EUROPA CINEMAS AWARD – Europa is the Best Cinema in Europe!
Zagreb’s Europa Cinema is the winner of the Best Programming Award in 2016, given by Europa Cinemas, a network of European cinemas. The most popular independent cinema in Zagreb garnered the award of the best European cinema with the finest offer in competition with 1037 cinemas from 619 cities and 41 European countries – the current network members.
The Best Programming Award is the most important annual honour given by Europa Cinemas, the highest to grant on the European level and one of the most significant honours bestowed ever to a cultural institution in Croatia. The award will be presented to the cinema management: CEO Boris T. Matić, executive director Hrvoje Laurenta, program coordinator Selma Mehadžić and producer Lana Ujdur by Nina Peče, member of the board of directors of Europa Cinemas and the CEO of Kinodvor in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the opening ceremony of the 14th Zagreb Film Festival, on 12 November at Europa Cinema.
Founded in 1992 with the financial support from the MEDIA Programme (Creative Europe) and the French CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), Europa Cinemas is the first cinema network dedicated to the promotion of European film. The network’s aim is to provide operational and financial support to cinemas obliging to screen a significant number of European films made outside their country and include among their activities events intended for young audience. Europa Cinemas every year also presents award to the best entrepreneur and best young audience activities.