Once again this year, the LUX Audience Award, Europa Cinemas and the Giornate degli Autori are inviting 27 young filmgoers to participate in their initiative during the Venice Film Festival

The 27 Times Cinema initiative, launched jointly by the European Parliament’s LUX Audience Award, Venice’s Giornate degli Autori and Europa Cinemas, is looking forward to welcoming its 2023 participants.

27 young film lovers chosen from among the young audience (one participant per member state of the European Union) of the Europa Cinemas network members, will attend the 80th Venice Film Festival (taking place on the Lido from 30 August-9 September) and will constitute the Giornate degli Autori Jury awarding a prize of €20,000 to the best film in this year’s selection.

During Venice, the 27 jurors will also take part in workshops with audiovisual industry professionals and will share their Venice experience online on Cineuropa, Giornate degli Autori and Europa Cinemas’ social networks. Moreover, after the festival, they will become LUX Audience Award ambassadors and will be actively involved in promoting and organising the LUX Audience Award.

In order to participate, you can get in touch before the end of March with your country’s cinemas taking part in the call for applications this year, which are (those marked with extended deadline! have extended their deadline until 10 April 2023):

Austria StadtKino im Künstlerhaus (Vienna) extended deadline!
Belgium Sphinx (Ghent) extended deadline! / Galeries (Brussels) extended deadline! / Buda Kunstencentrum (Kortrijk) extended deadline!
Bulgaria Dom na Kinoto (Sofia) / G8 (Sofia)
Croatia Urania (Osijek) / Art-Kino (Rijeka)
Cyprus Rialto Theatre (Limassol) extended deadline!
Czech Republic Scala (Brno) / Kino Aero, Svetozor, Bio Oko (Prague) extended deadline!
Denmark Nikolai Biograf (Kolding) extended deadline! / Grand Teatret (Copenhagen) extended deadline!
Estonia Kino Artis (Tallinn) extended deadline! / Elektriteater (Tartu) extended deadline!
Finland Kino Iiris (Lahti) extended deadline! / Cinema Orion (Helsinki) extended deadline!
France Le Méliès (Montreuil) / Cinéma ABC  (Toulouse)
Germany Abaton (Hambourg) / Harmonie, Cinéma & Casino (Frankfurt – Aschaffenburg) / Atlantis (Mannheim)
Greece Mikrokosmos (Athens) extended deadline!
Hungary Cirko Film (Budapest) / Tisza Mozi  (Szolnok) extended deadline!
Ireland Irish Film Institute (Dublin) / Pálás (Galway)
Italy Cinema Beltrade (Milan) / Cinema Lumière (Bologna) extended deadline!
Latvia Splendid Palace (Riga) / Kino Bize (Riga)
Lithuania Skalvija (Vilnius) / Kauno kino centras Romuva (Kaunas)
Luxembourg Utopia (Luxembourg) extended deadline!
Malta Eden Cinemas (Saint Julians) extended deadline! / Spazju Kreattiv (Valletta)
Netherlands Rialto (Amsterdam) / KINO (Rotterdam)
Poland Gdynia Film Centre (Gdynia) / Kino Pod Baranami (Krakow) / New Horizons (Wroclaw) / Kino Elektronik (Warsaw)
Portugal Casa do Cinema (Coimbra) / Trindade (Porto)
Romania Cinema Muzeul Taranului (Bucharest) / Elvire Popesco (Bucharest) / Cinema Victoria (Cluj)
Slovakia Kino Film Europe (Bratislava) extended deadline! / Kino Lumiere (Bratislava) / Kino Usmev (Kosice) extended deadline!
Slovenia Mestni Kino Domzale (Domzale) extended deadline! / Kinodvor (Ljubljana) extended deadline! / Mestni kino Ptuj (Ptuj) extended deadline!
Spain Golem (Madrid) / Renoir Plaza España (Madrid) / Cineciutat (Palme de Mallorca) / Numax (Santiago de Compostela) / Cines Lys (Valencia)
Sweden Zita (Stockholm)