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BRUSSELS, NEW YORK – 23 April 2019: The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) and the Film Expo Group are delighted to announce the 2019 recipients of the CineEurope Gold Awards, given to cinema professionals for their outstanding dedication and service to the sector. The Awards will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 June at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

The Gold Awards, introduced at CineEurope 2018, recognise those individuals who have made an exceptional contribution both to the ongoing success of their company or organisation and also to the wider European cinema industry.

The recipients of the 2019 Gold Awards are as follows:

Simon Brown - Director, Film Content Protection Agency (FCPA)
Marcin Czubak - CTO, Helios
Kam Dosanjh - Director of Operations, Vue International
Rolv Gjestland - Adviser in Cinema Design and Technology, Film & Kino
Jaime Gerbolés - Growth Director, Yelmo Cines
Valeria Kurohtina - Duty Manager, Cinamon
Duncan Reynolds - Group Development Director, Odeon Cinemas Group
Carola Schmid - Head of Booking/Exhibition, Cineplexx

Welcoming the announcement of the Awards, President of UNIC Phil Clapp said:

“On behalf of UNIC members, I would like warmly to congratulate each of the awardees and thank them for their exceptional service to the European cinema industry. The Gold Awards recognise that the success of our industry is dependent on the skills and expertise of the people who work within it, whose devotion and passion exemplify precisely what makes the sector so special. We are delighted to see their hard work and dedication being celebrated at CineEurope.”

Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group, added:

“On behalf of our entire team at the Film Expo Group, we would like to congratulate all of those being recognized with a Gold Award this year for their continued support and dedication to our great industry. We are excited to be able to continue with this tradition not only again this year, but for years to come.”

About CineEurope

CineEurope 2019 will take place from 17-20 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. CineEurope is the longest-running and most successful European convention and trade show for Major, Regional, and Independent cinema professionals. CineEurope will feature exclusive screenings and product presentations of upcoming films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the CineEurope Trade Show. CineEurope is the Official Convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).

About UNIC

The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighbouring regions.

About Film Expo Group

The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineEurope, held in Barcelona; ShowEast, held in Miami; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong.


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