European Cinema Night 2023
From 4 to 8 December
The European Cinema Night returns with an exciting line-up of European film screenings spanning from 4 to 8 December 2023.
Six years after the launch of the initiative, Creative Europe MEDIA, the EU program supporting the European audiovisual sector, and Europa Cinemas network partner-up to present 'European Cinema Night – Sharing stories we love.'
This initiative aims to bring Europe closer to its citizens by celebrating the richness and diversity of European film culture through free screenings across the continent.
More than 80 cinemas from the network of Europa Cinema will participate in this edition. Each cinema has selected a European film based on the interests of their audiences, to provide a tailored cinematic experience. This edition carries on with the novelty introduced last year, which is the possibility for cinemas to select family-friendly films to attract young audiences to the initiative, as well as classic films to connect citizens with our shared cinematic cultural heritage.
To propose a sweeping experience beyond the screenings, some cinemas will organise complementary activities such as presentations, Q&A sessions with directors, actors, or other film crew members, and engaging debates. These activities aim to give audiences the opportunity to discuss the films with fellow enthusiasts.
The European Cinema Night keeps growing
This initiative will reach out to more than 10,000 cinemagoers in numerous cities across Europe, connecting audiences around a shared European identity built on diversity. This initiative has considerably grown throughout the years.
The first edition in 2018 counted 34 participating theatres; participation grew to 54 in 2019 raised to 67 in 2020 and involved no less than 71 venues in 2021. In 2022, 75 cinemas took part in the initiative. This year, the number raises to 85.