The EFA promotes artistic quality and has a significant impact at the local, national, and international level. Cinema City is among the recipients of this important recognition, in competition with 869 other festivals. In order to award this label, the jury appraised the artistic level of the festival, degree of cooperation and communication with local communities and the European nature of the festival.
As a way of recognising quality, EFFE label provides the opportunity for international promotion and better access to information, and a more quality contact with artists, festivals, and audiences. It also adds value to a festival, making it recognisable on the European festival scene and the cultural scene in general. It is believed that the festivals that carry this label make Europe a better place to live, by exchanging creative ideas and making a mark on the development of their communities.