Cinema City IFF selected to receive the EFFE Label 2017-2018 for quality of festivals
Cinema City International Film Festival has been selected to receive the European quality label "EFFE - Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe" for 2017-2018
awarded by the European Festivals Association - EFA
Based on the decision of an international jury, Cinema City festival will for the second time proudly carry the EFFE label, since it was previously assigned to our event for the years 2015 and 2016.
"Impressed by the commitment of the European festival movement, the Jury of the EFFE label for 2017 and 2018 not only paid tribute to the most extraordinary festivals of Europe, but urged the winners to join the joint movement of the festivals of peace, solidarity, art, artists and open discussion“ - was stated in the press-release of the organization ArtLink, EFA partner in Serbia. In particular, elaboration of the decision of the jury for our festival stated that "The festival has reached high acclaim in the city of Novi Sad and has developed its audience. It could benefit from further innovation in program selection and festival fringe activities".
Criteria for the selection were festival’s artistic commitment, community involvement and the prospects of the festival on the international and world stage. Being a part of the EFFE community of artistic festival brings increased visibility, new networking opportunities, recognition for the extraordinary value of the festivals and participation in the process of creating a permanent EU program for festivals in the future.
The official announcement of the festivals receiving the EFFE label for 207-2018 will take place during the EFFE MeetUp in Wiesbaden from 3 to 6 May.