Mentoring Seminar: On the distribution side

This session is exclusive for the participants of the Mentoring Programme

EWA Network is proud to host New Europe Film Sales Head of sales and partner Katarzyna Siniarska in the context of the When East Meets West Co-Production market. Siniarska will explain new trends and foresight of market as regards distribution.

Katarzyna Siniarska

Katarzyna Siniarska is a sales agent and producer. She graduated from the University of Warsaw with experimental interdisciplinary individual studies in humanities and Wajda Film School’s Creative Producers Programme (2011). She is an alumna of EAVE Puentes (2014/2015) and Screen Leaders (2014). A Co-President of Europa International, European sales agents association (2021 -).

Since January 2013, she has been a part of Warsaw-based boutique world sales agency New Europe Film Sales; first as a sales executive then the head of sales and a partner at the company. New Europe works with international content and sells it to all rights, theatrical, TV and VOD buyers across the world.

They are proud of their small, carefully-selected catalogue of feature films and shorts. Their films regularly open at key festivals, such as Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Toronto, Sundance, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary and Tribeca and get worldwide distribution. New Europe has a great track record for supporting auteur cinema and unique voices (Academy Awards® Best International Feature nominated “Corpus Christi”, Venezia 77 Best Script winner “The Disciple”, Icelandic Oscar entry “Lamb”).

They see themselves as talent spotters. Most of their films come from first- and second-time directors, some of whom they’ve been following for many years during their careers as short film makers.

They work very closely with their filmmakers and buyers and only acquire films that they love and believe in – usually 6-8 feature-length titles per year. That ensures that maximum attention and exposure is given to each film that they get involved with.

New Europe Film Sales also has a leading position in the short film market, where it discovers new talents and works with great directors such as Ruben Östlund, Magnus von Horn and Jonas Odell, among others. Among their short films, there are over 10 Oscar® shortlisters and a number of Palme D’Or winners.