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Activities - 29/08/2017


Europa Cinemas at Venice 2017


The Venice Festival will be held from 30 August to 9 September. As in previous years, Europa Cinemas will be present through two emblematic actions: the Europa Cinemas Label awarded in the frame of the Giornate degli Autori and the 28 Times Cinema operation, whose success is growing a little more each year.

14th Europa Cinemas Label - Venice Days

Four Network exhibitors from Italy, Belgium, United Kingdom and The Netherlands will take part in the Europa Cinemas Label Jury on the occasion of the upcoming Giornate degli Autori-Venice Days in Italy. The Jury members will award one film among the 6 European films competing in the Venice Days official selection.

Label Jury members:

Luisa Ceretto - Cinema Lumière, Bologna (Italy)

Luisa Ceretto graduated at D.A.M.S. (Dipartimento di Musica Arte e Spettacolo) at the Bologna University on Cinema. Film critic and journalist, she works since 1994 at the Programming Department of the Cineteca di Bologna. She curated several retrospectives and catalogues named “I quaderni del Lumière” dedicated to Emir Kusturica, Edward Yang and Paolo Benvenuti. Recently she also co-operates with the Educational Department at the Programming of "Schermi e Lavagne", the cineclub dedicated to Young Audience.

Alicia Del Puppo - Caméo, Namur (Belgium)

Graduated in creative writing and films studies at the Free University of Brussels, Alicia Del Puppo first trained to film production before joining in 2013 The Grignoux’s team (which manages three cinemas in Liège and one in Namur). She currently works as a programmer assistant, animator and coordinator of their program, « Le journal des Grignoux », printed in 60 000 copies.

Rachel Hayward - Home, Manchester (United Kingdom)

Rachel Hayward has over 12 years' experience in film exhibition, distribution, education and festivals. As a senior producer in HOME's Film team, Rachel Hayward has the responsibility for programming and producing seasons and festivals, developing partnerships and managing the new release programme. She leads on the Film programme for HOME's multi-art form ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival and has curated nine editions of the festival's film programme. In 2016 Rachel produced the national project CRIME: Hong Kong Style, which took place at HOME and 20 other venues. In addition to her role at HOME, she has lectured on a range of film and cultural topics, and from 2007 – 2011 worked at Manchester College where she devised and taught the Foundation Degree Visual Culture modules. Rachel Hayward joined the Board of Trustees of the Alliance Française de Manchester in 2014, where she specialises in audience development. 

Paul Hegeman - Cinebergen, Bergen (The Netherlands)

The various activities carried out by Paul Hegeman are almost all generated by a great passion for the cinema. That also was the case when he studied French and Philosophy and explored for his thesis the relationship between Film and Surrealism. After having worked as a French teacher he made from his passion his profession, and since then he has worked as a filmmaker and has made many documentaries for the Dutch Public Broadcasters but also for Arte. In addition he has worked as a filmjournalist and written articles on the cinema in all its facets. In 1996 he founded in his hometown of Bergen (NH) his own cinema Cinebergen, where he’s still director and programmer. He has remained faithful to his love of teaching and besides lectures he frequently organizes workshops and educational projects.



List of European films eligible for the Europa Cinemas Label 2017 Venice Days:

1. Il contagio (The Contagion) by Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini (Italy) 110’

2. M by Sara Forestier (France) 100’

3. Life Guidance by Ruth Mader (Austria) 101’

4. L'equilibrio (Equilibrium) by Vincenzo Marra (Italy) 90’

5. Dove cadono le ombre (Where the Shadows Fall) by Valentina Pedicini (Italy) 95’

6. Looking for Oum Kulthum by Shirin Neshat (Germany, Austria, Italy, Lebanon, Qatar) 90’


28 Times Cinema

For the eight year in a row, 28 young film lovers selected among the audience of the Europa Cinemas network members, representing each 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 and Europa Cinemas in partnership with the Venice Days / Giornate degli Autori and

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



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