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Yes to consumers, no to spectators: the cultural exception backwards

Tribune by François Aymé - 14 December 2020 There will be no cinema release at Christmas this year. People will be able to circulate freely until 8pm, but theatres, museums and circuses will remain closed. Despite the health arguments put forward by the public authorities, this decision is causing sadness, indignation, revolt and above all incomprehension in the cultural world and beyond. When vast shopping ...

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Joint Statement: Investing in Europe’s next generation by investing in culture

As the EU has started discussing the proposed recovery plan, 99 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors are uniting their voices to alert EU leaders: our sector needs strong and systemic support measures to recover from this crisis. As it is now well understood, the cultural and creative world is one of the first and hardest hit by the crisis. According to the Commission’s own estim ...

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CICAE launches international action campaign “Back To Cinema”

The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas (CICAE), in collaboration with the German initiative, “#ZurückInsKino”, has started an international social media campaign under the name “#BackToCinema”. The action consists of some motifs created specifically to be used on Facebook profile images and other social media, containing the phrase "Back to Cinema", not only in English but also in several other ...

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Joint Film and Audiovisual Sector COVID-19 Statement – (update 05 May 2020)

(Update 05.05.2020: we now have 116 organisations and companies in total) The film and audiovisual sector in Europe calls for urgent action by EU and Member State decision makers to safeguard the future of the sector in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, following in the footsteps of initial emergency measures announced at national level, including by film funds and other bodies. Why does it matter? We are ...

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