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Supported since its creation by the European Commission (Creative Europe / MEDIA Programme) and by the CNC (France), Europa Cinemas is the first network of cinemas focusing on European films. This page details the different ways to participate in Europa Cinemas' activities.





Any exhibition company operating a cinema is invited to find out about the conditions of access to Europa Cinemas' support.


In 2024, Europa Cinemas participates in two European programmes:

Europe Creative / MEDIA, European Union programme

Eurimages, Council of Europe programme

The cinemas of the French Institute are also members of the network within the framework of a partnership between the two structures.


Creative Europe / MEDIA

All cinemas in the following countries are concerned:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden

The modalities of the supports (guidelines) and the application procedure are available here.

Contact: info@europa-cinemas.org


Eurimages - Council of Europe

All cinemas in the following countries are concerned:

Armenia, Canada, Georgia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Turkey

More info

Contact: mricha@europa-cinemas.org





Europa Cinemas sets up or participates in various professional events throughout the year. Most of them are recurrent and are open to all exhibition professionals.


Audience Development & Innovation Labs:

Several times a year: in Bologna, in partnership with the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival (every year), in Sofia, in partnership with the Sofia International Film Festival and the Sofia Meetings (every year) and in Seville, in partnership with the European Film Festival (every two years)

Europa Cinemas also participates, on a more ad hoc basis, in various Innovation Labs (Cluj-Napoca & Vilnius, among others). 

The Labs are open to all cinema exhibitors in the countries where Europa Cinemas is present. 


Europa Cinemas Conference:

Every two years, in a European capital

Open to all professionals of the sector, upon registration - more info


Cannes Network meeting:

Every year, during the Cannes Film Festival

Open to all professionals, upon registration


European Arthouse Cinema Day:

Annual event, in partnership with the CICAE

Open to all cinema exhibitors - more info



Exchange program between cinema professionals initiated by Europa Cinemas

Open to all cinema exhibitors from Creative Europe / MEDIA countries - more info


Collaborate to Innovate:

Funding-scheme rewarding innovative and collaborative projects implemented by Europa Cinemas Network members from the same country or at a European level.

Participation is open to all cinema exhibitors in the Creative Europe / MEDIA countries.

More info


Europa Cinemas Label:

In partnership with 5 major European festivals, every year

Participation in the juries is open to managers of network cinemas. 


European Cinema Night:

Annual event, in partnership with the Creative Europe / MEDIA Program

Open to cinema exhibitors in the 27 EU countries who are members of the network


27 Times Cinema:

Initiated by the LUX Prize of the European Parliament, in partnership with Europa Cinemas, Giornate degli Autori and Cineuropa, every year

Open to exhibitors who are members of the network in the 27 EU countries - more info