Europa Cinemas at Cannes 2021

From 6 to 16 July 2021


We look forward to seeing you at the Cannes Film Festival, for a panel organized in cooperation with the CNC, at the Directors' Fortnight we are partnering up with and at our booth in the International Village. We also invite exhibitors from the network to participate in the Cinando workshops.

Europa Cinemas at Cannes 2021


Europa Cinemas Network Meeting

Friday 9 July 2021 - 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Plage du Gray d'Albion, Boulevard de la Croisette

First part (3.30 pm - 4.00 pm)

Network Results 2020 & New Funding Scheme "Collaborate to Innovate"

Welcome Words by Mathieu Fournet (Director of European and International Affairs, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, France)

Introduction by Claude-Eric Poiroux (General Director, Europa Cinemas) and presentation of 2020 Network Statistics.

Collaborate to Innovate: New directions and fresh thinking (presented by Michael Gubbins, Consultant @ Sampo Media).

Part 2 (4.00 pm - 5.30 pm) - Discussion

Back On Track: from Recovery to Renewal (moderated by Michael Gubbins)

How will exhibitors, distributors and sales agents work with each other to ensure cinemas can speed through the recovery phase?

Reconnect, rebuild and grow audiences: Collaborative approaches to innovate the cinema experience.

How to rebuild the central place of cinemas in the European film economy: Building the social, cultural and environmental place of the cinema.

Confirmed speakers:

Caroline Grimault (Exhibitor, Le Katorza, France)

Christian Bräuer (CEO, Yorck Kino-Gruppe, Germany)

Marcin Pienkowski (Artistic Director and Distributor, New Horizons Film Festival, Poland)

Susan Wendt (CEO, Trust Nordisk, Denmark)

Daniela Elstner (CEO, Unifrance, France)

Closing Remarks (5:20-5:30pm): Niklas Nienass (MEP, Shadow Rapporteur for Creative Europe, Cultural Committee, Germany) 


Directors' Fortnight

From 7 to 17 July 2021

On the occasion of the 53rd edition of the Directors' Fortnight (7-17 July), a jury of 4 exhibitors members of the network will award the Europa Cinemas Label to a European film of the selection: 15 European films are in competition for the Label. The 4 jurors will announce the winning film on Thursday 15 July 2021, at 5:30 pm at the Directors’ Fortnight Beach.

For exhibitors of the network who have requested a priority access badge, your badge will be available at the Europa Cinemas booth (International Village, Pavilion 118) in Cannes:

Tuesday, July 6, from 4pm to 6:30pm

Wednesday, July, 7 from 9am to 5pm

From Thursday, July 8, to Monday, July 12, from 9am to 11:30am and from 2pm to 5pm

If you arrive after Monday July 12, please send an email to Lisa Püscher ( to arrange a meeting at the Europa Cinemas booth to pick up your badge. 


Partnership with Cinando

The Cinando team will organise two "Tips & Tools" sessions exclusively for Europa Cinemas exhibitors. This is the perfect occasion for you to learn how to make the most out of your complimentary subscription and become a true Cinando expert!

Click here (link) if you'd like to book your spot. 


Meet us in Cannes

From 6 to 16 July 2021

International Village

European Union Pavilion (118)

Esplanade Georges Pompidou