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Activities - 29/08/2016


Europa Cinemas at Venice 2016


The Venice Film Festival will be held from 31 August to 10 September. Europa Cinemas, Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days and the LUX Film Prize partner up once again to welcome the 28 young European participants of the 28 Times Cinema project. Europa Cinemas will also be present for the 13th edition of the Europa Cinemas Label - Venice Days and will take part in the CICAE training programme run at San Servolo.


28 Times Cinema

For the seventh year in a row, 28 young film-lovers selected among the audience of the Europa Cinemas network members, each representing one European country, will be the official jury of the Venice Days / Giornate degli Autori and will participate in debates with film industry professionals and European Parliament members involved in the LUX Film Prize.

This initiative is set up by the LUX Film Prize of the European Parliament, in partnership with Venice Days / Giornate degli Autori, Cineuropa and Europa Cinemas.

Find out more about the 28 Ambassadors and the cinemas they are representing here . #28TC2016

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13th Europa Cinemas Label / Venice Days

Three Europa Cinemas exhibitors will attend the Venice Film Festival and award the Europa Cinemas Label to the best European Film competing in the Venice Days official selection. The Prize will be given to the awarded director on Friday 9th September.


Label Jury members:

Gerardo DE VIVO

Modernissimo, Napoli, Italy

Gerardo is the manager of the last four-screen cinema in the historical centre of Naples, “Modernissimo” part of the larger theatre circuit in southern Italy owned by Stella Film s.r.l.. He works in close collaboration with the main office of the company as regards to film programming, marketing, advertising and training activities as well as cooperation with other companies. “Modernissimo” organizes meetings and screenings for the schools of Naples and is very active in the cultural events organized by the city. The company plans to open a new multi-screen cinema theatre in the city which aims to be very open to modern issues, new technologies and advanced forms of management linked to both film industry and cultural life.

Michel FERRY

Les Carmes, Orléans, France

Born in Ireland, Michel has been working in cinema since he was old enough to work. After acting for the likes of Eric Rohmer, he became an assistant director for Roman Polanski, Louis Malle or Agnieszka Holland among others. He produced and directed a few features and is a member of the French association of Director-Producer-Writer ARP and managed for 5 years the Cinéma des Cinéastes, one of Paris’ leading arthouse theatre. He also taught film theory and history in Art and Public schools. Since 2013, he manages Les Carmes in Orléans and is currently in the process of buying another arthouse theater in France.


Watermans Cinema / Tricycle Kilburn, London, United Kingdom

John has been working in the film industry since he is 17. He has been the manager of Watermans Cinema since 1991 and of the Tricycle since 1998. This includes all the core programming and setting up and running of various festivals and special strands of educational work involving audiences from parent and baby screenings through to retired older people and all ages in between. On a personal level he has always been in love with film and the art of cinema where it should be seen, in the darkened auditorium.



List of European films eligible for the Europa Cinemas Label 2016 Venice Days:

Hjarstastein (Heartstone) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Denmark, Iceland) 129’

Polina, danser sa vie by Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj (France) 112’

Sameblod (Sámi Blood) by Amanda Kernell (Sweden, Norway, Denmark) 110’

Ne gledaj mi u pijat (Quit Staring at My Plate) by Hana Jušić (Croatia, Denmark) 105’

Indivisibili (Indivisible) by Edoardo De Angelis (Italy) 100’

La ragazza del mondo (Wordly Girl) by Marco Danieli (Italy, France) 104’

The War Show by Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon (Denmark, Finland, Syria) 100’