18 cinemas to join Picl in The Netherlands


18 of the most important independent cinemas in the Netherlands have now joined Picl. With this, 18 theaters are offering their premiere films and documentaries in their screening rooms as well as on demand via Picl. At the same time. Since early this year, Picl (formerly known as Filmthuis) has had a big increase in the number of views. Especially … Read More

Funding by Creative Europe Media

Kino on DemandNews

We are proud and happy to announce that ECVI was funded by the “Promotion of European Works Online” program by Creative Europe MEDIA. Our Initiative can continue its work with a support of 577.000 Euro.

ECVI at the Distribution Day in Karlovy Vary

Kino on DemandNews

Philipp Hoffmann founder and managing director of Rushlake Media presented the European Cinema & VOD Initiative at the Distribution Day in Karlovy Vary. The showcase introduced a selection of innovative MEDIA-supported projects covering various types of audiovisual works. The Variety did a great coverage of his presentation.

More cinemas join Picl

PiclNews, Uncategorised

Cinemas De Verkadefabriek in Den Bosch, Filmtheater Alkmaar and Cinema Middelburg have joined Picl and will be offering their films online via Picl as well. This makes the number of participating cinemas no less then 17! Since the beginning of this year, Picl has seen a significant increase in the number of views. The number of views increased by eighty percent in the … Read More

Innovation Survey Europa Cinemas


Very interesting read, this Innovation Survey, written by Michael Gubbins (SampoMedia) and Tara Judah and commissioned by Europa Cinemas with the support of Creative Europe / MEDIA, is a study of actions and attitudes towards innovation among 93 independent cinemas in 26 countries. The main objective of the report is to identify areas where innovation can advance the network’s core … Read More

Showcase: Cinema goes VOD at Cannes


At the Cannes International Film Festival all ECVI members presented their latest activities during a showcase at Creative Media Stand: Philipp Hoffmann for Kino on Demand, Joséphine Létang for La Toile and Anke van Diejen and Noortje van de Sande for Picl. Mark Drenth, head of film & Theater at Concordia Film was invited to elaborate about his experiences using Picl at … Read More

Picl launches new cinema trailer


We are very pround to present our new trailer. Now playing at all participating cinemas across the Netherlands. Concept: Grrr – Digital creative agency for design, branding and innovatie. Animation: Wim Dijksterhuis Post production: Filmmore 

New interface for Kino on demand

Kino on DemandNews

A new allround-update of Kino on Demand improves the backend interface for all participating cinemas. Now it’s easier than ever before for participating cinema owners to curate an attractive Video on Demand program with Kino on Demand. An easy to use backend displays every film a cinema can make available within its shop. With just one click the film can … Read More

Picl presentation at IFFR 2017


At IFFR 2017, Anke van Diejen and Noortje van de Sande presented the results of the first year Filmthuis and the plans for the new and improved Picl (from March/ April 2017). From Filmthuis to Picl Filmthuis can look back om a successful first year. Since March 2016 fourteen arthouse cinemas in The Netherlands offered 42 films from fifteen independent … Read More

LA TOILE at Les Arcs Film Festival

la ToileNews

At the last edition of Les Arcs European Film Festival, Joséphine Létang (CEO of Carbec Media) presented the first website of LA TOILE. From now on the spectators of the theater LE MELIES have access to a VOD offer directly on the website of the theater with a selection of films curated by the Melies’s team. LE MELIES (Saint-Etienne, France) is … Read More