Arthouse Cinema Training 2023 in Berlin: Presentation of the tutors

    We are pleased that the 20th edition of the Arthouse Cinema Training will take place this year from 30 October to 5 November at the famous Holzmark venue in Berlin, Germany. Having received more than 60 applications from arund the world, we are getting ready to welcome our almost 50 participants from 20 countries for an intensive week of learning, exchanging ideas, and fostering connections within the international arthouse exhibition sector.

    Alongside our more than 20 trainers from nine different countries, we are proud to introduce our four tutors. They will accompany our participants throughout the week and provide them with their unique expertise:

    Maeve Cooke: Since 2007 Maeve has been the Managing Director of access>CINEMA, the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland. Maeve is responsible for agreeing the general company policy, defining the organisation's artistic programming, implementing company strategies and the promotion of the organisation. She is also the CFO of the company. In addition she has programmed the Japanese Film Festival, Ireland’s only truly national film festival, for 13 years. Prior to her current role, Maeve worked freelance in film and television production and training, and has a Masters degree in Film Studies.

    Butheina Kazim: Butheina Kazim is the founder of Cinema Akil, the only independent arthouse cinema in the Gulf region programming repertory cinema programs at their flagship home in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai and through the nomadic cinema across the UAE. Kazim is a member of the Steering Committee of the Network of Arab Alternative Screens where Cinema Akil is a member.

    Petra Rockenfeller: Petra is programmer and director of the Lichtburg Filmpalast Oberhausen cinema. She is a member of the selection committee of the Federal Government's Commissioner for Culture and the Media; a member of the board of the German Young Film Sectors, where she is responsible for scriptwriting support for youth and children's films, production and development of youth and children's film projects.

    Raymond Walravens: Raymond Walravens started working in Rialto as a volunteer when he was 17. He is the managing director and programmer of this arthouse cinema in Amsterdam since 1989. Since 2010 he is also the director and curator of the festival World Cinema Amsterdam. He was a member of several advisory and supervisory boards in cinema and performing arts, and advisor for film policy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and EU. Raymond has a Master of Business Administration degree from IEDC Bled, Slovenia, and has been a trainer for CICAE since 2008.

    Our special thanks go to the German funding bodies Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg an the Berlin Senate Chancellery, the FFA, the French CNC as well as our partners MUBI, Comscore and MEDIA Salles for their generous support in helping us realise this unique programme in one of Europe's most vibrant cinema capitals.

    European Arthouse Cinema Day 2023: Showcasing film diversity, taking a stand for artistic freedom worldwide

    On 12 November 2023, we celebrate the eight edition of European Arthouse Cinema Day around the world!

    Interested cinemas can now register free of charge at www.artcinemaday.org. Here, they will find extensive information material to promote this unique initiative for film culture.
    The European Arthouse Cinema Day is the worldwide day of action for arthouse cinemas around the globe. Its goal: to celebrate cinemas and the diversity of European filmmaking and to take a stand for artistic freedom and the safety of whose creating and screening films worldwide.

    "Across the world, cinemas serve as crucial cultural meeting places for all people. With their diverse films, they convey the values for which we stand together in Europe, values that remain particularly important in our current times", says Christian Bräuer, President of the CICAE.

    This year, we are proud to be joined by filmmakers İlker Çatak and Isabel Coixet as creative ambassadors. With their unique contribution to European cinema, we thank them for their support to highlight the richness and diversity of European film on this special day. 

    Over 600 cinemas from approx. 40 countries (strecthing from Europe, to Mexico and South Korea) will use the European Arthouse Cinema Day to show films and enrich their program with events, talks, exhibitions and live broadcasts. International filmmakers will take over the patronage of the EACD. Last year, around 60,000 viewers attended and watched over 250 pecially screened films at the day's events alone.

    We are happy to reveal the poster of this year's edition, created by Signe Baumane, Latvian filmmaker, artist, writer, and animator.
    The European Arthouse Cinema Day is internationally funded by the Creative Europe MEDIA programme of the European Union, Eurimages, the German Federal Film Board FFA, the LUX Audience Award and Europa Cinemas and partners with the Month of European Film by the European Film Academy.
    For more information visit artcinemaday.org, cicae.org or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    Last modified on 30-10-2023