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The Network - 03/05/2016


Europa Cinemas at Cannes 2016


Conferences, round tables and European movies on the menu! Like every year, Europa Cinemas will attend the Cannes Film Festival, notably with its traditional Europa Cinemas Exhibitors Meeting and as part of the Directors' Fortnight. Details below. For regulars, note that our Meeting will not take place this year at the Majestic, but at the InterContinental Carlton. Finally, we will ensure a presence in the Creative Europe MEDIA Stand, Pavilion 121, Village International, Riviera. Do not hesitate to contact us.





Round Table - The Arthouse Exhibition in Europe

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 – 15:30 to 18:00

Hotel Majestic - 10 Boulevard La Croisette, Cannes

Before the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, the traditional National Meeting of French arthouse cinemas (AFCAE), will take place from Monday 9th to Wednesday, May 11th. Moderated by Domenico La Porta (Cineuropa), this roundtable will bring together several members of Europa Cinemas - Detlef Rossmann, president of the Cicae and exhibitor of the cinemas Casablanca and Wall Kino in Oldenburg, Germany, Christian Bräuer, Secretary General of Europa Cinemas and Chairman of Yorck Kinogruppe, Germany, Hrvoje Laurenta, exhibitor of Kino Europa, Zagreb, Pedro Barbadillo, founder of Cinearte in Spain, Domenico Dinoia, president of the FICE and exhibitor of the cinemas Massimo Troisi and Palestrina in Milan - and Agnès Salson for the tour of Europe.




Sunday, May 15th, 2016 – 15:00 to 17:00

Hotel InterContinental Carlton (Grand Salon) - 58 Boulevard La Croisette, Cannes

Presentation of 2015 Network results and 2016 network activities. This meeting will be followed by a cocktail reception from 17:00 to 18:00. The agenda of the meeting will be available soon.



Europa Cinemas Label

From Thursday 12 to Sunday, May 22th, 2016

Théâtre Croisette, JW Marriott

Since 2003, the Europa Cinemas Label is awarded by a jury of exhibitors of the network to the best European film of the Fortnight. What film will be the successor of Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven)? All will be answered on Friday, May 20th with the four members of the jury: Stephen Bonato (Utopia Saint Simeon, Bordeaux, France), Mats Gillmor (Folkets Bio, Växjö, Sweden), Sally Griffith (Chapter, Cardiff, UK), Pien Houthoff (Arthouse LUX, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)


List of European films eligible for the Europa Cinemas Label



Capturing The Millennials: How Cinema Innovation Can Win A New Generation For Film

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 – 10:00 to 12:00

Pavilion 201, Village International (Pantiero)

Moderator: Michael Gubbins (Partner - SampoMedia, Chairman - Film Agency for Wales, UK)

Speakers (Europa Cinemas Members): Michel Ferry - Director and Programmer (Cinéma Les Carmes, Orléans, France), Allison Gardner - Programme Director (Glasgow Film Theater, UK), Krijn Meerburg - General Director (LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
 Over the last 10 years, the consistent challenge for cinemas and film more generally has been to win over a generation brought up in an always on-demand Internet culture – the so-called Millennials. Cinema was sometimes cast as a representative of a dying analogue world, out of kilter with the lifestyles of the young. But that is simply not the case. Cinema has now completed a 10 year period of digitisation. And Europa Cinemas and its network of close to 1,000 theatres has been working hard on how to use its new digital power to ensure that a new generation engages with the world's greatest art form. The network has been sharing a wealth of innovations and fresh ideas, not least through its annual Labs. It has been demonstrating that social media, mobile platforms, on-demand services, etc. are not the enemy but valuable tools for mobilising audiences. And film as a whole needs cinema to take a lead in capturing the Millennial market because it generates the demand that all other platforms exploit.
 This Next session will offer case studies in how cinema is engaging a new generation through innovation and is intended to provoke strong discussion among the whole industry about how to build on these new advances.


Round Table Discussion and Audience Q&A on the Future of the Big Screen

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 – 17:00 to 17:45

Creative Europe MEDIA Stand, Pavilion 121, Village International (Riviera)

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) in collaboration with Europa Cinemas

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Panelists (tbc): Michael Gubbins (Partner - SampoMedia, President - Film Agency for Wales, UK), Maddy Probst (Producer - Watershed Cinema Program & Film Hub South West & West Midlands, Vice President - Europa Cinemas, UK), Eddy Duquenne (CEO, Kinepolis).

Join a group of senior cinema executives from across Europe to discuss how innovation, new technologies and creative collaboration help promote diversity and create value in European cinemas - large and small - and engage audiences with the Big Screen Experience. Panel participants will share insights into innovative approaches and discuss key trends and opportunities.



Creative Europe MEDIA Stand, Pavilion 121, Village International (Riviera)