Pilot Projects - Results
Full details of projects supported in the past can be found below.
Pilot Projects supported under MEDIA 2007 include:
CN FILMS (2006-2007-2008) (www.cnfilms.fr)
The D-Platform project aims to provide solutions to two major issues faced by independent European digital distributors:
The lack of European films available in digital format:
Many independent distributors have not experimented with digital distribution, despite the advantages it offers. The number of equipped screens is still low and there is a lack of funds and staff. This project aimed to support the digital releases of European films, for the eight members of the project, through financial and operational assistance.
The emergence of new ways of distribution:
Digital projection drastically changes traditional programming and distribution methods and management. This project aims to develop a web-based platform, for which the partners will be the beta-testers. It offers them a single point where they can manage digital distribution (programming, ordering, logistics, tracking and follow-up of delivery).
Pro2film was conceived in view of the fact that the film industry has been widely affected by the internet (Web 2.0 marketing, online festival accreditation, online film submission, online film databases etc.) and to address the issue of a fragmented European b2b film market.
The project brought together three major players to create an umbrella for European b2b solutions: in a first step, interfaces to exchange data with partners and third party projects; then, to integrate specific tools into one another’s solutions (online screenings, film evaluations by festivals etc.); finally in a last step, to make the solution available to third parties.
Film professionals can tailor their own interface by putting together the tools they need. With the individual strengths in Web 2.0 community (cinando) online submission and screening (reelport) and festival management (datakal) Pro2film already has the data and most core features available.
With the Pro2film network of festivals and buyers/sellers the project has thousands of titles and most film professionals in its databases.
Onlinefilm AG (2006-2007-2008) (www.onlinefilm.org)
The OnlineFilm.org projects aims to address the issue of the lack of availability of independent documentary productions to end-consumers. Access to documentaries is primarily controlled by major TV systems, making it difficult for independent filmmakers and producers to have direct access to their audience. On the other hand, more people have become interested in documentaries, especially for educational purposes.
OnlineFilm.org aims to fill this gap by creating a multilingual marketing and publishing platform on the internet for digital documentaries, taking into account global dimensions, national dimensions, languages, legal issues and commerce. It aims to create a portal for creative documentaries to be downloaded over the internet without high overhead costs, in different European languages, connected via multilingual technologies, offering access to films and information on films - anywhere, anytime.
Now, in year three, the focus is on adding tools to make the platform even more user-friendly. The company plans to help its international partners implement the system in their film-maker communities and to assist with marketing, the aims is also to get new partners on board (Ireland and Austria), to obtain more films and a larger audience base.
The Glitner project aims to allow rights-holders to post their VoD rights availability per film/territory on a collaborative and user-friendly professional platform using social networking technologies. Relevant information on VoD catalogues is visible to a professional audience. Contact details are made available to contributors in order to facilitate communication and exchange. He aim is to provide the missing link between rights holders and aggregators/VoD platforms.
This service introduces rights-holders to potential VoD aggregators/distributors in order to increase the number of European works distributed outside of their national territories.
GLITNER is a source of information for the VoD market. Template mandates and exploitation contracts are available for more transparency and harmonisation in European cross-border negotiations while defending fairtrade practices.
GLITNER’s long term vision is to work collaboratively on the development of a secured technical network to facilitate file transfers across platforms and language versioning in order to avoid redundancy in costs.