Closing Day Cinedays
Report - Cinedays 2003
Closing ceremony in Rome of the European initiative Cinedays 2003, promoted by the EU to encourage and support European Cinema
by Federico Greco
The official closing ceremony of Cinedays 2003, took place in Rome. The initiative promoted by the EU, aims to encourage and support European Cinema. As the directors Peter Mullan and Gabriele Salvatores explain in the interview, there is a need in European Cinema to support and promote young national filmmakers in other countries, underlining the importance of collaborating. They believe Cinedays, is an initiative that can respond to this need.
The European Film Days offer a wide range of possibilities to celebrate European cinema all across Europe. The first Cinedays festival was launched in 2002 to celebrate the vitality of European cinema, but also to get young people interested in watching more European films, whether in mainstream cinemas, film clubs or on television.
With young audiences in mind, the aim was to create an occasion to promote the circulation of films, share understanding with regard to heritage, exchanges, and mutual enrichment.