28 Times Cinema celebrates its 10th anniversary!
Next month, for the tenth year in a row, the Villa degli Autori
will play host to European youngsters who are passionate about cinema. 28 Times Cinema
is set to unspool once again thanks to the partnership between the LUX Film Prize
, Europa Cinemas
and the Giornate degli Autori
, which, with the support of Cineuropa
, are bringing 28 young cinephiles to Venice, each representing one European country.
Since 2010, the 28 Times Cinema programme has encouraged the development of a community of young Europeans who can bond over a shared passion for cinema. This year, the participants have been selected from among over 200 applicants - representing 60 cinemas and cultural institutions across Europe that are part of the Europa Cinemas network.
These 28 strangers, all aged between 18 and 25, will meet in Venice for the first time, where they will spend two weeks together, breathing in the heady atmosphere of a leading international film festival. Here they will serve as members of the jury tasked with handing out the GdA Director's Award (€20,000). 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.
In the coming weeks, Cineuropa, Europa Cinemas, Giornate degli Autori and the LUX Film Prize will share more information about each of the 28 participants. What makes each of them so special? What is it that they love about cinema? Follow our social-media channels to find out more!