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Highlights - 10/08/2016
Save the date: European Film Forum Venice 2016
In the framework of the European Film Forum, the European Commission organises two workshops on access to finance (3 September from 15.00 to 17.15 – Sala Stucchi) and on the future of cinemas (4 September from 10.00 to 13.00 – Spazio Incontri) in the Hotel Excelsior, Lungomare Marconi, 41, Lido di Venezia.
The first event will be the occasion to discuss the new guarantee facility for the cultural and creative sector recently launched with the European Investment Fund , as well as new modes of investments. The second event, which will be opened by European Commissioner Oettinger, in charge of the Digital Economy and Society, will focus on how cinemas can fully reap the benefits of digital technologies.
The Venice International Film Festival is also an opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Creative Europe MEDIA programme and to discuss the recent update of EU audiovisual rules as well as the upcoming proposals on the modernisation of EU copyright rules to be presented in the autumn. Next initiatives will aim at further increasing the circulation of European works across borders and supporting the audiovisual sector.