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Activities - 23/08/2012


Third edition of 27 Times Cinema featuring young cinemagoers from all over Europe


The 27 Times Cinema project returns to Venice this year for the third time following its successful previous editions. Set up by Europa Cinemas in partnership with the European Parliament, Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days and Cineuropa, 27 young film-lovers, representing each of the 27 EU member states and selected through the Europa Cinemas Network, will be in Venice for the duration of the Mostra.

The young 27 Times Cinema filmgoers will attend screenings and participate in debates about the films, along with directors, film professionals and Members of the European Parliament. They will then publish their thoughts online on the official Cineuropa blog (

, write articles and contribute to the Europa Cinemas Facebook page. They will also take part in practical workshops on video-documentary, web-radio, festivals and film journalism.   

Claude-Eric Poiroux, General Director of Europa Cinemas: " This initiative engenders great interest and enthusiasm from participants who are not only discovering the presented films, but are also becoming film critics on the social networks. Such an experience improves their knowledge and develops their taste for European cinema, leading sometimes to job opportunities in the cinema industry! Coming from 27 European countries, these young cinemagoers are the concrete representation of the diversity and vitality of the Europa Cinemas network.”


List of participants :

To read the portraits, click here

AT – Dominic  HORINEK – Filmcasino –  Vienna

BE – Sven JACOBS – Sphinx Cinema –  Ghent

BG – Anastas  PUNEV – Dom na Kinoto –  Sofia

CY – Kyriacos DEMETRIOU – Rialto Theatre –  Limassol

CZ – Nelly WERNISCHOVA – Aero cinema –  Prague

DK – Simon ORBERG – Biffen in Nordkraft –  Aalborg

EE – Dagmar TREIAL – cinema Artis – Tallinn

FI – Jesse RAATIKANEN – Kino Liris – Lahti

FR – François GREMAUD – Lux – Caen

DE – Rory O'CONNOR – Kino Moviemento – Berlin

GB –  Sophie SHIPPEN –  Watershed –  Bristol

GR – Eleni THANOU – Danaos – Athens

HU – Lili Lea ABRAHAM –  Belvárosi –  Szeged

IE – Bernard O'ROURKE – Access Cinema – Dublin

IT – Nicolò COMOTTI – Anteo Spazio Cinema – Milano

LV – Baiba BERGMANe – Splendid Palace – Riga

LT – Santa JUKNAITE – Kino Centras Garsas – Panevezys

LU –  Lynn KLEIN –   Utopia – Luxembourg

MT –  Aidan CELESTE –   St James Cavalier –  La Valette

NL –  Wilma SMID –   Rialto –  Amsterdam

PL –  Peter SAROTA –  Kino Pod Baranami –  Krakow

PT –  Diogo DA SILVA LIMA –  Cinema City Classic Alvalade –   Lisbon

RO –  Dan VERIDIANA –  Victoria –  Cluj-Napoca

SK –  Lenka KUCHTOVA –  Cinema Lumiere –  Bratislava

SI –  Bor PLETERSEK –  Kinodvor –  Ljubljana

ES –  Lucia BASKARAN –  Principe & Trueba – San Sebastian

SE –  Simon SVERIN –  Lund  –  Västra Frölunda

GB –  Sophie SHIPPEN –  Watershed –  Bristol