The 8th edition of the training CICAE “Art
Cinema = Action + Management “organized by the International Confederation of
Art Cinemas ended up on September 11th, at the Island of San Servolo, Venice.
The main goals of the training are:
- To hand-on on to the new generation the
specific know-how (methods, tools, ideas, contacts) for programming, animating
and managing an art cinema.
give to the present managers, a place for discussing the challenges independent
exhibitors have to face in the age of new business models and for making
recommendation useful for the all profession on how to strengthen the
competitiveness of independent exhibition
- Promote the networking of European and
The training was designed around lectures and
workshops and lasted more than a week. At its end 56 participants have
graduated from this course, unique in the world and highlight the profession of
the independent exhibitors and programmers committed to promoting cultural diversity
through the quality films.
Nearly 120 professionals from 26 countries,
lectors and trainees came to share their experiences, to network and debate
around the issues relating to Arthouse cinema.
For the first time since it began in 2004, the
training was divided into two stages: Junior-exhibitors who took courses on
programming: Classic films by Marie-Jeanne Gomet (FR) and films for young
audiences by Kamila Tomkiel (PL), on the development of the audience by Raymond
Walravens (NL), the fundraising by Paula Astorga (MX), the management of a
project by Dörte Nimz (DE), digital cinema by Jean-Pierre Villa (FR).
The second part of the training was dedicated
to the experienced Executives- exhibitors, whose involvement also affects the
distribution and festivals. The round
table moderated by Laurent Creton, Professor of Economics at the Paris Sorbonne
University, was central for the general presentation of the totality of Chain
of rights involving among others the producer Alfred Hürmer (DE), the sales agent
Loïc Magneron (FR) and the distributor / broadcaster Ivan Hronec (SK). The last
session opened an international forum on current issues and the future of the
CICAE training is mainly financed by the
European Union's MEDIA Programme, whose representatives Patrice Vivancos (EACEA
/ Media) and Emmanuel Joly from the European Commission came to greet and
encourage the reflections of the participants.
The CICAE thank all partners and sponsors for
their support, including: CNC (France), FFA - Filmförderungsanstalt,
Filmförderung MFG Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), Direzione Generale per il Cinema
(Italy), Venice Province, Veneto Region, San Servolo Servizi, the association
Mercato di Rialto, the AFOMAV, Union of French cinema theaters, ANEC Sicilia, AGIS TRE Venezie and many
At the same time the CICAE jury awarded the
film O THE CINEMA TULAFALE (The Orator) by Tusi Tamasese
(Samoa 110 ')
the ART CINEMA PRIX at 68. Mostra
Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica Venezia Orizzonti.
History >> Since 1955, the CICAE has been
working to promote cultural diversity in cinemas
In the 50's, non-commercial films (“
avant-garde”, “auteur cinema” “art
cinema”) were mainly screened in festivals and often only seen by the
movie-going elite, or more infrequently shown in specialized theatres in
Europe's major capital cities.
In 1955, the national Arthouse cinema
associations of Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland decided to
gather and to found the CICAE in order to bring quality films out of the
shadows by offering them to a larger audience and to develop an art market for
the cinema industry where filmmakers could find the resources they needed to
pursue their creative endeavours.
The collective and concerted action of these
pioneers led to the emergence in each of their country of a real market for
quality films, as well as national schemes aimed at supporting theatres that
took a stand in favor of this «high-risk» cinematographic art form.
Today, the CICAE brings together 3,000 screens
via 9 national structures , independent cinemas in approximately 24 countries ,
15 or so festivals as well as a number
of Arthouse film distributors or organizations (Europa Cinemas).
in France, FICE and AIACE in Italy, AGKINO GILDE in Germany, SSV-ASCA in
Switzerland, Art Mozi and Art Mozi Budapest in Hungary, Diagonale and VAC in
Belgium, Circuito Gran Cine in Venezuela
Algeria, England, Austria, Chile, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador,
Estonia, Spain, Finland, Latvia,
Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, The
Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa, USA
including Berlin, Festroia, Directors' Fortnight, Locarno, Sarajevo,
Venice, Annecy, Hamburg, Mons