Discover the 28 young cinemagoers selected for Venice 2019!
28 Times Cinema celebrates its 10th anniversary
Europa Cinemas, the Lux Film Prize and Giornate degli Autori are proud to announce the list of the 28 European film-lovers who were selected from over 200 applications - coming from 60 cinemas of the network across Europe - to be part of the 10th edition of 28 Times Cinema.
Next month, for the 10th year in a row, the Villa degli Autori will become the house of European youth passionate about cinema. 28 Times Cinema is coming back thanks to the partnership of the Lux Film Prize, Europa Cinemas and the Giornate degli Autori who, with the support of Cineuropa, are bringing to Venice 28 young cinéphiles, each in representation of a European country.
Since 2010, the 28 Times Cinema programme encourages the development of a community of young Europeans bonding over a shared passion for cinema.
This year the participants have been selected from over 200 applications - representing 60 cinemas and cultural institutions part of the Europa Cinemas network across Europe.
These 28 strangers, all aged between 18 and 25, will meet in Venice for the first time where they will spend two weeks together, breathing the atmosphere of a leading international film festival. Here they will serve as members of the Jury awarding the GdA Director's Award (€20.000). After the Festival, their journey will continue back home where they will become ambassadors for the Lux Film Prize, helping to promote the three films from its Official Competition in their local territories.
In the upcoming weeks Cineuropa, Europa Cinemas, Giornate degli Autori and the Lux Film Prize will share some more information about each of the 28 participants. What makes each of them so special? What is it that they love about cinema?
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Austria – Filmcasino (Wien) – Lea Rizzi Ladinser
Belgium – Cinéma Aventure (Brusels) – Evelien Van Houdt
Bulgaria – Dom na Kinoto (Sofia) – Mladen Pechevski
Cyprus – Rialto (Limassol) – Christina Andreou
Czech Repulic – Svetozor (Prague) – Beata Mrazíková
Croatia – Urania (Osijek) – David Gašo
Denmark – Grand Teatret (Copenhagen) – Sinead Shahrzad
Estonia – Kino Sõprus (Tallinn) – Henri Särekanno
Finland – Kino Iiris (Lahti) – Rosa Id
France – Luminor (Paris) – Victor Courgeon
Germany – York Kino (Berlin) – Kareem Baholzer
Greece – Mikrokosmos (Athens) – Nikoletta Vaxevani
Hungary – Budapest Film (Budapest) – Anna Járai
Ireland – IFI (Dublin) – Stephen Porzio
Italy – Anteo Palazzo del Cinema (Milano) – Denis Ripamonti
Latvia – Kino Bize (Riga) – Marta Kraujina
Lithuania – Skalvija (Vilnius) – Martynas Kliučininkas
Luxembourg – Utopia (Luxembourg) – Emile Simon
Malta – Spazju Kreattiv (Valetta) – Mark Farrugia
Netherlands – Kino Rotterdam (Rotterdam) – Joël Audenaerde
Poland – Kino Pod Baranami (Crakow) – Natalia Ryba
Portugal – Trindade (Porto) – Alexandra Guimarães
Romania – Elvire Popesco (Bucharest) – Maria Salomia
Slovakia – Kino Úsmev (Košice) – Nikola Čabáková
Slovenia – Kinodvor (Ljubljana) – Gregor Rihtaršič
Spain – Zumzeig (Barcelona) – Pau Vall Capdet
Sweden – Zita (Stockholm) – Amanda Feldin Hjert
United Kingdom – Barbican Cinema (London) – Yvonne Shelling