An initiative of the EU MEDIA Programme with the support of the Italian Government Since 1992 MEDIA Salles has been promoting the European cinema and its circulation at theatrical level
FOCUS ON EUROPE - Kidflix Special - Speciale ragazzi






Milan, 3 June 2004

Representative of 13 different countries the 40 participants to the "Focus on Europe - Kidflix Special" event, that opened today in the Czech Republic in the context of the 44th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, held at Zlín.
In the course of the event, the exhibitors involved in programming for younger audiences and in the promotion of European cinema, represent a Europe that spreads from Ireland to Hungary, from Portugal to Norway, and will participate in seminars, debates and screenings of a selection of European films proposed at the Zlín Festival. Among these are Cheese and Jam, a Slovenian film from 2003, set in Sarajevo, the birthplace of the Director, Branko Djuric, and the Swedish film Jinak (2003), by Christina Olofson.
In his welcoming message to the European exhibitors, the President of the Festival, Vítezslav Jandák, affirmed: "This 44th edition has the richest contents in the history of the Zlín Festival, probably the largest in the world for the quantity of children's and teen's films, for the variety of countries represented and for the number of children and young people that participate in it. And this year it is even richer, thanks to the collaboration with MEDIA Salles, that allowed the involvement of cinema exhibitors from all over Europe. This is a concrete manner for us to feel even more deeply a part of the European Union, that is becoming ever larger".

For further information:
MEDIA Salles
Via Soperga, 2
20127 Milano
Tel.: +39.02.66984405 - Fax: +39.02.6691574