Europa Cinemas London
In line with Film London's aims to broaden the geographical spread of cultural cinema provision in the capital, Film London is the network leader for cinemas collectively meeting the objectives of Europa Cinemas. The cinemas accepted benefit from financial incentives by screening a significant number diverse European non-national films and offering initiatives that target Young Audiences.
Cinemas in Film London's mini-network are The Lexi, Shortwave and Riverside Studios. Not only do the cinemas receive financial incentives that being part of the network offer, but also the additional support the network provides. This includes access to the newsletter and conference, and established members of the Europa network. Being accepted into the Europa network has been invaluable for these smaller exhibitors to develop and grow to ensure they remain key suppliers of diverse programming in their areas, whilst encouraging and engaging with new, wider audiences.
About Europa Cinemas:
Founded in 1992 with funding from the MEDIA programme and from the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), Europa Cinemas is the first film theatre network focusing on European films.
Its objective is to provide operational and financial support to cinemas that commit themselves to screen a significant number of European non-national films, to offer events and initiatives as well as promotional activities targeted at Young Audiences and to screen digital European non-national films.
Thanks to the support of Eurimages and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the influence of Europa Cinemas extends to Eastern European countries, to the Balkans and to Turkey. Europa Cinemas also supports exhibition and distribution of European films in Asia, Latin America and the southern Mediterranean countries within the scope of Europa Cinemas Mundus.
Europa Cinemas is present in 68 countries, in 673 cities, includes 1,170 cinemas, and has 3,197 screens.
The Lexi is the UK's first social enterprise independent boutique digital cinema. 100% of their profits go to charity. The cinema is staffed predominantly by passionate local volunteers. The Lexi endeavours to improve the quality of life for everyone in this corner of northwest London and at the same time, making a difference to the quality of life for a very different community on the other side of the world.
Shortwave is an independent cinema and cafe bar based in Bermondsey Square. Shortwave aims to screen the best in arthouse, classic and independent cinema alongside promoting emerging film talent. Shortwave has also played host to the following events such as the London Spanish Film Festival, Discover Latin America, London Kurdish Film Festival and BFM Festival.
As well as being one of the historic homes of the BBC and Triumph Films, Riverside Studios became famous throughout the 1970's and 1980's for bringing some of the most exciting theatre and performance work to the UK from overseas. In terms of the cinema, Riverside Studios continues with their unique repertory double bills programme, focusing on the very best of international and contemporary cinema, providing access to films that are often rarely screened.
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