Save the Arthouse Cinema Training

The Arthouse Cinema Training is in danger of disappearing after 19 years of continuous work.
The CICAE training is the only international programme that provides a comprehensive introduction to arthouse cinema and independent exhibition, and its disappearance would leave the sector with no alternative at this time.

A fellow alumni has started a petition calling for the support of the training. You can sign it here: and help share it!

#SavetheArthouseCinemaTraining #ArthouseCinemaTraining


The CICAE is a network of networks and a bridge between festivals and cinemas. Today, the CICAE brings together over 2,100 arthouse cinemas with more than 4,200 screens, in 45 Countries, thanks to the collaboration of 14 national and regional arthouse cinema associations, as well as individual cinemas and festivals from across the world.

You will find a list of all our members and the territories that they represent at this link: CICAE members (December 2022). Should you be interested in becoming a CICAE member, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Members in a nutshell

The CICAE association represents more than 2100 members in 45 countries, and more than 4,000 screens.

The members are divided into 4 categories:

  • National and regional associations (members A): 14 associations from France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Québec, Hungary, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Arab countries, Chile and Venezuela.
  • Individual arthouse cinemas (members B): 54 cinemas from 26 different countries.
  • Festivals and film organisations (members C): 14 festivals in 7 countries and 10 Arthouse Cinema Award, and Europa Cinemas
  • Individual and other organisations supporting the arthouse movement (associate members): 4 individualls, 1 Iranian film distributor, 1 Swedish organisation for independent cinemas (Biografcentralen), 1 Belgian travelling cinema and 1 centre for fine arts.
    The National and Regional Associations

    Services for CICAE members

    CICAE members take actively part to meetings, events and can access to several services: they can join the CICAE juries present in well-known international film festivals along the year, they can request the CICAE membership card that allows them to access all screenings in the member cinemas worldwide, they can preview films on the video library hosted on Cinando and can be part of the arthouse cinema movement.

    CICAE membership card
    International Juries

    Becoming a CICAE member

    The CICAE is a network of networks and a bridge between festivals and cinemas. By joining the CICAE, you will support the arthouse exhibition sector, and benefit from updates about the sector and have the possibility to network and participate in the activities of the association.

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