Tuesday, May 01, 2007

European movie houses to award European movies at Cannes

I've always thought that the discussions about scriptwriting should be opened more towards other players in the chain. The people that run movie houses, for example, are never included. But at the end of the day, they are the ones that decide to run a movie and eventually decide to pull the plug!

So I was interested to learn that a network of European movie houses has been awarding prizes to European films at Cannes and other festivals for four years already. Once again, it will be awarding its Label prize to the best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight/Quinzaine des R√©alisateurs section.

A jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors will award the Label at Cannes, with the winning film receiving the invaluable support of extended theatrical exposure and additional promotion from the Europa Cinemas network. Previous winners have included 12 :08 East of Bucharest / A Fost sau n-a fost?, Live and Become / Va, Vis et Deviens and more recently Spain's Camino de los ingleses/Summer Rain at the Berlinale. To find out more, click the logo above

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