CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Europa Cinemas Audience Development & Innovation Lab - Sofia - March, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Europa Cinemas Audience Development & Innovation Lab - Sofia -  March, 2019

Europa Cinemas invites exhibitors to participate in a four day Audience Development & Innovation Lab as part of the Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria.

Europa Cinemas Audience Development & Innovation Lab

"Sustainable strategies to growing your organisation and audiences”

Sofia – Wednesday 13th to Sunday 16th March, 2019

Join this lab to meet cinema practitioners from a diverse range of national contexts and exchange expertise in building audiences for films at the cinema and beyond.

The focus of this year’s lab is on sustainable strategies whether that's building audiences, designing experiences, developing staff or managing buildings more greenly and efficiently.

The lab is a great opportunity to share current thinking, find inspiration and practical solutions to some of the big questions facing the cinema sector.

Open Slot sessions will also give participants the space to share a problem, pitch innovative ideas and/or identify potential international collaborators for new projects.

Application Process

This lab is open to all European exhibitors, members of Europa Cinemas network or not.

However the number of participants is limited to 30 people, with applications being considered in the order they are received.

Priority will be given to exhibitors who have never attended a Europa Cinemas Lab before and to exhibitors from Central and Eastern European and Balkan countries.

Please note that there is no participation fee to pay to attend the Lab.

Europa Cinemas and the Sofia International Film Festival will cover the cost of 3 nights accommodation (single room incl. breakfast) for one successful applicant per exhibition company, the fourth night being at your charge.

Some additional travel support will also be available for any successful access>CINEMA applicant.

Applications must be submitted via a short online form by January 31st 2019.

Further details on this development opportunity and how to apply can be found at:

Sofia Lab Details and Application Form