Image from panel discussion at the 20th Europa Cinemas Conference

Catch up with the action from the 20th Europa Cinemas conference

Hundreds of film professionals gathered at the 20th Europa Cinemas conference in Bucharest at the end of November to discuss the challenges facing the exhibition sector.

From debates on digital marketing to discussions about cinema’s place in the community, the three-day event saw representatives from the 1,126 cinema-strong network share their failures as well as celebrate their successes.

Recap on panel discussions

The conference was covered session-by-session on the Europa Cinemas blog, including keynote speeches from Cristian Mungiu and panel discussions with UK exhibitors Showroom (Sheffield), Watershed (Bristol), HOME (Manchester), and Broadway (Nottingham).

Read the recaps

The Europa Cinemas Awards

Since 2002, Europa Cinemas has awarded three exhibitors whose outstanding work deserves recognition. This year, the Elvire Popesco cinema in Bucharest, the Agrafka and Kika cinemas in Krakow and Lionello Cerri's Anteo cinemas in Milan picked up prizes.  

Find out more about the venues

Read Europa Cinemas' latest study

Europa Cinemas launched its second major survey “Strategic Investments in the Future of Film” at this year’s conference.  Based on a survey of 208 cinemas in 31 countries, the report takes a broad look at different investment models used in independent European cinemas, as well as the role of cinemas as community spaces.

Take a look

Re-live the action on social media

Browse through pictures, comments and stories from the weekend on Europa Cinemas' Storify channel

Image credit: Panel discssion from Day 1 of the  20th Europa Cinemas conference with Pablo Carrera (Principal Research Analyst for Cinema Intelligence, HIS Markit, UK), Eric Buisdan (Chief of Service, Distribution Mission, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image animée, France), Michael Gubbins (Consultant, SampoMedia, UK), Nina Peče (Director, Kinodvor, Slovenia), Domenico Dinoia (Exhibitor & President, FICE, Italy), Ben Luxford (Head of UK Audiences, BFI, UK).