Europa Cinemas at the 74th Berlinale

Presentation of the EC Label Jury


This year, 8 films will compete for our Label.

Europa Cinemas at the 74th Berlinale

Europa Cinemas at the 74th Berlinale (15 – 25 February 2024)

In the framework of the 74th Berlinale, which runs from Thursday 15th to Sunday 25th February 2024, a Jury composed of 4 Network exhibitors will award the Europa Cinemas Label to a European film at the Panorama section. This year, 8 films will compete for our Label.

The four Jury members are:

  • Giuditta Ricci, Director at Cinélux, Geneva, Switzerland

Giuditta Ricci runs the Cinélux, a friendly single-screen local cinema in Geneva. After studying film criticism at the University of Rome III (D.A.M.S.) and a few managerial experiences (painting retrospective, professional boxing match, music concert), she first worked there as a cashier-projectionist, until 2012 - when the cinema went digital – Giuditta took on the challenge of taking over its management, as the cinema had been bequeathed for a symbolic franc!

  • Autumn Scott, Board of Directors, Breakthroughs Film Festival, Canada

Autumn Scott began her career with the Government of Ontario before moving to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Currently, she works in Government Relations at the Toronto International Film Festival. Throughout her professional life, she has served as Director of Publicity on various film festival and theater boards and has successfully secured over two million dollars in grant revenue for the arts. She is an award winning actor and director, and has spent her life working in the creative industry. She has recently starred in campaigns for the Raptors, Bell Canada, Toronto FC and Molson Canadian and her latest short film won an Award of Distinction at the Canada Shorts Film Festival. 

  • Marc Velinsky, Managing Director at Central im Bürgerbräu, Würzburg, Germany

After a Magister degree in Political Science, Rhetoric and Sociology and a Master’s degree in Economics, Marc worked as head of Distribution for DCINEX and Ymagis for DCPs distribution in Germany and other European Countries and thereafter for Universal Pictures in Berlin. Since February 2023 Marc is the Managing Director of Kino Central im Bürgerbräu in Würzburg, Germany.

  • Jure Matičič, General Manager at Mestni kino Domžale, Domžale, Slovenia

Jure Matičič graduated in Sociology of Culture and Philosophy and worked as a journalist for a number of years. He is the current president of the Art Cinema Association of Slovenia, where he organizes training sessions, works on cultural policies and securing the independent cinema sector a stronger position in the market. He is also the general manager of the cultural center Kulturni dom Franca Bernika in Domžale and one of the founders of Mestni kino Domžale (Municipal Cinema Domžale), where he is in charge of the programming.

Eligible films:

  1. Andrea Gets A Divorce (Andrea lässt sich scheiden) by Josef Hader [Austria] - 94 min.
  2. Crossing by Levan Akin [Sweden] - 106 min
  3. Every You Every Me (Alle die Du bist) by Michael Fetter Nathansky [Germany] - 104 min
  4. Faruk by Aslı Özge [Germany] – 97 min.
  5. Meanwhile On Earth (Pendant ce temps sur Terre) by Jérémy Clapin [France] - 89 min.
  6. My New Friends (Les gens d’à côté) by André Téchiné [France] - 85 min.
  7. Scorched Earth (Verbrannte Erde) by Thomas Arslan [Germany] - 100 min.
  8. Sex by Dag Johan Haugerud [Norway] - 125 min.


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