Slovenia – Working towards a network of cinemas for the move to digital

The third pilot project supported by Europa Cinemas within the context of the mini-network activities took place in Ljubljana on 24/25 November 2009. Initiated by directors of the...

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Gay and Lesbian Festivals: Cinemas at the Heart of Social Dialogue

Something that was virtually an underground movement barely thirty years ago is now a reality: many gay and lesbian festivals form an integral part of today’s cinematographic landscape, often hosted...

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Activities - 04/12/2009

The Last Days of Emma Blank wins Venice Europa Cinemas Label

Alex van Warmerdam’s THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK (De Laatste Dagen van Emma Blank) a Dutch/Belgian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Giornate degli...

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Activities - 30/11/2009
Folkets Hus Och Parker

Europa Cinemas Awards 2009 - Best Entrepreneur

Folkest Hus och Parker (FHP) (Sweden) Sweden's Folkets Hus och Parker (FHP), The National Federation of People's Parks and Community Centres, faced a number of challenges when it started Europe's...

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The Network - 20/11/2009

Europa Cinemas Awards 2009 - Best Young Audience Activities

Multisala Pio X & Excelsior, Padova (Italy)„It's great to work with the kids because they get involved a lot and the emotions from the film leave a deep impression on them and even overwhelm...

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The Network - 20/11/2009
Kino Pod Baranami

Europa Cinemas Awards 2009 - Best Programming

Kino Pod Baranami, Cracow (Poland)„Being a member of Europa Cinemas is itself very prestigious in the first place. But the knowledge that we've been noticed and recognised among cinemas of the same...

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The Network - 20/11/2009

Kino Pionier 1909 celebrates its 100th anniversary

Szczecin’s Pionier 1909 cinema, the oldest continuously-operating cinema in the world, celebrates its 100th birthday. A glance back at the history of this cinema, which is today renowned for its...

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The Network - 17/11/2009

Tous en salles - Stage 5: Japan!

At a time when the future of cinema is under discussion in Europe, we have decided to form the association “Tous en salles!” (Everyone into the film theatres) with our initial objective being to...

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Highlights - 28/09/2009

Czech Republic – Digital Day with Europa Cinemas at Uherské Hradiste

Encouraging network cinemas to develop joint projects relating to promotional activities and programming as well as discussions with the emphasis on digital issues: this is the aim of a new...

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The Network - 13/09/2009

Vanessa Ode, Programmer for Les Lobis cinema in Blois, France

The standard bearer in the Cap’Cinéma network, Les Lobis, in Blois, will reopen on 23 September 2009 following refurbishments to the premises and with some adjustments to the programming. The film...

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The Network - 09/09/2009

Locarno: meeting with Europa Cinemas focusing on the move to digital

On the initiative of the Swiss Media Desk, within the scope of the Locarno Festival, on 8 August Europa Cinemas met around sixty professionals, distributors and exhibitors, in particular network...

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Activities - 12/08/2009

Scandinavia - Profusion of bold animated films... but with little resonance in Southern Europe

Animated films from Scandinavia hold pride of place this year in Europe and in particular at the recent Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Benefiting from large-scale production and the...

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Highlights - 31/07/2009

Digital – Norway signs with the studios

Norwegian film body, Film & Kino, has just signed with the US studios to set up the first national digital cinema network. Back on the conditions for a full rolling out that takes into...

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The Network - 21/07/2009

Europa Cinemas in Bologna: “the cinemas of the future” and the challenge of generations

From 27 June to 1 July, Europa Cinemas organised its fifth annual seminar devoted to Young Audiences under the theme of the CHALLENGE OF GENERATIONS. The discussions took place as part of the Il...

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Activities - 06/07/2009

Europa Cinemas at the festival of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Markéta Colin Hodouskova, responsible for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe at Europa Cinemas, met a host of Romanian professionals at the 8th edition of TIFF, the International Film...

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Activities - 12/06/2009

Two Label winners honoured at the Transilvania International film Festival

North and Machan received respectively the prize for Best Film (ex-aequo) and the Audience Award at the Transylvania International Film Festival, which took place at Cluj-Napoca from 29 May to 7...

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Activities - 09/06/2009

Kino Wisla, new member of the Europa Cinemas Network

Kino Wisla is a new member of the Europa Cinema Network. It has become Poland 15th cinema to be accepted into the pan-European network of exhibitors. Interview with Barbara Kwiatkowska-Przybyla,...

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The Network - 27/05/2009

Cinema Public Films : From distribution of films aimed at young audiences to education based on the moving image

On 28 October French cinemas saw the release of L’Ours et le magicien [The Bear and the magician], a new programme of short animated films from the Latvian studio AB, distributed by Cinéma Public...

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Highlights - 27/05/2009

Cannes 2009 - Three films to discover

Beyond the Awards Ceremonies, let us point out 3 European films which we feel are very likely to find their way into film theatres to a wide audience: The Girl, Eastern Plays and The Happiest Girl in...

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Activities - 25/05/2009

LA PIVELLINA wins Cannes Europa Cinemas Label

May 22 2009: Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel’s La Pivellina, an Austrian/Italian co-production, has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Directors’ Fortnight section of...

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Activities - 22/05/2009

A look back at 2008 in the Network

With a 58% market share held by European films (35% of this for non-national European films) and nearly 11% by non-EU/US films, cinemas of the Network allow the whole diversity of the cinema to be...

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The Network - 15/05/2009

Europa Cinemas theatres, hubs of activity at the heart of European towns

Although the Network’s theatres have a crucial part to play in determining the extent to which European cinema is disseminated, their role is not confined to film programming alone. They occupy a...

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The Network - 05/05/2009

Petr Vítek Digitální Kino takes stock of digital in Central Europe

Petr Vítek is the manager of Digitální Kino, a non-profit organisation, which supports the digitisation of the Czech film industry. Very active with regard to the digitisation of cinemas, it runs...

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Highlights - 05/05/2009

REVANCHE et WELCOME : 2 films du Label dans les salles françaises

Although a whole year separated the presentations of the films Revanche and Welcome at the Berlinale festival, these two films are being released on the same day in France.Let’s look at the older...

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Activities - 11/03/2009

2008: Increasing demand for local films in many European markets European Audiovisual Observatory

The Russian Federation joins Europe's big five cinema markets in 2008. EU admissions stable.Press ReleaseAs every year, Europa Cinemas' results will be released at the Cannes film...

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Highlights - 10/02/2009

Frédéric Henry, Jeune Public,organiser of activities for young audiences at the Cinémas du Palais in Créteil, THE PROJECT BORDERS

For several years Europa Cinemas has been following with interest the image-related education projects piloted by Frédéric Henry, who works with young audiences at the Cinémas du Palais in Créteil. A...

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The Network - 09/02/2009

Distribution agreement between Jekino and Le Parc/Folioscope Distribution

At the end of September Flemish distributor Jekino and Walloon distributor Le Parc/Folioscope Distribution announced the signing of a collaboration agreement for the distribution of children’s films...

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The Network - 15/01/2009

Charlotte Giese, Head of the Children and Youth department of the Danish Film Institute

Denmark has one of the most comprehensive systems for supporting cinema in Europe and the initiatives put in place by the Danish Film Institute are often studied by Denmark’s European neighbours....

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Highlights - 13/01/2009

18th European Film Weeks in Morocco (From 22 January until 6 February 2009)

Europa Cinemas will assume artistic direction for the tenth consecutive staging of the European Film Weeks in Morocco.Press ReleaseOrganised each year since 1991 by the Delegation of the European...

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Activities - 08/01/2009