New Europe Film Sales is a boutique world sales company based in Warsaw, Poland and working with international content across the world. The company represents a carefully selected group of short and feature films and works with a network of theatrical, TV, VOD and internet buyers.
We work very closely with our filmmakers and buyers and only acquire films that we like and believe in. Our aim is to promote and sell films worldwide and work in the filmmakers’ best interest. Our focus is on European arthouse and independent US films.
The company was founded in 2010 by Jan Naszewski, EAVE and Creative Europe expert and long-time Head of Industry at the biggest Polish international film event, the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF and complemented by professionals experienced in film production and promotion – Katarzyna Siniarska, Ewa Bojanowska and Marcin Łuczaj.
In late 2011, we opened the catalogue to carefully picked feature films as well. Out of the 19 feature films in the company’s catalogue, 7 had their world or international premiere at the Berlinale, 4 at Rotterdam IFF, 3 in Karlovy Vary FF competitions. Our films also played at Sundance FF, Toronto FF, Tribeca FF, London FF and many others.
New Europe Film Sales has a leading position in the short film market, where it discovers new talents and works with great directors such as Ruben Östlund, Tomek Baginski, Magnus von Horn and Jonas Odell. Among our short films, there are 6 Oscar shortlisters as well as winners of Berlinale, Locarno, Sundance, Oberhausen and Rotterdam.
Clients and Partners
Some of the companies that trusted us with their content are Plattform Produktion, Bob Film, Anagram (Sweden), Motlys, Hummelfilm, Maipo Film (Norway), Third Films, Ignition Films, NFTS, Young Films (UK), MindsMeet (Belgium), Platige Image, Human Ark, Argomedia, Lava Films, MD4 (Poland), Libra Film (Romania), Netop Films (Iceland) and Helsinki Film (Finland).
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How does the company work?
We started the company in January 2010 and since then focused on working with a small number of quality films - around 10 shorts and, since 2012, ca. 6 features a year. We always try to build close links with the directors and producers and forge long-term relationships that allow them to continue making films and making new production, distribution and festival contacts.
Which festivals do you attend?
We’re constantly attending festivals and markets and looking for opportunities to find new films and find buyers for the titles that we already have in the catalogue. The events that we attend regularly are Rotterdam FF (Cinemart), Clermont-Ferrand, Berlinale, Gothenburg FF (Nordic Film Market), Cannes FF, Cottbus FF, T-Mobile New Horizons, Locarno FF, Transilvania IFF, Bristol Encounters, Krakow FF, Cartoon Movie, Annecy, Toronto, and many others.
Can you name some of the buyers you work with?
In the feature film area, we work with leading all-rights distributors, as well as directly with TV stations and VOD platforms. Short films and animated series work best on TV - we work with the likes of Arte, Canal+, TRTI, etc. Some of our films are also on Vimeo on Demand, iTunes and Amazon.com. We also work with art galleries and DVD distributors.
Do you also submit films to festivals?
We handle both festivals and sales of the feature films in our catalogue. When we charge festivals fees, we split those amounts with the producers 50/50. We do not handle festival submissions for shorts films.
Do you work with features or shorts?
Both. We started as a short film sales agent working mostly with TVs and VOD platforms. In late 2011, we expanded our portfolio by adding feature-length films, for which we handle both festivals and sales.