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Activities - 07/07/2012


Europa Cinemas Label for PIAZZA FONTANA


PIAZZA FONTANA: THE ITALIAN CONSPIRACY (Romanzo di una strage) has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four exhibitors, members of the Europa Cinemas Network.

The jury issued the following statement about the film : "THE ITALIAN CONSPIRACY, by Marco Tullio Giordana, is a very good thriller dealing with historical events whose interest goes far beyond the Italian borders. The director guides his actors with talent into solid performances. This film enables us to see the human side of the characters, beyond their official position."

The awarded film will receive the support from the Europa Cinemas Network, with additional promotion and incentives for exhibitors to extend the film’s run on screens.

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana

Script: Marco Tullio Giordana, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli

Cast: Valerio Mastandrea, Pierfrancesco Favino, Michela Cescon, Laura Chiatti, Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Lo Cascio, Giorgio Colangeli, Omero Antonutti

Italy, 2012, 121 min 

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Films eligible for the Europa Cinemas Label – KVIFF- 2012


The four Network exhibitors in this year’s jury are:

Europa Cinemas Label, Karlovy Vary

Urszula Biel, Gliwice, Poland

Urszula Biel is a film historian. In 1995 she graduated with a PhD from the Polish Academy of Sciences - Institute of Arts in Warsaw and is the author of numerous papers on her thesis subject: “Cinematography of Upper Silesia in 1918-1939 on the Backgrounds of Polish-German relations”. She also manages the arthouse cinema Amok in Gliwice, owned by Gliwicki Teatr Muzyczny.

Jaki McDougall, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Jaki McDougall, Chief Executive of Glasgow Film (Glasgow Film Theater and Glasgow Film Festival) has been in the business of film for over 25 years. Running independent cinemas in London and Edinburgh in the mid-eighties, Jaki then worked at the British Film Institute for around 10 years before returning home to Scotland. With over 200,000 admissions to the two screens each year, GFT has one of the highest screen averages in the UK sector, and the Film Festival with its Festivals within the Festival - most notably the Shorts and Youth Festivals - is fast becoming one of the UK's cinematic highlights of the year.

Wolfgang Steininger, Linz, Austria

Born in 1956, Wolfgang Steininger grew up in the cinema of Taufkirchen/Pram, Austria. He studied economics and pedagogics. Founder and director of the Festival "Der neue Heimatfilm" in Freistadt, he‘s the manager of “Crossing Europe” Filmfestival in Linz and of 3 cinemas in the Network: Local-Bühne in Freistadt, Moviemento & City Kino in Linz

Rita Stella, Milano, Italy

Rita Stella lives in Milano. She manages arthouse cinemas in the North of Italy together with the company Platea and the SpazioCinema label, which runs 6 cinema theatres (25 screens) in Milano, Monza and Cremona. Rita Stella is also involved in distribution and production. Anteo and Apollo SpazioCinema in Milano are members of the Europa Cinemas Network.