Edinburgh Filmhouse ©Chris Scott/Filmhouse

Join the Europa Cinemas network

Founded in 1992 with funding from the MEDIA sub-programme and from the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), Europa Cinemas is a cinema network focusing on European films.

Its objective is to provide operational and financial support to cinemas that commit themselves to screen a significant number of European non-national films and offer events and initiatives as well as promotional activities targeted at young audiences.

The Europa Cinemas network screens European films in 1,050 cinemas, in over 600 cities of the 34 countries participating, representing approximately 20% of first-run cinemas in Europe. There are 46 Europa Cinemas in the UK, representing nearly 100 screens, 70% of which are outside of London.

The Europa Cinemas network aims to:

  • Increase and diversify programming in cinemas for European films and raise attendance for them, with a priority on non-national films
  • Encourage European exhibitors in their initiatives to attract young audiences
  • Develop a network of cinemas that can set up joint activities at the national and European level
  • Encourage innovation in the promotion of films and communication with audiences.

For more information about the support scheme and conditions for eligibility, please read the MEDIA guidelines

Interested cinemas have until 15 September to apply, for entry into the network from 1 Jan 2019.

Apply on the Europa Cinemas network website

Image Credit: Edinburgh Filmhouse is part of the Europa Cinemas network. ©Chris Scott/Filmhouse