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19th Conference - Prague, 27-29 November 2015
After Athens in 2013, Prague will host the 19th Europa Cinemas Network Conference from 27 to 29 November 2015. The programme will consist in three days of debates and workshops about the circulation of European films in cinemas and on platforms, audience development strategies and innovative activities for programming and marketing. Around 500 professionals including exhibitors, distributors, producers and sales agents from all over Europe are expected to attend.
Detailed Programme and Speakers
Driving Demand for European Film
Simultaneous translation: English – French – German – Italian – Spanish (for plenary sessions and workshops)
Friday 27 November 2015
1.00 - 2.00 pm - WELCOME COFFEE (Intercontinental Hotel)
2.00 - 2.30 pm - OPENING OF THE 19th EUROPA CINEMAS CONFERENCE
Nico Simon (President, Europa Cinemas)
Lucia Recalde Langarica (Head of the MEDIA Unit, European Commission)
Helena Bezděk Fraňková (Director of State Cinematography Fund, Czech Republic)
Claude-Eric Poiroux (General Director, Europa Cinemas)
2.30 - 6.00 pm - SESSION I – DEVELOPING THE AUDIENCE FOR A DIVERSE CINEMA (plenary session)
Directed by Michael Gubbins (Partner, SampoMedia, UK)
2.30 - 4.00 pm - Panel 1 – Cinema: A 21st Century Art Form
The perspective of film-makers on the key role of cinema
Innovative cinema/festival relationships to magnify film festivals’ success
Does Cinephilia need reinventing?
Cristian Mungiu (Director, Exhibitor and Distributor, Romania) (Skype)
Bohdan Slama (Director, Czech Republic)
Laurent Cantet (Director, Founder of La Cinetek, France)
Melissa Van der Schoor (Programme / Distribution Coordinator, IFFR Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Mirsad Purivatra (Director of Sarajevo Film Festival - Exhibitor, Kino Meeting Point, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
4.00 - 4.30 pm - COFFEE BREAK
4.30 - 6.00 pm - Panel 2 – Cinemas: The Audience Creators
Cinemas as curators: how the trusted brand of cinema can guide audiences to diverse content.
Taking film beyond traditional cinema: Innovation in improving and growing the cinema experience.
What relationships might cinemas have with other platforms?
The potential to build producer/director-to-cinema links.
Christoph Freier (Account Director, Media & Entertainment, GfK, Germany)
Christian Bräuer (CEO, Yorck Kino Gruppe, Germany)
Clare Binns (Director of Programming & Acquisitions, Picturehouse Cinemas, UK)
Susan Wendt (Head of Sales, TrustNordisk, Denmark)
Jaume Ripoll (Co-Founder & Head of Content and Development, Filmin, Spain)
Brian Newman (Founder, Sub-Genre, USA)
7.00 - 8.30 pm - DINNER (Intercontinental Hotel)
8.30 - 9.00 pm - Transfer to Kino Lucerna (by foot or by metro)
9.00 - 11.30 pm - PRESENTATION OF THE EUROPA CINEMAS AWARDS
AND PREVIEW OF A EUROPEAN FILM: “Lampedusa in Winter” by Jakob Brossmann
Saturday 28 November 2015
9.30 am - 1.00 pm - SESSION II - CHOICE OF 2 WORKSHOPS
11.00 -11.30 am - COFFEE BREAK
WORKSHOP 1 – RENEWING OFFER AND AUDIENCES
Directed by Catharine Des Forges (Director, Independent Cinema Office, UK)
Is the current system of distribution flexible enough to allow cinemas to respond to audience demand?
What approaches and services will allow cinemas to engage the next generation?
How can cinemas extend their community reach and create active and diverse communities?
How can social media and new forms of marketing can help extend audiences and build loyalty to the cinema brand?
Are we collecting and analysing the right data in the right way?
Stephan De Potter (Distributor, Cinéart, Belgium)
Laurent Dutoit (Distributor, Agora - Exhibitor, Association Les Scala, Switzerland)
Tara Judah (Events Co-ordinator, Curzon Cinemas – Programmer; Cube Cinemas, UK)
Branko Krsmanovic (Exhibitor, Kupina Bioscop, Serbia)
Marynia Gierat (Exhibitor, Kino Pod Baranami, Poland)
Charlotte Wensierski (Founder and Head of The Bloggers Cinema Club, France)
Patrick von Sychowski (Co-Founder & Co-Editor, Celluloid Junkie, UK)
Nikolina Demark (Spotter, Spotted by Locals, Croatia)
Ellen Tejle (Exhibitor, Bio Rio, Sweden)
WORKSHOP 2 - EXTENDING DEMAND
Directed by Michael Gubbins (Partner, SampoMedia, UK)
Is audience generated programming a viable proposition for cinema?
How far can digital technologies allow cinema to extend the reach of films through different kinds of experience, e.g. pop-up events?
Dynamic membership schemes: how customer lists are being turned into active communities.
