The 8th edition of the training CICAE “Art Cinema = Action + Management “

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.

- To 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 international professionals.

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 entire industry.

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 others.

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).

AFCAE 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