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Mubi’s Expanding Film Business
mubi logo How has Mubi’s SVOD platform developed in recent years, and how do they differentiate themselves from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and locally-oriented specialist platforms? Roderik Smits discusses Mubi’s business model and explains why they are now trying to break in to the distribution business. Promoting film culture Mubi started in 2007 as an information-sharing platform which introduced quality auteur films to an online audience of cinephiles.
The Cultural Politics of European Cinema
Directors Agnieszka Holland and Wim Wenders stand on stage during the 28th European Film Award ceremony in Berlin on December 12, 2015. MeCETES Project Leader Andrew Higson reflects on the cultural politics of contemporary European cinema in 2015 and argues that current policy measures to support culturally diverse cinema are failing. Film in 2015 remains a pre-eminent form of entertainment, but it also speaks to us, often metaphorically, about the world in which we live, our anxieties and ambitions, what it is to be human and how we (might) engage with others. Directors ...
How Dutch distributors select films within a global market
Roderik 2 PhD research student Roderik Smits was shortlisted earlier this year for the inaugural Dr Joachim Ph. Wolff Thesis Prize, an award given by the Dutch Film Research Foundation for research that benefits the Dutch film industry. Here he outlines the methods, findings and conclusions of his Masters thesis on how Dutch distributors select films within a global ...
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