– Called 28 Times Cinema up until Brexit, the programme organised by Giornate degli Autori, LUX Prize and Europa Cinemas in collaboration with Cineuropa will send 27 young cinephiles to the Lido
For over ten years now, Giornate degli Autori, the European Parliament LUX Film Prize and Europa Cinemas (with the contribution of Cineuropa) have joined forces with the idea of carving out a space devoted to Europe, its young people, and their genuine love of cinema, to organise the 27 Times Cinema at the Venice Film Festival.
Called 28 Times Cinema up until this year’s Brexit, the programme’s initial common purpose remains intact. Aged 18 to 25, its participants they come from all 27 countries in the European Union. But they also make up the only official jury for Giornate degli Autori and it is they who assign the GdA Director’s Award, now in its seventh year, which carries a cash prize of €20,000 to be split between the director and the distributor of the winning film. The jury’s deliberations will be moderated by Karel Och, Artistic Director of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival; Och has served as a special “Tutor” for the Giornate jury since the award was instituted in 2014. This year, the jury president himself is the world-renowned filmmaker Nadav Lapid, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival.
During the festival, which will take place from 2 to 12 September, the 27 Times Cinema participants will also report on the films and events through articles set to be published on Cineuropa’s 27 Times Cinema blog.
After the festival, their journey will continue back home, where they will become ambassadors for the LUX Film Prize, helping to promote the three films from its Official Selection in their local territories.
The participants are:
Daniel Morawitz (Stadtkino, Vienna, Austria) (read more)
Bo Alfaro Decreton (Sphinx, Ghent, Belgium) (read more)
Chris Zahariev (Dom na Kinoto, Sofia, Bulgaria) (read more)
Dina Uglešić (Art-Kino, Rijeka, Croatia) (read more)
Nikolas Zikopoulos (Rialto, Limassol, Cyprus) (read more)
Alzbeta Preissova (Kino Scala, Brno, Czech Republic) (read more)
Ida Thorsen (Nicolai Biograf, Kolding, Denmark) (read more)
Emel-Elizabeth Tuulik (Kino Soprus, Tallinn, Estonia) (read more)
Lisa Arvelin (Kino Iiris, Lahti, Finland) (read more)
Helena Pokorny (Jean Eustache, Pessac, France) (read more)
Ella Knorz (Kino Atlantis, Mannheim, Germany) (read more)
Antonis Tsistrakis (Trianon, Athens, Greece) (read more)
Gödri Attila (Budapest Film, Budapest, Hungary) (read more)
Mia Sherry (IFI, Dublin, Ireland) (read more)
Bianca Fabbri (Cinema Lumière, Bologna, Italy) (read more)
Darta Vijgrieze (Splendid Palace, Riga, Latvia) (read more)
Pijus Mačiulskis (Skalvija, Vilnius, Lithuania) (read more)
Joshua Thil (Ciné Starlight, Dudelange, Luxembourg) (read more)
Michelle Gruppetta (Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta) (read more)
Rowan Stol (Rialto, Amsterdam, Netherlands) (read more)
Aleksandra Jodłowska (Kino Pod Baranami, Krakow, Poland) (read more)
Gonçalo Almeida (Trindade, Porto, Portugal) (read more)
Amalia Mititelu (Elvire Popesco, Bucharest, Romania) (read more)
Alica Bednarikova (Kino Lumiere, Bratislava, Slovak Republic) (read more)
Nejc Feguš (Mestni kino Domžale, Domžale, Slovenia) (read more)
Verónica Valladares (Renoir, Madrid, Spain) (read more)
Alexandra Hillström (Zita, Stockholm, Sweden) (read more)