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European Screens Conference – programme released
Front page - conference We are delighted to announce that the final programme for the European Screens Conference at the University of York, 5-7 September 2016, has been released. You can download a copy of the conference programme from our conference website along with abstracts. Organised by the HERA-funded project ‘Mediating Cultural Encounters through European Screens’ (MeCETES), the European Screens Conference brings together academics, policymakers and industry professionals to discuss some of the ...
Comparing British and German attitudes to European film
British and German kids Over the last six months, Jessica van Roye has been an Intern with the MeCETES team at the University of York. In her second blog post, she compares British and German attitudes towards European film based on the focus groups she helped conduct. Over the last few months I’ve been helping Dr Huw Jones conduct focus groups in the UK and Germany about people’s attitudes to European film.
The challenges of doing audience focus groups
Picture1 Over the last six months, Jessica van Roye has been an intern with the MeCETES team at the University of York. Here, she reflects on the challenges of organising audience focus groups in the UK and Germany. For the MeCETES project we wanted to speak to people in Britain and Germany about their views on European film.
Beyond the Box Office: What European films are most popular on TV, DVD and VOD?
film-on-ipad-and-Iphone While cinema admissions data is publicly available, viewing figures for European films on TV, DVD and VOD is harder to come by. Huw D Jones examines how to overcome this problem. One of the main challenges researching the market for European film is determining what Europeans actually watch. While the European Audiovisual Observatory’s LUMIERE database provides pretty accurate data on cinema admissions across Europe, viewing figures for TV, DVD ...
Cinema focus group participants wanted
focus group study2-1 Cinema focus group participants wanted Receive a £10 gift card for Amazon, M&S, Vue or Picturehouse Cinemas! Researchers at the University of York are keen to talk to people from across the UK about their views on European film*. We are looking to recruit a range of people – including those who rarely or never watch European films – to participate in focus groups in York, Cardiff, Glasgow and London. Focus groups last ...
Are EU policies impeding the UK market for European film?
Box office The BFI says there are too many UK cinema releases, making it harder for European films to make a mark. Huw Jones asks if EU policies designed to help such films are to blame. May bank holiday is a popular time to catch a movie. But British cinema-goers were spoilt for choice this year, with 23 new releases coming out the same week, including an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far from ...
Do reviews affect the box office for European films?
levitan Reviews are key to the marketing of European films. But how to they affect box office performance? Huw Jones investigates. Reviews generally make little difference to how films perform in the box office. When the latest Transformers movie came out last summer, for example, it was universally panned by critics, receiving an average rating of just 18% on the Rotten Tomatoes website.
Does European identity affect the market for European film?
SennheiserCinemaConnect Some EU countries watch more imported European content than others. Huw D Jones examines how European identity affects the market for European film. European cinema-goers generally prefer Hollywood movies or national productions than films from other European countries. Non-national European (NNE) films, for example, account for only about 10% of total EU cinema admissions. Figure 1: Average Market Share for NNE Films (%) 2005-2011 (Source: MEDIA Salles 2012) However, the market share for ...
PhD Workshop on Researching European Film and TV Drama – March 18, 2015
Tv-advertising-europe-150x150 Researching European Film and Television – PhD Workshop Wednesday 18 March 09.30-17.15, Law and Management Building (LMB/002), University of York (Heslington East campus), York, YO10 5GB, UK This one-day workshop will be an occasion for PhD Students at different stages in their research and from different institutions to gather and share ideas, methodologies and knowledge, in an informal but academic environment.
EU Survey Finds Low Interest in European Film
Image: Sailko. CC-PD-Mark, Cinemas in Florence, GFDL. A landmark report on Current and Future Audiovisual Audiences provides the most comprehensive picture yet of European film habits and preferences, yet raises questions about the circulation of European films, reports Huw D Jones. Only 14% of Europeans regularly watch films from other European countries, according to a new EU report on audience behaviour.
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