Director Lasse Hallström and production company Viaplay Studios transformed Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, into 19th and early 20th century Stockholm for his latest biographical movie Hilma about Swedish artist and activist Hilma af Klint. The drama revolves around Klint’s non-traditional art and spirituality, which made her a standout Swedish artist and one of the first abstract art creators in the western countries.
The Nordic region's largest film festival is happy to return to the cinemas in Göteborg next year. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 edition of Göteborg Film Festival became a digital event. The digital edition turned out to be a great audience success with visitors from all over the country. Therefore, Göteborg Film Festival 2022 will show films both in cinemas and online from January 28 through February 6, 2022.
The Entertainment Globalization Association has released a report on consumer viewing habits of localized content versions. The EGA, working in part with Whip Media, surveyed more than 15,000 consumers from France, Italy, Germany, and Spain (FIGS) regarding their viewing habits on streaming platforms. The overall findings indicate that 61 percent of respondents encountered poor localization quality on a monthly basis, and perhaps more concerning, that nearly 65 percent have stopped watching a movie or TV show in the last year as a result.
The Arcadia Stezzano cinema has opened as part of the expansion of the Le Due Torri Shopping Center outside Milan, Italy. An investment by Piero Fumagalli, it is the first new cinema inaugurated by an Italian independent exhibitor since the global pandemic began.
Video-sharing platforms such as YouTube have created an incredible online world of content: films, music and even how-to-do tutorials are now available on a massive scale at a single click. However, they can also be a potential source of harmful content for children and other sectors of society and contribute to the spread of illegal content inciting to violence and hatred. European media law has long contained provisions to try and limit potential damage to viewers on traditional media.
Arena Cinemas, Switzerland, has converted 58 screens across all its locations to GDC’s Cinema Automation 2.0 technology. The installations and further developments in the whole complex cinema ecosystem were managed by leading systems integrator Imaculix, based in Zurich, Switzerland.
GDC Technology today announced that ECCO Cine Supply and Service has formally agreed to strengthen their business relationship. As part of ECCO’s commitment to GDC, they will sell, market and service the multiple award-winning Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus Laser Cinema Projector to the German theatre market and beyond.
The European cinema trade the International Union of Cinemas group, today published its annual report, examining key cinema trends across the 38 territories represented by the association during 2020.
Phil Clapp and Laura Houlgatte, president, and CEO respectively of the European cinema trade group International Union of Cinemas, today used their keynote address at CineEurope 2021 today to reflect on the resilient nature of the sector and the unique experience that only cinemas can provide.
Arts Alliance Media and the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain have renewed their software partnership for the seventh consecutive event, enabling AAM’s Producer and Screenwriter theatre solutions to manage all the festival’s content and scheduling for its 2021 edition. The festival is on now through September 25.