Want to take part in 27 Times Cinema at the Venice International Film Festival?

Want to take part in 27 Times Cinema at the Venice International Film Festival?

ARE YOU AGED 18 - 25?

ARE YOU A FILM BUFF?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND AN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL? 

WHY NOT APPLY TO BE PART OF 27 TIMES CINEMA 2021?

Launched jointly in 2010 by the European Parliament's LUX Audience AwardGiornate degli Autori (Venice Days) and Europa Cinemas, 27 Times Cinema* will welcome 27 filmgoers, who will each represent a film theatre of the Europa Cinemas network, as well as one of the 27 member states of the European Union, to the Venice International Film Festival.  

27 Times Cinema* will take place during the Giornate degli Autori (1 – 11 September 2021) at the Venice International Film Festival. This great initiative will make the dreams of 27 young European moviegoers to attend the Venice International Film Festival come true! The 27 youngsters will constitute the Giornate degli Autori Jury and will award a prize to the best film of this year’s selection. Moreover, as of this autumn, they will be actively involved in promoting the LUX Audience Award, launched in 2020 by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission (Creative Europe) and Europa Cinemas.

As a member of Europa Cinemas' network, access>CINEMA has been asked to choose three applicants to submit to the 27 Times Cinema Selection Committee.


WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

We're looking for applicants who 

  • Are film lovers aged between 18 – 25 years and who regularly attend screenings at one of access>CINEMA's network sites
  • Have a good ability to write articles and blogs
  • Are active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat etc)
  • Have skills in podcasting, blogging, video editing, photographing or any other communication tools that could help in building up a communication campaign
  • Have a good knowledge of English (reading, written and spoken) to actively take part in the discussions around the films with film professionals

HOW TO APPLY

We're asking applicants to 

1. Take a video selfie in which you explain “what is cinema” for you. 

You should start the video saying “Cinema for me is…” and then develop your argument.

This video will help judges to see how you express yourself in English and your ability to “talk” about cinema. High quality and creativity are required! 

Please see Europa Cinemas’ Vimeo channel for examples of previous entries.

Technical requirements

  • Videos must be shot in English 
  • In high resolution (Full HD: 1920×1080 px) and with excellent audio 
  • Duration: 30 seconds 
  • The following information should be visible on the video: your full name and country of origin 
  • The video should be sent to access>CINEMA via WeTransfer  


2. Fill out the online application form All questions must be answered in English. Incomplete forms will not be taken into account.  


3. Send the application form & video to Maeve Cooke, Managing Director of access>CINEMA, at mcooke@accesscinema.ie


Closing Date: 5pm, May 24th, 2021



WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU APPLY?

access>CINEMA will shortlist 3 applications and send the videos and application forms of the shortlisted applicants to Europa Cinemas.

Europa Cinemas, together with the teams from the LUX Audience Award and Giornate degli Autori, will make the final selections of the 27 Ambassadors.

If you are selected as the 27 Times Cinema 2021 Ambassador for Ireland, the European Parliament will provide you with free accommodation in the Lido, where the Venice International Film Festival takes place, and a free return flight ticket to Venice.

You'll be offered free festival accreditation (which also gives you priority access to the Giornate degli Autori screenings).


WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO IF I AM CHOSEN?

As an Ambassador you will need to commit to: 

  • Being present in Venice before the start of the festival, from Tuesday August 31st to Sunday September 12th 2021. (The Venice International Film Festival dates are September 1st - 11th)
  • Being a jury member for the films competing for the Giornate degli Autori (also known as Venice Days). A festival accreditation (giving priority access to screenings of the Giornate degli Autori) will be provided
  • Taking part in round-table discussions, masterclasses and workshops focused on improving your communication skills as an influencer, so that you can be actively involved in raising awareness of the LUX Audience Award
  • Contributing with content to the Europa Cinemas website and social networks
  • Promoting and spreading the word in your own networks and social media community about the new LUX Audience Award after the festival, using the knowledge and skills learned in Venice
  • Attending events organised in the frame of the LUX Audience Award (mainly January-May of the following year) and helping with promotional and follow-up communication
  • Being available to participate in the LUX Selection panel meeting for the LUX Audience Award 2022 edition, which takes place usually between June and September (1-2 days)


access>CINEMA will also ask you to commit to: 

  • Providing access>CINEMA with feedback during the 2021 Venice International Film Festival in the form of blogs, reviews, Instagram stories, TikTok etc., which we can use for our website and social media
  • Providing access>CINEMA with updates about your role and activities in relation to the LUX Audience Award, which can also be shared on our website and social media in the latter part of 2021 and into 2022.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO NOTE

Please note: 

  • All items must be your own original work. Plagiarised work will not be considered.
  • access>CINEMA will not be responsible for any cancellation or change of events or Venice Days protocols.
  • The organisers advise of the need to be on the alert for possible COVID-19 restrictions and sanitary measures and make adjustments if needed in relation to your travel plans.

*Co-organised by the European Parliament, the LUX Prize, the Giornate degli Autori and Europa Cinemas, 27 Times Cinema aims to promote shared values and cultural diversity through cinema among young people.

Find further information about the 27 Times Cinema initiative here.