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Activities - 01/09/2015


Europa Cinemas in Venice


The Venice Film Festival will be held from September 2 to 12. Europa Cinemas and Venice Days partner up once again to welcome the 28 young European participants of the 28 Times Cinema project as well as the 4 Network exhibitors who will award the Europa Cinemas Label. Europa Cinemas will also take part in the CICAE training programme run at San Servolo.

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For the sixth 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 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. 

For the second year in a row, 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 Laurent Cantet - will judge all the films from Venice Days’ lineup and award the Venice Days Award 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 11th Sept.

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



Twelfth 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 official selection. The Prize will be given to the awarded director on Friday 11th September.

Label Jury members:

NANCY J GARCEAU – Cines Broadway & Cines Manhattan – VALLADOLID (Spain)

Nancy J Garceau has been involved in the world of Art House exhibition since 1983, when her husband opened the Cines Manhattan in Valladolid.  Run as an independent family business, she teams with her husband and together they manage 14 screens offering a varied cultural program which includes all types of films, operas, and events as well as a venue for the Valladolid International Film Festival and Cine Clubs. 

NICO MARZANO – Institute of Contemporary Arts – LONDON (United Kingdom)

Nico Marzano has held the position of Film and Cinema Manager at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London (ICA) for the past two years, where he has brought a unique curated programme of independent and socially relevant films. Nico contributes to Film Ireland as well as various academic film journals with film reviews and film theory essays.

KRIJN MEERBURG – LantarenVenster – ROTTERDAM & De Uitkijk – AMSTERDAM (The Netherlands)

Krijn Meerburg started his career in the Dutch film industry in 1984 as independent distributor (Hungry Eye pictures) and from 1990 as an exhibitor of several cinemas in the Netherlands. Since 2011 he has been the director of the film theater and concert hall LantarenVenster in Rotterdam.

RENATE WURM – Das Kino – SALZBURG (Austria)

Renate Wurm has been working in arthouse cinema for over 20 years. Her key areas of responsibility are in programming, networking and public relations. She is also director of the Latin American Film Festival Salzburg – Vienna which is organized every two years.


List of European films at Venice Days:

A peine j'ouvre les yeux - As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid (France, Tunisia, Belgium)

Viva la sposa - Long Live the Bride by Ascanio Celestini (Italy, France, Belgium)

Klezmer by Piotr Chrzan (Poland)

El desconocido – Retribution by Dani de la Torre (Spain)

Arianna by Carlo Lavagna (Italy)

La prima luce - First Light by Vincenzo Marra (Italy, Chile)

Lolo by Julie Delpy (France)