December 1, 2020

The FILM/AUDIOVISUAL SECTOR WELCOMES EC REVIEW OF UNJUSTIFIED GEO-BLOCKING IN LINE WITH LATEST STUDIES SUPPORTING TERRITORIALITY. CALLS FOR AN AV ACTION PLAN THAT BOOSTS EUROPEAN COOPERATION ON FINANCING AND DISTRIBUTION, INCLUDING THOUGH CO-PRODUCTIONS, TO INCREASE CI...

November 30, 2020

FIAD - through its membership of Creativity Works! - welcomes the 25 November Action Plan on Intellectual Property as a way of “making the most of the EU’s innovative potential”.

  • Creativity Works! - welcomes the Commission’s commitment to strengthen further the exis...

November 3, 2020

FIAD is proud to sign a letter alongside over 100 signatories covering the breadth of Europe's cultural and creative sector calling on the European Commission and governments of the EU Member States to fully integrate culture in their national recovery and resilience p...

September 22, 2020

FIAD is glad to have co-signed a letter with 57 organizations calling on the European Commission to leverage the upcoming Digital Services Act proposal to enhance the Know Your Business Customer obligations already existing under Article 5 of the Electronic Commerce Di...

September 8, 2020

FIAD is glad to have contributed to the Commission’s consultation on the Digital Services Act, a piece of legislation that will define and shape the online sphere for years to come.

The E-Commerce Directive (ECD) has existed for 20 years and needs to be updated given th...

June 23, 2020

On 23 June, FIAD’s Secretary General – Alina Popescu – spoke on a high-level panel at the Cannes Marché du Film organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory where the status of the audiovisual sector in the time of COVID-19 was discussed by leading figures in the...

June 17, 2020

As the EU has started discussing the proposed recovery plan, the International Federation of Film Distributors' Associations (FIAD) joins 94 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors to alert EU leaders : our sector needs strong and systemic supp...

May 11, 2020

On 11th of May, Victor Hadida (President of Metropolitan Film export and President of FIAD – the International Federation of Film Distributors’ Associations) and Stefano Massenzi (Head of Acquisitions and Business Affairs at Lucky Red and President of Europa Distributi...

May 7, 2020

To lobby for ambitious EU budgetary measures via the MFF to alleviate the economic consequences of COVID-19 on the European cultural and creative sector, FIAD has signed a letter with 78 organisations and associations representing vast swathes of Europe’s cultural dive...

April 21, 2020

FIAD is glad to announce that Robert Heslop has joined as the new policy advisor. 

Robert is from the UK where he gained an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in European Studies and German from King's College London. In 2017, he moved to Brussels and undertook a trainee...

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