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Activities - 22/08/2014


Venice Days: 28 Times Cinema and Europa Cinemas Label


For the fifth year in a row, 28 young film-lovers representing each of the European countries will meet and attend the Venice Days. This initiative is set up by the LUX Prize of the European Parliament in partnership with Europa Cinemas, the Venice Days / Giornate degli Autori and Cineuropa. The 28 participants have been selected by the cinemas in the Europa Cinemas network, chosen from out of hundreds of candidates on the basis of their originality, commitment and passion for film. In Venice, they will have the opportunity to watch films and play the role of film critics by contributing to a blog (Cineuropa) and to Europa Cinemas social networks. They will also participate in round-table discussions and debates with film industry professionals, critics and filmmakers. In parallel to their duties as jurors, the 28 will be devoted to the exploration of the new edition of the LUX Prize, viewing and discussing the 3 finalists with their directors and the members of the European Parliament present in Venice. LUX Prize website

The big novelty this year is the creation of the “Venice Days Award”. 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 and filmmaker Diego Lerman - will judge all the films from Venice Days’ lineup and award the Prize to one of the competing films. The jury's final session to assign the Award, will be open to the public as well as the press, and will be streamed on Friday 5th Sept.

To know more about the 28, you can read their portrait here .



Eleventh year for Europa Cinemas Label at Venice

Four Europa Cinemas exhibitors will attend the Venice Film Festival and award the “Europa Cinemas Label” to the best European Film competing in the Venice Days selection. The Prize will be given to the awarded director on Friday 5th September.

Label Jury members:

SIMON WARD - Independent Cinema Office - LONDON (United Kingdom)

Simon Ward has worked in independent exhibition for 20 years. He began at London Electronic Art's Pandemonium Film Festival in 1995 before joining the BFI London Film Festival where he was responsible for master-classes and industry events programming. Subsequently, Simon joined the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA London), where he spent three years programming new international cinema, much of which was not in UK distribution. Simon has been with the ICO from its inception in 2003. His key areas of responsibility are in programming for a number of the network’s larger cinemas and also acquiring titles for its theatrical distribution arm ICO Films.

ZITA HOSSZUOVA - Kino Lumiere / Slovak Film Institute - BRATISLAVA (Slovak Republic)

Zita Hosszúová studied Film Theory at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava. During her studies she started working for film festivals (Bratislava International Film Festival, Art Film Fest) in various fields (shipping, programme coordinator, production). Since September 2011, she has been the head of Cinema Lumiere - the film theatre of the Slovak Film Institute in Bratislava.


Giuseppe Perico is the Artistic Director of Cinema Conca Verde in Bergamo – member of Europa Cinemas Network. Graduated in Philosophy with a thesis on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s language of cinema, Giuseppe is also a teacher of Film Language.

LOUIS ANSCHÜTZ - Studio Isabella - MUNICH (Germany)

Louis Anschütz graduated in German Philology and from the Film Academy HFF in Munich. After his studies, he became assistant director for both feature films and documentaries for Television. He then became manager of several cinemas in Munich (FilmCasino) and is now the owner and programmer of Studio Isabella – member of the Network.

Europa Cinemas Label

List of European films at Venice Days:

RETOUR A ITHAQUE by Laurent Cantet (France, Belgium)

MESSI by Alex De la Iglesia (Spain)

I NOSTRI RAGAZZI - THE DINNER by Ivano De Matteo (Italy)

LES NUITS D´ÉTÉ by Mario Fanfani (France)

PATRIA by Felice Farina (Italy)

METAMORPHOSES by Christophe Honoré (France)

TUSSEN 10 EN 12 - BETWEEN 10 AND 12 by Peter Hoogendoorn (Belgium, France, The Netherlands)

THE GOOB by Guy Myhill (UK)

HE OVAT PAENNEET - THEY HAVE ESCAPED by Jukka Pekka Valkepaa (Finland, The Netherlands)

THE LACK by Masbedo (Italy)

THE SMELL OF US by Larry Clark (France)