Participants

 

Zsuzsi BÁNKUTI
CIRKO FILM - HUNGARY
http://www.cirkofilm.hu/

Cirko-Film Maskepp Foundation was founded by civil initiative in 1993. Beside operating two art-house theatres; Cirko-Gejzir in Budapest and Apollo in Pecs, the foundation is playing an important role in the cultural life of Budapest as a theatrical distributor.

Openness, community and dedication to contemporary art-house flicks.

 

Francesca BOLOGNESI
FRENCH ACADEMY - VILLA MEDICI - ITALY
http://www.villamedici.it/

Head of programming. Cinema department of the French Academy in Rome

Brief history: The French Academy in Rome-Villa Medici. French public institution depending on the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Key facts & actions: It hosts French artists. Place of diffusion and creation: exhibitions, cinema, music, history of art.

 

Grégory LE PERFF
DIEPPE SCENE NATIONALE - FRANCE
www.dsn.asso.fr

I started in cinema by working on an educative program proposing to young people coming from underserved areas various activities around cinema. After this, I led a little TV chain which ambition was to use TV program to give local information to inhabitants, make them participate in the creation of programs... An other very interesting experience that I left to lead the cinema department in DSN, from 2003 until now. In 2005, I imagined a partnership with Scotland upon british cinema that helped us to joined the EUROPA CINEMA network (2009). In 2009, I decided to begin the same kind of partnership upon latin american cinemas. 

Inaugurated by François Truffaut in 1982, DSN is a national theatre that shows theatre, dance, music and cinema. In its single room, DSN welcomes about 50 000 viewers per year (for live shows and films) and wishes to expand further. Since 2011, with the help from CINE SIN FRONTERAS, I organise a special event upon latin american cinemas which has concern more than 1000 people.

 

Maureen PRINS
SOLAR WORLD CINEMA - NETHERLANDS
www.solarworldcinema.com

Filmmaker and initiator, since 2006 of CosyMo's Solar Cinema, the (dutch) mobile solar powered cinema.
Since 2010 projectmanager for Solar World Cinema. With SWC we want to make the concept of the mobile solar cinema more international. Setting up local solar cinema's (currently in Latin America) in association with a mobile cinema network and making European tours. 

Brief history: Solar World Cinema was set up in 2010 to organise international 'mobile solar cinema' projects and form a new network of mobile cinema's. Taking unseen film to unusual places. 
Key facts and actions: EU tour 2011 (5 countries)
In 2010 the first EU tour was made (9 countries)
A Latin American Solar Cinema is being developed in association with RED de cine itinerantes de America Latine (members since 2010)

 

Stien MEESTERS
SOLAR WORLD CINEMA - NETHERLANDS
www.solarworldcinema.com

Freelance producer in the cultural industry. Project manager for Solar World Cinema since 2010. Worked at many different International Film Festivals in different positions (a.o. IFFR, BAFICI, LAFF, IDFA..). Amongst them is the Latin American Film Festival Utrecht, where I have been working as a programmer for many years now. 

Brief history: Solar World Cinema was set up in 2010 to organise international 'mobile solar cinema' projects and form a new network of mobile cinema's. Taking unseen film to unusual places.
Key facts and actions: EU tour 2011 (5 countries)
In 2010 the first EU tour was made (9 countries)
A Latin American Solar Cinema is being developed in association with RED de cine itinerantes de America Latine (members since 2010)

 

Tanja Miličic
PULA FILM FESTIVAL - CINEMA VALLI - CROATIA
www.kinovalli.net / www.pulafilmfestival.hr

Tanja Milicic is the Producer and one of the Programmers of the Pula Film Festival since 2007 and the Manager and Programmer of Cinema Valli since 2008. She graduated in Film, Photography and Digital Media at the Napier University in Edinburgh. She directed and produced several films of which her autobiographical documentary Patchwork won several awards nationally and internationally. 

Brief history: Kino Valli (former Kino Zagreb) was reopened in July 2008 after complete makeover which was initiated by the city of Pula, its new owner.
Key facts & actions: Only cinema in Pula with programming compromising commercial and non commercial films, hosting variety of festivals, developing valuable FIlm in school project.

 

Justas PRASCEVICIUS 
KINO PASAKA - LITHUANIA
www.kinopasaka.lt

I joined Pasaka late autumn 2010 where I started as a project coordinator and now I work as a director.

Brief history: The cinema was established in September 2009.
Key facts & actions: In order to guarantee an interesting, attractive and alternative programme and to run premieres, PASAKA is also distributing films itself and also runs annual female film festivals.

 

Paul RIDD
PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT - UK
www.picturehouse.co.uk

Paul works as a programmer for five cinemas on behalf City Screen including Abbeygate Picturehouse in Bury St Edmunds and a further four remote sites accross East Anglia. He is also acquisitions coordinator for Picturehouse Entertainment, a regular at film festivals and always on the lookout for quality titles to release. 

Picturehouse Entertainment is the fledgling distribution arm of City Screen. The company has distributed four films in the UK so far including Werner Herzog's CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS and Miranda July's THE FUTURE. City Screen owns and operates 20 Picturehouse cinemas in key sites across the UK. The company also remotely programmes a further 45 sites on behalf of a huge range of clients.

 

Maeve COOKE
ACCESS CINEMA - IRELAND
www.accesscinema.ie

Brief history: 1977 - Irish Federation of Film Societies established as an umbrella organisation to provide support for film societies in regional areas of Ireland.
Late 1990s - Arts Council of Ireland included film as part of their remit and made a commitment to film as an art form.
2001 - Irish Federation of Film Societies changed its name to acces>CINEMA to reflect this change in membership.

Key facts & actions: acces>CINEMA is the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema in Ireland.

 

Tess RENAUDO / Yolanda VIÑALS
PASEO FILMS - SPAIN
http://paseofilms.wordpress.com

Have recently joined forces on this project, and will coordinate all aspects of the association. Both have a background in film programming, festivals, production and promotion.

Cultural association created in 2012 to distribute and promote art house film in Spain, and stimulate an alternative circuit for film screenings. We distribute Las marimbas del infierno, as well as working with other titles for individually tailored film programmes for film clubs, independent cinemas, cultural centres, museums, universities, festivals.

In march 2012 we programmed the series Tierra de nadie at the Cineteca in Madrid (screenings of Jean Gentil, O céu sobre os hombros, Las marimbas del infierno and Alamar).