Europa Cinemas, with the support of Creative Europe/MEDIA, presents the Innovation Prize, rewarding stand-out innovative projects and approaches by network cinemas.
The Innovation Prize has been set up to highlight the variety, vitality and creativity of the network’s cinemas in particular those projects and approaches that have the potential to inspire others in: - Developing and engaging audiences, - Using digital technology creatively and effectively, - Building environmentally sustainable projects, as well as projects with a long-term socio-economic impact. The Innovation Prize is awarded in the context of Europa Cinemas’ overarching objectives to: - Support the circulation of European films, especially beyond their national borders, - Develop a network of cinemas that can set up joint activities at a national and European level, - Support initiatives aimed at attracting Young Audiences, - Encourage innovation in the promotion of films and communication with the audiences.
The Prize is an Award of € 10,000. The winner of the Prize commits to use this amount in order to continue building on the cinema’s policy towards innovation.
1. European programming results Applications are open to cinemas that are members of the Europa Cinemas network and whose European results have led to financial support from Europa Cinemas for their 2016 and 2017 programming.
2. Implementation period of the project The projects submitted must have been set up by cinemas between January 1 st, 2017 and December 31st, 2017.
3. Project category Projects may include best innovative practice in the following categories: - Offers & services for audiences - Interior/exterior design of the cinema, including installations meeting the criteria of environmental sustainability, - Uses of new technologies, - Engagement activities targeting new and diverse audiences, - Programming and activities towards young audiences, - Community building activities - Inclusion and accessibility - Organisational development / staff training
4. Project lead A cinema / exhibition company may only put forward one project each year. The applying cinema theatre / exhibition company must be the lead of the submitted project. Several cinema theaters / exhibition companies may present a single project collectively. In the event this project wins the Prize, it must be shared between the different project partners who submitted the application.
A jury composed of five cinema professionals and chaired by a European personality will meet in the summer of 2018 to consider all the applications received and to nominate a winner in line with the eligibility criteria.
The prize will be awarded by a representative of Creative Europe / MEDIA in September 2018, during the Venice International Film Festival.
Applications must be made via the enclosed application form and returned to Fatima Djoumer firstname.lastname@example.org, Claudia Droc email@example.com and Raphaëlle Gondry firstname.lastname@example.org before July 11th , 2018. A complete application must include the application form dully filled in. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Additional documents providing supplementary information may be attached to the application.
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