Barcelona once again plays host to major industry event CineEurope
by Alfonso Rivera
- Unspooling between 11 and 14 June, this will be the 27th edition of the gathering that serves as a meeting point between film distribution and exhibition professionals from Europe and the USA
The official convention/fair of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC, which boasts 37 European countries as members), CineEurope, produced by Film Expo Group, has spent the last 27 years promoting cinema attendance on the Continent. It will do so once again this year, from 11-14 June, unspooling for the seventh time in the Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), where myriad professionals from the audiovisual industry in Europe and the USA will come together. The venue will welcome more than 3,500 professionals, encompassing exhibitors, licensees and distributors.
At the gathering, there will be presentations of various novelties and trends in exhibition equipment, products for movie theatres, and catalogues of upcoming European and North American releases; in addition, the event will host conferences and debates on topics such as the share of the film market, the exporting of films, the cutting edge of the sector, the future of movie theatres and the impact of new technologies. There will also be stands promoting various brands, equipment and services, and numerous film-related activities will be on the cards: there will be no lack of talks, exhibitions and seminars on the latest audiovisual trends, such as virtual reality, laser projection, surround sound and video games.
CineEurope 2018 will serve as a showcase to publicise the catalogues of various companies, organisations and businesses such as eOne, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, STX International, StudioCanal, UniFrance and the MEDIA programme. On the European side, the majority of professionals are expected to come from the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia.
This edition of CineEurope will come to a close on Thursday 14 June with the awards ceremony, which will pay tribute to some of the most outstanding contributors to the furtherment of the industry. That night, the comScore European Box Office Achievement Award will be presented to Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; the UNIC Award will go to Jean-Pierre Decrette, of Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé; Exhibitor of the Year will be Olga Zinyakova (president of Russian firm Karo Film); Distributor of the Year will be Patrick Wachsberger, of Lionsgate; and the new CineEurope Gold Awards will be bestowed upon Jordi Casas (of the company Kelonik), John Donnelly (Odeon UCI Cinemas), Francesco Grandinetti (The Space Cinema), Shaun Jones (Cineworld Cinemas), Magda Lewicka (Multikino), José Manuel Tourné Alegre (Federation for the Protection of Intellectual Property) and Thomas Runfors (SF Bio).
For more detailed information on the programme of events at CineEurope 2018, please click here.
(Translated from Spanish)
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