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Global Cinema Federation

On 21 June 2017 at CineEurope, the world’s leading cinema operators announced the establishment of the Global Cinema Federation, a worldwide grouping intended to represent cinema exhibition’s global interests.

Cinema-going today is a global and dynamic phenomenon, with growing annual box office returns of $38.6 billion increasingly evenly spread across the World. With the rapid development of the industry in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, the operators involved recognise the extent to which the business opportunities and policy challenges they face – such as film theft, technology standards, theatrical release practices, international trade practices and the highly valued relationship with partners in film distribution – are shared by counterparts across territories.

To address these issues and raise the profile of cinema with global regulatory bodies and industry partners, eleven leading cinema operators and the two most internationally-active trade bodies have come together to found the Global Cinema Federation, a federation of interests intended to inform, educate and advocate on behalf of the sector Worldwide.

Founding operator members of the group are AMC, Cinemark, Cineplex, Cinépolis, Cineworld, CJ-CGV, Event Cinemas, Toho Cinemas, Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathé, Vue International and Wanda Cinemas. The founding trade associations are NATO and UNIC. Between them these companies and organisations have interests in more than 90 territories.

You will find additional information about the Global Cinema Federation as well as a series of position papers on key areas of interest for cinema operators - translated in French, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin - on the official website of the GCF.


GCF Position Papers





International Trade and Investment


Movie Theft


Music Rights



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