Cinemas and industry measures in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are covered by the Brussels-based organisation representing national associations such as Danske Biografer (DK), Filmikamari (FI), Film & Kino (NO), Sveriges Biografägare Förbund (SE), and cinema operators including Nordisk Film Biografer Svenska Bio, Odeon Cinema Group, Vue Cinema among others.

Updated online every day, the research paper on the impact of Covid-19 on European cinemas and film industries in 38 territories is divided into seven sections:   

  • closure (and reopening) processes per territory 
  • support mechanisms on a national and industry level, 
  • taxation deferrals and measures to help individuals and companies 
  • rent and related expenses 
  • employment, with government measures to protect jobs and salaries 
  • box office (shared by Comscore) 
  • sector initiatives, such as fund raising schemes, collaborations with local SVOD platforms, and preparation of special events when cinemas will be able to reopen.

To read the full report, CLICK HERE

On April 8, UNIC issues a joint statement signed by nearly 100 European film associations and companies, urging EU and Member State decision-makers to safeguard the future of the film and audio-visual industries in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, following in the footsteps of initial emergency measures announced by film funds and other bodies.

To read the statement CLICK HERE