A EUROPEAN AND WORLDWIDE NETWORK
Supported since its creation by the European Commission (Creative Europe / MEDIA Programme) and by the CNC (France), Europa Cinemas is the first network of cinemas focusing on European films. Created in 1992 at the initiative of a group of thirty cinema exhibitors, it has become in 27 years a network uniting more than 1,200 cinemas (1,216 cinemas and 3,131 screens) in 43 countries.
Its main objectives are to provide operational and financial support to cinemas that undertake to give a significant part of their screenings to non-national European films and to put in place activities for young audiences.
Thanks to Eurimages and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Europa Cinemas' action extends to countries in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Turkey. In addition, 42 screens (44 screens) in 42 cities in 31 countries in Europe and worldwide are also associated with the Europa Cinemas network under the partnership with the Institut Français.
Open to all types of cinemas, from the municipal ones to the multiplexes, the network has also expanded well beyond Europe according to the support programmes implemented: yesterday in Asia and Latin America through the Mundus programme, tomorrow in Canada via the Eurimages programme. Europa Cinemas thus contributes to making Europe and its cultural diversity a shared idea around the world.