The European VoD Meetings, the only training course especially conceived for the Video on Demand industry, is kicking off today, September 1st in Venice. After the previous workshop set to take place in Sofia, Bulgaria in March this year was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, VoD professionals are back in Venice today and looking forward to these 4 days of panels, case studies and workshops. 

    The European VoD Meetings are organized by EuroVoD, in partnership with the International Venice Film Festival and Venice Production Bridge, gathering 30 participants from 11 nationalities and representing 25 companies. 

    For the first time and adapting to the current international circumstances, professionals who cannot attend the training in Venice are given the opportunity to access part of the sessions of the 4-day workshop through an online training package. Eighteen professionals already chose this option, bringing the total number of participants to 48 from 19 nationalities and representing 39 companies. The online training package is accessible until the 30th September, upon registration on our website: www.eurovod.org 

    For this edition, the programme will notably explore tech and marketing innovation for online services (Thinking Global, Acting Local: Building Audience Engagement) and focusing on intensive workshop sessions in order to define a roadmap for cooperation among European VoD services, that will be completed by a full day dedicated to access to finance, busines planning and management. The training will be accompanied by a communication and pitch coaching session, whereby 6 projects will be presented to the participants and to the mentors, in order to find potential partners and business opportunities.


    On September 4th, EUROVOD and the Venice Film Festival are co-organising, as part of Venice Production Bridge programme and the European VoD Meetings, the 2nd edition of the VoD Market Day, which will take place at the Hotel Excelsior, Lido di Venezia, and online. 

    Starting at 10:30 until 13:00 at Sala Incontri, the VoD Market Day opens the doors with the EUROVOD conference “DIVERSE, INDEPENDENT AND SUSTAINABLE: BUILDING EUROPEAN VOD”, bringing a light on to the current state of play of the European VoD ecosystem and the impacts of the last months on the VoD industry by analysing market trends and patterns of audience engagement, especially through the cooperation between on demand services, cinemas and festivals. Invited speakers at the conference include Gianluca Guzzo (MyMovies), Katharina Jeschke (IMZ), Jaume Ripoll (Filmin), Weerada Sucharitkul (FilmDoo). The panel will be moderated by Michael Gubbins (SampoMedia). EuroVoD will also be presenting its 2020 Report on the Evolution of a European Independent VoD Sector, and will introduce EUROVOD PRO, the new online market and networking place dedicated to the Video on Demand sector, which received funding and support from the Creative Europe Media Programme. 

    The conference will also be accessible to all online via the Venice Production Bridge Live Channel

    From 14:30 to 18:00, 14 selected VoD platforms and services providers will be available in a reserved area at Excelsior Hotel and online for the ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS with the Industry Professionals of the Venice Film Festival. The VoD platforms available to book for meetings include: Ampere Analysis (UK), BECCA Europe (NL), EUROPA+ (US), EuroVoD, FilmDoo (UK), Filmin (ES), Huawei, IMZ (AT), Kinow (FR), Les Flicks (UK), Modern Films (UK), Polkatulk (FR), Premiere Digital (US), UsherU (UK), VoD Factory (FR). To book a meeting, log in on the dedicated VoD Market Day page on the Venice Production Bridge website.


    EUROVOD is the association of European Video on Demand platforms specialised in art-house, independent and European cinema. Created in 2010 by a group of European VoD platforms sharing the same vision, the association strives since then to defend and promote cultural diversity and the use of Video on Demand as a legal channel for the distribution of audiovisual content. For more information, visit: www.eurovod.org

    Last modified on 02-09-2020