27 Times Cinema is back for the 14th year in a row thanks to the partnership of the European Parliament, Giornate degli Autori and Europa Cinemas, who, with the support of Cineuropa, are bringing to the Venice International Film Festival, 27 young people, each representing one Member State of the European Union and one cinema of the Europa Cinemas network.
Those 27 are chosen among the young audiences of the cinemas in their countries and hundreds of applications based on their commitment and passion for European film. They will participate in the Venice International Film Festival and become the official ambassadors of the LUX Audience Award to promote EU values through the power of cinema.
These 27 youngsters, aged between 18 and 25, will meet in Venice for the first time, where they will spend two weeks breathing the atmosphere of a leading international film festival. Here they will serve as members of the Giornate degli Autori Jury, awarding the GdA Director's Award (€20.000).
They will also have the opportunity to further their knowledge of the European film industry by participating in round-table discussions and debates with film industry professionals, critics and filmmakers and get the chance to strengthen their skills by contributing to the content of Cineuropa's blog and the Social Media channels of the LUX Audience Award and Europa Cinemas. They will also the opportunity to learn more about the EU, especially about the European Parliament, during the workshops and discussions with staff and Members of the European Parliament.
After the Festival, their journey will continue back home as LUX Audience Award ambassadors devoting themselves to promoting the biggest jury award in Europe by contributing actively to the events organised by the European Parliament during the rating campaign throughout the 2024 edition of the LUX Audience Award. 2024 will also be the year of the next European elections - to which they will contribute by supporting the institutional election campaign of the European Parliament among their networks.
What makes each ambassador so unique? What is it that they love about cinema and the European Union?
If you want to learn more about them, check our dedicated page.