.lt

Brief history: The cinema was established in September 2009.
Key facts & actions: In order to guarantee an interesting, attractive and alternative programme and to run premieres, Kino Pasaka is also distributing films itself and also runs annual female film festivals.

KINO VALLI - Croatia
http://www.kinovalli.net

Brief history: Kino Valli (former Kino Zagreb) was reopened in July 2008 after complete makeover which was initiated by the city of Pula, its new owner. 
Key facts & actions: Only cinema in Pula with programming compromising commercial and non commercial films, hosting variety of festivals, developing valuable FIlm in school project. 

OPEN UNIVERSITY SUBOTICA - Serbia
http://www.openunsubotica.rs/
From 1992 Open University Subotica is executive producer of European Film Festival Palic which became the most important film festival in Serbia with goal to create bridges between films, directors and the audience. Since 2010 Open University Subotica founded a cinema theater “Eurocinema” which is a member of Europa Cinemas Network.

PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT - United Kingdom
http://www.picturehouses.co.uk

Picturehouse Entertainment is the fledgling distribution arm of City Screen. The company has distributed four films in the UK so far including Werner Herzog's CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS and Miranda July's THE FUTURE. City Screen owns and operates 20 Picturehouse cinemas in key sites across the UK. The company also remotely programmes a further 45 sites on behalf of a huge range of clients. 

ACCESS CINEMA - Ireland
http://www.accesscinema.ie

Brief history: 1977 - Irish Federation of Film Societies established as an umbrella organisation to provide support for film societies in regional areas of Ireland.
Late 1990s - Arts Council of Ireland included film as part of their remit and made a commitment to film as an art form.
2001 - Irish Federation of Film Societies changed its name to acces>CINEMA to reflect this change in membership. 

Key facts & actions: acces>CINEMA is the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema in Ireland. 

PASEO FILMS - Spain
http://paseofilms.wordpress.com

Cultural association created in 2012 to distribute and promote art house film in Spain, and stimulate an alternative circuit for film screenings. We distribute Las marimbas del infierno, as well as working with other titles for individually tailored film programmes for film clubs, independent cinemas, cultural centres, museums, universities, festivals. 
In march 2012 we programmed the series Tierra de nadie at the Cineteca in Madrid (screenings of Jean Gentil, O céu sobre os hombros, Las marimbas del infierno and Alamar).

SCENE NATIONALE DE DIEPPE - France
http://www.dsn.asso.fr

SOLAR CINEMA - Netherlands
http://www.solarworldcinema.blogspot.com

Solar World Cinema organises international film projects with a mobile solar powered cinema. In 2006 we started CosyMo's Solar Cinema in the Netherlands which has been extensively touring the Benelux. Now it's time to make a trip around the world! starting in Europe with an European tour and in Latin America with a new Solar Cinema.

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EUROPA DISTRIBUTION - European network
http://www.europa-distribution.org

Europa Distribution was created in March 2006 at the initiative of French independent distributors. Its aim is to gather the independent European distributors who all share the same worries, in order to push on common problems at the European level. Europa Distribution, with a membership of more than 100 leading independent distributors representing 26 countries, serves as the voice of the European independent film distributor. It acts as a lobby, a think tank as well as a network and aims to develop a strong European film industry.

CICAE - International theater network
http://www.cicae.org

The CICAE was founded in 1955 by the national arthouse cinema associations of Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Today, the CICAE brings together 3,000 screens via 9 national structures (1,000 cinemas in France, Italy 2,400, Germany 300, Switzerland 90, Hungary 40, Belgium 15, Venezuela 14), a few dozen independent cinemas in approximately 20 countries (Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Poland, Portugal, America, Morocco), 15 or so festivals (including Berlin, Festroia, Cannes (Directors' Fortnight), Locarno, Sarajevo, Venice, Annecy, Hamburg, Mons, Carthago...), as well as a number of arthouse film distributors.

 

Contact

Cine Sin Fronteras Toulouse Coordinator
Eva Morsch Kihn
eva.m.k@wanadoo.fr
00 33 6 62 23 73 48