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Founded in 1992 with funding from the MEDIA programme (Creative Europe) and from the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), Europa Cinemas is the first film theatre network focusing on European films. Its objective is to provide operational and financial support to cinemas that commit themselves to screen a significant number of European non-national films, to offer events and initiatives as well as promotional activities targeted at Young Audiences.

Workshop 1 – Renewing Offer and Audiences

Catherine Des Forges kicked off this morning’s workshop 1 with a question about independent cinemas and audiences; is it the space or the event that’s important? How much of cinema-going about a sense of occasion and how much is it about seeing a good film in a shared environment? Despite hearing that “cinema is dead” for more ...

Europa Cinema Awards 2015

After a provocative first day at the conference, delegates flooded in to the beautiful Kino Lucerna to celebrate excellence in exhibition. Best Programming – Filmhuis, Den Haag (The Hague, The Netherlands)  Filmhuis screens films from over 60 countries, with a focus on European cinema and holds as many as 140 premieres each year. The programming is ...

Panel 2 – Cinemas: The Audience Creators

Christoph Freier from Media & Entertainment GfK showcased the results of market research and ticket sales data; to identify critical groups and understand the barriers that effect cinema-going. Though price plays a part, it’s not the only factor, he said. Going to the movies in a group – cinema-going as a social experience – is still important but, more notably, ...

Panel 1 – Cinema: A 21st Century Art Form

Michael Gubbins opened the second session of the conference by reminding those present of how quickly the industry moves. Though it’s only been two years since we last met, those two years in the digital age are like “dog years” – technology has moved on by ten. So, is there anything different about going to the ...

Europa Cinemas Network Conference Begins

Before opening the 19th edition of our Network Conference, Europa Cinemas President, Nico Simon, asked the room to stand for a minute of silence for Paris. Returning to Prague for a second time, the Europa Cinemas Network Conference is growing exponentially. In 2003 there were 300 participants, but this year there are almost 500 delegates – all eager to ...