28 Times Cinema


28 Times Cinema 2016


The Project


28 young film-lovers, each representing one European country, meet every year since 2010 to attend the Venice International Film Festival under the 28 Times Cinema Initiative. This project is set up by the LUX Film Prize  of the European Parliament, in partnership with Europa Cinemas, Venice Days / Giornate degli Autori  and Cineuropa .

The 28 participants are chosen out of hundreds of candidates on the basis of their originality, commitment and passion for film. In Venice, they have the opportunity to watch all films in the Venice Days selection and be film critics by contributing to a blog  and to Europa Cinemas’ social networks. They also participate in round-table discussions and debates with film industry professionals, critics and filmmakers. In parallel, the 28 are devoted to the exploration of the 3 finalist films of the LUX Film Prize selection by watching the films and discussing them with their directors and the members of the European Parliament present in Venice. They will also be the LUX Film Prize ambassadors in their own country.

Since 2014, the 28 young participants – together with the help of the Jury moderator, Karel Och (artistic director of the Karlovy Vary IFF) and the Jury president (a different director every year) – judge all the films from Venice Days’ lineup and award the Venice Days Prize to one of the competing films.

Find out more about the profiles of the 28 Ambassadors and the portraits of the cinema they are representing



27 Times Cinema Archive


Young Audience and Cinema: A Review of the Cinémas 93 Professional Days

Cinémas 93 held its 4th Journées Professionnelles forum at Ciné 104 in Pantin between November 16 and 18. Established as an association in 1996, Cinémas 93 is a federation of 23 cinemas (public and...

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