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CineEurope 2015 gets going in Barcelona

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- Distributors and exhibitors from all over the continent are meeting up during the four busy days of this fair and convention, being held for the fourth time in the Catalan capital

CineEurope 2015 gets going in Barcelona
A photo from CineEurope 2014 (© Holland Film Nieuws)

Organised by Prometheus Global Media, CineEurope is a showcase for new technologies and cinematic novelties, as well as a forum for debate and communication between exhibitors and distributors from all around the world, who are meeting up at the CCIB, the Barcelona International Convention Centre, for the fourth time in a row. This annual convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) has been under way since yesterday, 22 June, and will continue until Thursday 25 June.

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Standing out among the most significant European titles to be presented there, duking it out with Hollywood movies, are The Program by Stephen Frears, Macbeth [+see also:
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by Justin Kurzel and Legend [+see also:
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by Brian Helgeland (read the news), all three of which are on StudioCanal’s slate.

Yesterday evening, Ricardo Évole, the creator and president of the Yelmo Cines cinema chain (which boasts over 400 digitised screens, spread across the entirety of Spain), will receive the well-deserved UNIC Award. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, who shot The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth [+see also:
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in Spain, and has co-produced such movies as The Orphanage [+see also:
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, Julia’s Eyes [+see also:
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, Biutiful [+see also:
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and Mama [+see also:
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in the country, will today receive the International Filmmaker of the Year Award.

The rest of the prizes will be handed out on Thursday, during the CineEurope 2015 closing ceremony: Christophe Lambert, CEO of Europacorp, the company founded by Luc Besson (and the outfit behind his latest global smash hit, Lucy [+see also:
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) and one of Europe’s main film studios, will be acknowledged as Producer of the Year; Jan Bernhardsson (of the Nordic Cinema Group) will pick up the Best Exhibitor Award, for having created one of the continent’s most successful premium exhibition circuits; IMAX Corporation will collect an accolade for its technical achievements and technological innovation; and Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, co-presidents of global marketing and distribution at Twentieth Century Fox, will be presented with the Best Distributor Award.

(Translated from Spanish)

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