European Cinema Night 2021
6-10 December 2021
This year about 80 Europa Cinemas members across Europe will be taking part in the European Cinema Night from 6th to 10th December.
Creative Europe MEDIA, in collaboration with Europa Cinemas, is organizing the fourth edition of a unique outreach event with the objective of bringing Europe closer to citizens, while celebrating together the richness and diversity of the European audiovisual landscape.
In 2018 and 2019, European Cinema Night events took place respectively in 34 and 54 Europa Cinemas member theatres in all countries of the European Union. MEDIA-supported films from over 30 different nationalities were successfully presented to audiences all over Europe. In 2020 the event took place in 64 cinemas all across Europe, with physical and online events, during which 43 European films were shown.
This year, the European Cinema Night will take place in about 80 cities across Europe and will welcome around 14,500 spectators to the free screenings. Most of the events will be physical screenings at the cinemas, but some virtual events will take place in the cinemas that are currently closed.
Over 40 different films will be screened during this edition. Each cinema participating in the European Cinema Night will screen a European non-national film of their choice and say a few words about the European Commission’s support for the film and/or the distributor. In addition to this, each cinema will invite a speaker to create a debate around the film, and some cinemas will offer a cocktail after the film.
This event is part of the European Commission “going local” communication campaign, which shows citizens how European policy is linked to their lives – in this case to the emotions they feel at cinemas – and how by attending a locally-grounded event they can be part of a globally-connected experience across Europe. By connecting cinemagoers in numerous cities across Europe, the ECN aims to strengthen their shared European identity rooted in our cultural diversity and values, hence bringing EU policies closer to their everyday lives.
The list of cinemas participating in the 2021 European Cinema Night will be soon available. Check out the ongoing programme: https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/news/european-cinema-night-2021-five-days-free-screenings-connecting-citizens-across-europe