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MEDIA Salles president Jens Rykaer passes away

We are sad to announce the death on 3 July of Jens Rykaer, President of MEDIA Salles, at his home in Vaerloese, after having confronted a difficult period of illness with courage and dignity. In his 20 years of work with MEDIA Salles, Jens held various positions in the Association, contributing, thanks to his passion and competence, to giving impulse to European cinema, which thus loses both a friend and and an enthusiastic supporter. MEDIA Salles' deepest sympathy goes to his m...

Santos Palace" from Belgium wins the “Cinemamondo – Castello nel Mondo” award

"Santos Palace" from Belgium wins the “Cinemamondo – Castello nel Mondo” awardjointly instituted by MEDIA Salles and the Castellinaria Film Festival The short “Santos Palace”, by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Belgium 2006) wins the "Cinemamondo – Castello nel Mondo" award, designed to single out works that deal with the issue of an increasingly multiethnic and multicultural world. It was presented – on 24 November during the closing night of the twentieth Castellinaria Festi...

"Ricochet", a short film by V. Sarah Gurevick, won the "Cinemamondo" Award,

"Ricochet", a short film by V. Sarah Gurevick, won the "Cinemamondo" Award, which valorizes and signals works that promote intercultural dialogue.The awarding of this recognition, on 14 July, was an occasion to present the "Cinemamondo" project, recently launched by MEDIA Salles, the initiative that since 1991 has been operating in the cinema exhibition sector, with the support of the MEDIA Programme and of the Italian Government.The "Cinemamondo" project, which has the support of the Italian Mi...

DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas

From 28 March to 1st April 2007 MEDIA Salles will be organising the fourth edition of “DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas”, the course on digital projection for European exhibitors. This is the first and only training initiative in the EU’s MEDIA Programme to deal with the topic of the new technologies from the theatres’ point of view. For 2007 the collaboration between MEDIA Salles and Barco, the leading European producer of digital projectors, is once again confir...

Europe: after experimentation Panorama on D CInema status in Europe

Editorial by Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA SallesAt the Berlin Film Festival, MEDIA Salles kept its appointment with the cinema community that pays the closest attention to economic and technological developments in the sector, presenting the 2005 final edition of the “European Cinema Yearbook”.As well as the first previews of the overall results of cinema-going in Europe in 2005, the prominent data in the Yearbook includes the situation of screens equipped with DLP CinemaT...

Peter Aalbæk Jensen named producer of the year

Focus on Europe, organized by MEDIA Salles within Cinema Expo International 2004, at Amsterdam, concluded with the presentation of the “European Producer of the Year” award, given to Peter Aalbæk Jensen of Zentropa Entertainments.During the final Gala of CEI 2004, in fact, Domenico Dinoia, President of MEDIA Salles, presented Aalbæk Jensen with the recognition “for his determining role in the valorisation of Danish cinema on a worldwide level”. Together with the director Lars Von Trier...

President of Media Salles on Europe Enlargment

Jens Rykaer - President of MEDIA SallesAs of 1 May 2004, the European Union will consist of 25 countries with 450 million inhabitants. Whilst welcoming these new members - and in particular all those who work in the world of the cinema - I should like us to remember that the strength of this new and increasingly far-flung Europe,lies in its diversity, as the President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, has emphasised on several occasions. Diverse peoples and diverse cultures that must fin...

Gianni Profita & Ph. Wolff on European Cinema figures

The number of tickets sold on the 18 markets of Western Europe grows by 0.9% in 2002, rising from 958 to 966 million. Admissions are down, however, in the countries of Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean Rim, where they record an overall dip of 4.6%, from 106 to 101 million tickets sold in the 2001-2002 period.These are some of the figures presented in the new “European Cinema Yearbook” – 2003 advance edition, produced by MEDIA Salles and presented at Taormina this morning, Saturday 15 No...