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Press Release – CICAE asks festivals to call for universal rules in theatrical distribution

Festivals take one of the most important roles in the discovery of cinema. They curate the current and future state of film, elevate young talent and showcasing diversity in filmmaking. Within their competition, small independent voices can get the same stage as big-budgeted, established films. “The competition of film festivals, especially if funded with public money, should be a fair place for all kinds o ...

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New Executive Board at CICAE, the International Confederation of Arthouse cinemas

New Executive Board at CICAE, the International Confederation of Arthouse cinemas Christian Bräuer from Germany is the new president The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas, the CICAE has witnessed a generational change at the annual general assembly during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Christian Bräuer from Germany, CEO of the Berlin based Yorck Cinema Group and president of the German Arthous ...

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Press Release – Official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2019

The AFCAE (French Association of Art House Cinemas) and the CICAE (International Confederation of Art Cinemas) commends the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival made on 18th April relating to the Official Selection, for which every film taking part in the competition should have a release in movie theatres in France. It is a reminder of the artistic and cultural values of cinema. As more filmmakers have ...

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Film or television festival? The Berlinale at crossroads

Press release 11.02.2019 Film or television festival? The Berlinale at crossroads The International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) criticises that the 69th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival has included the film “Elisa y Marcela” by Isabel Coixet in the official competition, without proof of the rightsholder, Netflix ensuring a regular international release in cinemas.     Should the f ...

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New General Delegate appointed at CICAE

Press Release Berlin, 14/09/2018 The International Confederation of Art House Cinemas (CICAE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Boglárka Nagy as the new General Delegate of the association. Boglárka joins the CICAE team after having spent 9 years at the French Institute in Romania: the last 5 years as programmer and film projects manager of Elvire Popesco Cinema in Bucharest, which received the Euro ...

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Venice Festival winner invisible to cinema’s audience worldwide

PRESS RELEASE VENICE FESTIVAL WINNER INVISIBLE TO CINEMA’S AUDIENCE WORLDWIDE Berlin, 11/09/2018 As film-festivals accept in competition TV productions, cinema’s audience is losing out on art house masterpieces.  The International Confederation of Art Cinemas has recently called for a ban on movies produced or distributed by Netflix that were part of the official competition of the Venice International Film ...

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Venice international film festival asked to show concern for art cinemas

VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ASKED TO SHOW CONCERN FOR ART CINEMAS Venice, 02/09/2018 The International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) is opposing the choice of the direction of the Mostra del Cinema di Venezia to present three movies belonging to Netflix in the competitions sections. The Venice International Film Festival presents in its official line-up three movies belonging to Netflix: “Roma ...

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European Art Cinema Day expands for 2018

EUROPEAN ART CINEMA DAY EXPANDS FOR 2018 Directors Christian Petzold, Alice Rohrwacher, Michel Ocelot Confirmed to Participate as Ambassadors. Continued Expansion Beyond Continental Europe Includes US, UK, Middle East. European Art Cinema Day, set to take place worldwide on October 14th, 2018, has announced its ambassadors for this year's program as well as a series of ambitious new initiatives for its 3rd ...

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Arthouse exhibitors in Venice aiming at innovation and sustainability

ARTHOUSE EXHIBITORS IN VENICE AIMING AT INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY Berlin, 20/08/2018 The International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) introduces innovations and a new project management for its 15th “Art Cinema = Action + Management”, the international training course for arthouse exhibitors and professionals. ...

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