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Benefits of the CICAE membership


Go to major European festivals

You too could become a jury member! The CICAE sends you to a festival with a special jury accreditation where you represent your cinema or festival and the Confederation. You see all films of the selection and give out the Art Cinema Award to the best. As a jury member your name and your institution will be quoted in all information and press releases sent by the CICAE.

Check out the list of the festivals and apply directly online on

Stay informed about the art-house industry

Be directly informed about the CICAE Art Cinema Award winners and receive all information about the awarded film: distributors’ and sale agents’ contacts and, most importantly, film recommendations from your colleagues!

Obtain our logo rights

Obtain the rights to use the CICAE-logo on your promotional material and website.

Benefit from our promotion

Inform the CICAE about any action or news in your cinema/institution and we will promote it throughout the website and the newsletter to 2,000 members. We will also transmit it to about 4,200 Facebook followers. Present you cinema or festival on our Facebook page!

Meet your peers

Benefit from the full contacts of the CICAE network published in the members’ catalogue. Find partners to develop your projects and exchange good practices.

Present your institution in Venice

Send us your suggestions about a specific topic: you could be invited to give a speech! If you or someone from your institution is looking for professional development, don’t hesitate to apply as a “junior” or “executive” trainee on our website:

See art films in the whole world

You receive a CICAE member card, which gives you and your accompanying person access to all CICAE cinemas worldwide.

Application procedure

  1. Inscription : fill in the application form and join a description of your company
  2. Validation: the next board meeting will discuss your application
  3. Fees : if your application is accepted, the subscription will be validated after the fees payment
  • Cat.A  : 31€ /cinema theatres members of a national art cinema association
  • Cat.B : 46 € / cinema theatres in countries without a national art cinema association
  • Cat.C : 460€ / festivals, associations, distributors
  • Cat. D : between 46€ and 460€, upon evaluation of the applicant by the Board / natural persons or legal entities undertaking a specific action of cultural diffusion through film, without representing a cinema or a festival

NB : The membership will be definitive after radification of the General Assembly, which takes place during the Cannes International Film Festival. The cinema theatres which are part of a national arthouse cinema network, are atomatically members of the CICAE. 

Download PDF: About the Confederation

Download the application form

Download PDF: Statute

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