For the fifth consecutive year, Creative Europe MEDIA – the EU programme supporting the European audiovisual sector – joins the network of Europa Cinemas in the organisation of the ‘European Cinema Night – Sharing stories we love’. This initiative aims at bringing Europe closer to its citizens, while celebrating together the richness and diversity of the European film culture, by offering free screenings across Europe.
The participants, all renowned cinemas members of the Europa Cinemas network, will select the films to be screened according to the interest of their public, with the aim to adapt to a diversity of audiences. In this edition, for instance, participating cinemas may propose family-friendly films to foster young audiences’ taste for the fifth art, and classic films to bring citizens closer to our shared cinematic cultural heritage, among other, because #WeAllLoveStories!
Some of the screenings will be accompanied by activities such as presentations, Q&A with directors, actors or other members of the film crew as well as debates, in which the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the film with other film-lovers.
Find out about the screenings in the map below, we will be updating it regularly as cinemas confirm their participation!
The European Cinema Night keeps growing...
The free screenings of European films supported by MEDIA 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, around 75 cinemas will take part in the initiative.
The Month of European Film
The European Cinema Night will take place in the broader context of the Month of European Film (MOEF) from 13 November to 10 December 2022, an initiative launched this year by the European Film Academy in partnership with Europa Cinemas. Over four weeks, more than 100 cinema venues members of the Europa Cinemas network across Europe will organise events around European films.
The MOEF will start on 13 November with the European Arthouse Cinema Day and the awarding of EFA's Young Audience Award, run through the European Cinema Night week and culminate on 10 December with the 35th edition of the European Film Awards Ceremony in Reykjavik.