Magazine article Screen International

Europa Cinemas Awards Announce 2019 Winners

Magazine article Screen International

Europa Cinemas Awards Announce 2019 Winners

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Arthouse cinemas in Slovenia, France and Bulgaria were recognised at the annual awards.

European exhibitor network Europa Cinemas has crowned three winners at the 2019 edition of its annual awards, held this year in Lisbon.

The awards celebrate the best work in the network of European arthouse theatres, which includes 1,152 cinemas (2,775 screens) in 698 cities across Europe.

The best programming award went to Kinodvor in Ljubljana, Slovenia; the award for best young audience activities was shared between two cinemas in France – Lux in Caen and Café des Images in Hérouville-Saint-Clair; and the prize for entrepreneur of the year was given to Yanaki and Christo Dermendjiev, who run the Lucky Cinema Home in Plovdiv and Cinemagic in Targovishte in Bulgaria.

Built in 1923, Kinodvor in Ljubljana has 120,000 admissions a year across two screens and has established initiatives including a Slovenian arthouse cinemas network and the Kinotrip programme to attract younger audiences. …

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