Launched jointly in 2010 by the European Parliament’s LUX Audience Award, Giornate degli Autori and Europa Cinemas, 27 Times Cinema will welcome 27 young filmgoers who will represent a film theatre of the Europa Cinemas network as well as one of the 27 member states of the European Union.

Who can participate ?

  • Regular moviegoers, passionate about cinema, aged between 18 – 25 years
  • Good communicators active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat)
  • Good writing skills (articles and blogs)
  • Have skills in podcasting, blogging, video editing, photography or any other communication tool
  • Good knowledge of English (written and spoken) to actively take part in the discussions about the films with film professionals,
  • Can write professional articles and blog posts

How to apply ?

  • Shoot a video where you explain what you love in cinema. Start your video saying “Cinema for me is…”

Technical requirements:

  • Video should be shot in English
  • In high resolution (full HD: 1920×1080 px) and with an excellent audio recording, in a well lit room/with a well-lit background
  • Duration: 30 seconds
  • The following information should be visible in the video: Name of the candidate and country of origin,
  • Fill in the online form here –
  • The video should be sent via Wetransfer
  • Submit your online application form and video to Spazju Kreattiv Cinema by Tuesday 28th March at NOON by emailing it to [email protected]
  • Your email title should be 27 Times Cinema + Your Name

What happens if you are the lucky one?

  • Prepare your trip to Venice!
  • You win a flight ticket to Venice and get free accommodation in the Lido where the festival takes place. You’ll be offered a free festival accreditation (giving priority access to the Giornate degli Autori screenings).

You should commit yourself to:

  •  Be present in Venice before the start of the festival, from Tuesday 29th August to Sunday 10 September 2023.
  • Be a jury member for the films competing for Giornate degli Autori,
  • Take part in round-table discussions, masterclasses and workshops focused on improving your communication skills as influencer to be actively involved in raising awareness of the LUX Audience Award,
  • Contribute to Europa Cinemas website and social networks,
  • Promote the new LUX Audience Award after the festival using the skills learned in Venice,
  • Attend and help organise events in the frame of the LUX Audience Award (mainly January-May of the following year),
  • Be available to participate in the LUX Selection panel for the 2024 edition.