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#europeanfilmchallenge gets fans talking about European cinema

Press releases 2017-12-26


Winners will enjoy a dream trip to the Berlinale film festival.

#europeanfilmchallenge is back – and it’s bigger than ever! The latest edition of the contest invites film fans from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Serbia to share their love of European cinema – with the prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to the Berlinale film festival!

To complete the Challenge, entrants must watch 10 European movies in cinemas, on TV or online before the contest closes on January 31, 2018.

Each time they watch a film, contestants log on to europeanfilmchallenge.eu to share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, showing how or where they watched it –and adding the hashtag #europeanfilmchallenge.

Extra points are on offer for the number of European films watched, different platforms used, plus bonuses for films from countries with lesser-known film industries.

The previous round of #europeanfilmchallenge saw 2,000 contestants across the Baltic states enjoying more than 800 different titles – and delivering a big boost for European film. Entrants discovered 39 different video-on-demand (VOD) services, including a big increase in European film discoveries on Netflix.

 “#europeanfilmchallenge gives people a fun way for people to discover, enjoy and talk about European cinema,” says organiser Greta Akcijonaite. “Particularly films from countries with an emerging cinema scene.”

“Everybody in the film industry can benefit,” adds Greta. “Producers, distributors, cinemas, online streaming platforms, TV channels… anyone can use it to promote their product. We’re encouraging them to use our logo and say ‘This film is eligible for #europeanfilmchallenge’ on their posters, social posts and press releases.”

#europeanfilmchallenge is coordinated by Kino Metropolis, Kino Bize, A-One Films, The Film Agency, Beldocs and Pari Pikule, with support from Creative Europe MEDIA.

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