Skip to main content
Shaping Europe’s digital future logo
EVENT | 11 June 2020

MEDIA showcases online at the 2020 edition of the Marché du Film

  •   23 June 2020-26 June 2020

In order to keep the networking spirit of the physical MEDIA stands and the sharing of good practices among stakeholders, MEDIA has decided to move its showcases online during the 2020 edition of the Marché du Film.

Visual with titles and dates of the showcases
European Commission - Visual with titles and dates of the showcases

Every day from 23 to 26 June at 5 pm, MEDIA will stream live one showcase featuring industry professionals that will share with us their experiences and tips on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Tuesday, 23 June at 5pm

"Socially distant, digitally close: film festivals and markets during the COVID pandemic and beyond”


  • Laurence Herszberg, CEO Seriesmania.
  • Tine Fischer, CEO CPH:DOX

Moderated by Lucia Recalde, European Commission.

A conversation with two festival directors who had to undertake the transition to digital in just a few days: best practices, lessons learnt and long lasting changes.

Watch it live here!

Wednesday, 24 June at 5pm

“Releasing films in the age of the pandemic”


  • Eduardo Escudero, Distributor, A Contracorriente Films
  • Marike Muselaers, Distributor, Lumiere

Moderated by Ivan Brincat, European Commission.

Faced with the forced closing of theatres, distributors have experimented new ways to release films. How can these innovations boost the circulation of films in a post covid industry ?

Watch it live here!

Thursday, 25 June at 5pm

“COVID19 festival premieres: streaming and masking?”


  • Elise Jalladeau, Thessaloniki Film Festival
  • Daniela Elstner, Director General Unifrance TBC.

Moderated by Maria-Silvia Gatta, European Commission.

The topic follows the plea launched by a group of festivals on how to support and protect the audiovisual ecosystem in a digital environment. Festivals are pivotal for the functioning of the audiovisual industry, with their marketing function, audience development impact and talent scouting potential. Adapting festival practices to the new circumstances dictated by the COVID19 pandemic is a priority for the recovery of the audiovisual ecosystem.

Watch it live here!

Friday 26 June at 5pm

“Access to finance - challenges faced by female professionals post global pandemic”


  • Julie Gayet, French producer and CEO of three audiovisual production companies 
  • Juliane Schulze, coach and mentor for SMEs in business planning, investment and access to finance.

Moderated by Tamara Tatishvili, European Women's Audiovisual Network.

In partnership with European Women’s Audiovisual Network, this is a dialogue between two female professionals that will share their experiences and views on pitfalls and blockages that they may have encountered as women, in particular focusing on the access to finance challenge. 

Watch it live here!


More information about MEDIA activities during the 2020 edition of Marché du Film here.