European Arthouse Cinema Day 2023

The European Arthouse Cinema Day is the first joint international activity of cinema exhibitors to promote European films and boost the cinema experience in collaboration with the distributors, producers and right holders. The 8th edition took place on Sunday 12th November 2023. It is organised by the CICAE and its national associations members in partnership with Europa Cinemas.

The initiative brings the participant cinemas the opportunity to actively highlight their identity and display their European focus in terms of their programming dedicated to European films and activities in the areas of promotion and innovation, aiming at increasing audiences and circulation for these films.

The European Arthouse Cinema Day aims to become an essential cinematographic rendezvous for the audience each autumn increasing the importance and visibility of art cinemas, the work they do for film diversity and to valorise them as meeting points in local communities and their everyday commitment to championing demanding and original programming for all audiences.

Participant cinemas have complete freedom to participate at any level and to create their own programme on the condition that it includes European films.

The date for the 2024 edition is the 17th of November and registrations will open on the 15th of July.