Festival's feature film menu, ordered by country/region.
Cannes Film Festival
Germany's box office looks likely to remain robust in view of this year's major tentpole pics, but local films may find it hard to match the success of homegrown fare released in 2006.
The U.K.'s indie distribution scene is in a state of corporate flux, although the underlying marketplace still seems robust. Some key players are reportedly in the process of changing hands (Momentum…
Whammied by piracy, Spain's cinema admissions plunged by 6 million to 121.7 million in 2006. "Piracy's the No. 1 enemy," says Tripictures VP Luis Ortiz. "If a film bows in any Spanish-speaking…
Local pics have made the greatest impact at the Gallic box office of late, driving a B.O. hike, but cash-rich distributors will nonetheless be busy shopping for international fare at Cannes.
Italy's indie distributors will be treading cautiously in Cannes, despite a 22% year-on-year rise in local box office in the first quarter of 2007.
With local product increasing dramatically in quantity, availability of screens looks to be a growing problem for distribs of indie fare in Russia.
Whether via theatrical release, ancillary or newer media, going to market with an indie film is no day at the beach in Oz. The proliferation of niche product makes competition for screens tough. "It…
It's a good news, bad news scenario in Brazil. Indie distribs are benefiting from the country's overall theatrical market recovery and the continuous appreciation of the local currency against the…
The indie scene in Mexico is getting grim as more players are entering the field and a wave of local product is gearing up to fight for limited space.
Japan is the world's second-biggest film market, with a large and growing appetite for pics from around the world: Distribs released 821 titles in 2006, 404 of which were foreign, up from 375 in 2005.