CICAE Art Cinema Award
The CICAE is the International Confederation of Art Cinemas. Founded in 1955, it today represents 3,000 screens in 31 countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa. It's mission is to promote quality motion pictures on wide screens, to defend the “right for cultural diversity”.
The ART CINEMA AWARDS are given in the major European festivals by an international jury of independent cinema programmers. These awards help to bring to the international Arthouse network films of high quality, for it to find its audience. Juries are also seeking to encourage young directors, as well as productions coming out of less-recognized countries.
The Prize helps towards distribution systematically informing the 2,000 CICAE member cinemas, as an incentive for distribution companies to market the filmsdiscovered and in order to promote their circulation. The CICAE is recognized by the Council of Europe, the UNESCO, the European Community's MEDIA Programme, the CNC (FR), the FFA (DE) and the DGC (IT).
More information: www.cicae.org
Elke Bludau (Germany, b. 1963) grew up in cinema and filmstudio, so love for film was always a strong influence in her life. She worked 15 years as a dancer and choreographer in theatre, TV-shows and musicals in Germany and abroad, as well as a music-and dance pedagogue. She is a theatre, film and TV actress, who was acting 4 years in a TV serial). 15 years she worked for several event-agencies as a moderator of galas, shows and industrial events and as a performer. Since 2009 she has been working for “Europe's Finest”, a Digital European Filmclassics distribution company that is creating a network of arthouse cinemas all over Europe.
Evelin Stark (Austria, b. 1980) is an Austrian curator of film programmes, magazine editor and film journalist. She has born and grew up in the province of Tyrol, Austria, studied English and Film Studies at Innsbruck University and attended the International Film School of Cuba for four months as an exchange student. She is a Co-Director of the International Film Festival Innsbruck which focuses on cinema from and about Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe; curator at Cinematograph, an Arts Cinema venue of Otto Preminger Institute Innsbruck, focusing on cooperation with local cultural institutions. She is also a former editor of “Flim” – film magazine and currently editor at “Mole” – cultural magazine. She was a CICAE jury member in Venice (2011) and Sarajevo (2012) film festivals.
Since 2011 Justas Prascevičius (Lithuania) is a head of “Kino pasaka”, a cinema located in Vilnius old town. It’s been already eight year as this cinema organizes international women film festival “Serseliafam” (fr. Cherchez la femme) and outdoor cinema project “Cinema under the stars”. “Kino pasaka” is a part of national education programme for children and independently organizes various educational events.