Become a jury member at the VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

Are you a film buff? Do you enjoy sharing your love for movies with others? Do you dream of going to the Venice Film Festival? 27 TIMES CINEMA will turn one lucky participant's dream into reality!

27 TIMES CINEMA* welcomes 27 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. The selected 27 are going to be the Ambassadors of the LUX Audience Award 2024 starting as of June 2023 until the Award ceremony in 2024.

The highlight of this initiative will take place during the Venice Film Festival. The 27 youngsters will be part of the Giornate degli Autori Jury and will award a prize to the best film of this year’s selection.

Nicolai Biograf was invited to be part of the selection process of candidates for 27 Ambassadors in each European country. Nicolai Biograf will choose only three candidates fulfilling the following criteria:


Who can participate?

- Regular moviegoers, passionate about cinema, aged between 18 - 25 years
- Good communicators active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Youtube)
- Good writing skills (articles and blogs)
- With aptitude for podcasting, blogging, vlogging, video editing, photography or any other communication skill that will allow the candidate to be actively involved in a communication campaign
- Good knowledge of English (written and spoken) to actively take part in the discussions about the films with film professionals
- You must be a Danish citizen


How to participate?

1. A VIDEO in which you explain “what is Europe” for you. You should start the video saying “Europe for me is…” and then develop your argumentation.

This video will help us see how you express yourself in English and your shooting skills. High quality and creativity are required!

Technical requirements:

- Videos shot in English
- In high resolution (Full HD: 1920x1080 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,

2. Fill and send the online application form. Download the application and send it with the video.

Send the video and application via Wetransfer to - DEADLINE FOR PARTICIPATING: APRIL 10

We will select three applicants. Europa Cinemas together with the LUX Prize and the Giornate degli Autori will conclude the selection of the 27 Ambassadors.


What happens if you’re selected?

You become the Ambassador of Denmark and Nicolai Biograf at Venice Film Festival. You should commit yourself to:

1. Being present in Venice before the start of the festival, from Tuesday 29th August to Sunday 10th  September 2023 (festival dates: 30 August - 9 September)

2. Being a jury member for the films competing for the Giornate degli Autori. A festival accreditation (giving priority access to screenings of the Giornate degli Autori) will be provided

3. Taking part in round-table discussions, masterclasses and workshops focused on improving their communication skills as influencer so that they could be actively involved in raising awareness of the LUX Audience Award

4. Contributing with content to the Europa Cinemas website and social networks

5. Promote and spread the word about the LUX Audience Award after the festival using the knowledge and skills learned in Venice in their own networks and social media community

6. Attend events organized in the frame of the LUX Audience Award (mainly September - March) and helping with promotional and follow-up communication

7. Be available to participate in the LUX Selection panel meeting for LUX Audience Award 2024 edition, which takes place usually between June-September (1-2 days).

The European Parliament will cover the costs of accommodation and travel for each participant for the whole duration of the event (13 days), while Europa Cinemas will take care of their daily allowance and Giornate will be in charge of the organization and the festival accreditation.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity! 

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

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