Are there ways in which cinemas and other platforms co-operate more closely?
Can cinemas capitalise on their brand recognition and audience relationships beyond their core theatrical offer? Are individual platforms viable? How might that affect business models and windows?
Monica Naldi (Exhibitor, Cinema Beltrade, Italy)
Marc Prades (Co-founder of Screenly, Spain)
Jiří Šebesta (Coordinator, Cinema Royal, Czech Republic)
Alice Quigley (Marketing Coordinator, Watershed, UK)
Sam Clements (Marketing Manager, Picturehouse Cinemas, UK)
Benoit Thimister (Head of Finances, Les Grignoux, Belgium)
Jaki McDougall (Exhibitor, Glasgow Film Theatre, UK)
Sigrid Limprecht (Exhibitor, Bonner Kinemathek, Germany)
Ivo Andrle (Distributor, Exhibitor, Kino Aero, Czech Republic)
1.00 - 2.30 pm - LUNCH (HOTEL RESTAURANT)
2.30 - 4.30 pm - SESSION III – WHERE DOES CINEMA FIT INTO A CHANGED ECO-SYSTEM? (plenary session)
Directed by Catharine Des Forges (Director, Independent Cinema Office, UK) and Michael Gubbins (Consultant, SampoMedia, UK)
How to keep the momentum behind cinema going culture?
How does the changing digital landscape and audience consumption affect countries with little or no cinema provision?
What is the potential for investing in new exhibition spaces and models to drive demand?
Nina Pece (Exhibitor, Kinodvor, Slovenia)
Krijn Meerburg (Exhibitor, LantarenVenster, The Netherlands)
Georgi Ivanov (Programming Director, Lucky Art Cinema, Bulgaria)
Russell Collins (Exhibitor, Michigan Theatres, Founder and Head of Arthouse Convergence, USA)
Jean-Marc Lalo (Architect, Atelier Architecture Lalo, France)
4.30 - 5.30 pm - PREVIEW OF EUROPEAN FILM TRAILERS
5.30 - 7.00 pm - GET TOGETHER (Intercontinental Hotel)
Sunday 29 November 2015
10.00 – 11.30 am - EUROPA CINEMAS CASE STUDIES: OPEN SLOT
Hosted by Madeleine Probst (Programme Producer, Watershed, UK)
11.30 -12.30 am - CONCLUSIONS OF THE WORKSHOPS & SESSIONS AND NEXT STEPS
Both directed by Michael Gubbins (Partner, SampoMedia, UK)
12.30 am - 1.00 pm - CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE
Nico Simon (President of Europa Cinemas)
Claude-Eric Poiroux (General Director of Europa Cinemas)
1.00 - 2.00 pm - CLOSING LUNCH (Intercontinental Hotel)
4 days of screenings, debates and workshops
More than 600 professionals from all over the world
Registration online from July
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Europa Cinemas Awards
- 2014: Kino Mladost & Kino Lumiere, Bratislava, Slovakia
- 2013: Kino Artis, Tallinn, Estonia
- 2012 : Star, Strasbourg, France
- 2011: Abaton Kino, Hamburg, Germany
- 2010: Skalvijos Kino Centras, Vilnius, Lituania
- 2009: Kino Pod Baranami, Krakow, Poland
- 2008: Arthouse Kinos, Zürich, Switzerland
- 2007: Friedrichsbau & Kandelhof, Freiburg, Germany
- 2006: Grand Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2005: Müvész, Puskin, Szindbád, Budapest, Hungary
- 2004: Muranow, Warsaw, Poland
- 2003: Anteo Spaziocinema, Milano, Italy
- 2002: Cinemes Verdi & Verdi Park, Barcelona, Spain
Best Young Audience Activities
- 2014: Lumiere, Bruges, Belgium
- 2013: Studio des Ursulines, Paris, France
- 2012 : Moviemento, Berlin, Germany
- 2011: GFT, DCA & Filmhouse, Scotland
- 2010: Kinodvor, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- 2009: Multisala Pio X (MPX) & Excelsior, Padova, Italy
- 2008: Kino Central, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
- 2007: Film Center of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
- 2006: Cinema Paradiso, St.Pölten, Austria
- 2005: Kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
- 2004: MovieZone, Netherlands
- 2003: Folkets Bio, Sweden
- 2002: Churchill & Le Parc, Liege, Belgium
- 2014: Ivo Andrle, Kino Aero / Aerofilms, Czech Republic
- 2013: Josetxo Moreno, Golem, Spain
- 2012 : Stefan Kitanov, Bulgaria
- 2011: Roman Gutek, Poland
- 2010: Watershed, Bristol, United Kingdom
- 2009: Folkest Hus och Parker (FHP), Sweden
- 2008: Light House Cinema and access>CINEMA, Irleland
- 2007: Circuito Cinema, Italy
- 2006: Enrique González Macho, Cines Renoir, Spain
- 2005: Utopia, France
- 2004: City Screen, UK
- 2003: Yorck Kino, Germany