Introduction of the Europa Cinemas Label Jury

Locarno Film Festival


Four Network exhibitors from Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and The Netherlands will take part in the Europa Cinemas Label Jury on the occasion of the upcoming Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. The Jury members will award one film among the 17 European films competing in both the International Competition and Concorso Cineasti del presente.

Introduction of the Europa Cinemas Label Jury

The four Jury members this year are:

Mattia Giannone (Programmation & Communication, Cinélux, Geneva, Switzerland)

My name is Mattia Giannone and I was born in Italy in 1987. In 2013, immediately after graduating in Film Aesthetics from the University of Milan, I moved to Geneva (Switzerland). I worked in some of the film festivals of the city and then joined the team of the Cinélux Association. Currently, I'm in charge of the programming and communication of this small neighborhood cinema.

Hermelinde Grondard (Theatre supervisor, Cinema Galeries, Brussels, Belgium)

I studied history and film, and started as a film exhibitioner in 2009. I had the chance to work as a technician, a communication and public relations manager, young audiences and image education mediator, and programmer for art house film theatres in France. I went back to Belgium, my country of birth, and joined the Cinema Galeries team in Brussels in February 2018 as the theatre supervisor, programmer, distribution, mediation officer and logistics manager. Cinema Galeries is a 1939 listed monument formed by two screening rooms, an exhibition area of 1000m2, and it is dedicated to "cinema in all its forms” by being committed to sustain art house films in Galeries and in the whole country of Belgium through its distribution activity, and extending by the exhibition of visual artists.

Tom Ooms (Head of Programming & Marketing, LAB111, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Tom Ooms (Amsterdam, 1986) is the head of programming and marketing of a small, independent cinema and restaurant, called LAB111. Located in an old, monumental laboratory in the center of Amsterdam, this wayward cinema, revamped in 2016, focusses on cultivating and expanding film culture by connecting the best classic and contemporary cinema (fresh arthouse and classic blockbuster), through large retrospectives, special thematic programming and film and food tie-ins.

Elisa Rosi (Head programmer and general manager, Lichtblick Kino, Berlin, Germany)

Elisa Rosi, was born in Italy and is based in Berlin, Germany since 2005. After her degree in cultural studies focusing on cinema in the former GDR, she worked in festival and film production. After joining Lichtblick-Kino's team as a projectionist and supporting this cultural project in her spare time, she increasingly focused on curating film series and events within the cinema's programming. In 2012, she became head programmer and general manager of the cinema. For the past five years Lichtblick-Kino has been awarded for its outstanding programming by the regional film funders Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the German Federal Government. 

List of European films eligible for the Europa Cinemas Label:


Bergmál (Echo) by Rúnar Rúnarsson (Iceland, France, Switzerland) 79'

Cat in the Wall by Mina Mileva & Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria, United Kingdom, France) 92'

Das freiwillige Jahr (A Voluntary Year) by Ulrich Köhler & Henner Winckler (Germany) 86'

Douze Mille by Nadège Trebal (France) 111'

Les Enfants d'Isadora (Isadora's Children) by Damien Manivel (France, South Korea) 84'

Longa noite (Endless Night) by Eloy Enciso (Spain) 90'

Maternal (Hogar) by Maura Delpero (Italy, Argentina) 91'

Technoboss by João Nicolau (Portugal, France) 112'

Terminal Sud (South Terminal) by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche (France) 96'

Vitalina Varela by Pedro Costa (Portugal) 124'


143 rue du desert (143 sahara street) by Hassen Ferhani (France, Algeria) 100'

Here for Life by Andrea Luka Zimmerman & Adrian Jackson (United Kingdom, Germany, Romania) 87'

Ivana cea Groaznica (Ivana the Terrible) by Ivana Mladenović (Serbia, Romania) 86'

Merveilles à Montfermeil (Wonders in the Suburbs) by Jeanne Balibar (France) 109'

Oroslan by Matjaž Ivanišin (Slovenia, Czech Republic) 72'

Overseas by Yoon Sung-a (Belgium, France) 90'

Space Dogs by Elsa Kremser & Levin Peter (Germany, Austria) 91'


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