MUMBAI: Movie industry luminaries and companies were honoured at the CineEurope Awards ceremony and dinner reception on 19 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB), in Barcelona, Spain.
A dinner reception, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Rentrak, preceded the awards ceremony which was also hosted by The Coca-Cola Company. This year, a new award was presented honouring charitable works by the football club, FC Barcelona.
“CineEurope is proud to join with Variety to present the first Variety International Children’s Fund Humanitarian Award to FC Barcelona and its foundation,” stated managing director Robert Sunshine at the convention. “This award is being presented to FC Barcelona because of their global reach to help children who so desperately need it. Their work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate poverty and polio are to be commended and FC Barcelona is truly deserving of this award.”
The Variety International Children’s Fund Humanitarian Award was presented by Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, DreamWorks Animation, and Miss World 2013, Megan Young.
Other awards that were presented at the CineEurope Awards Ceremony include Rentrak’s International Box Office Achievement Award, presented to Warner Bros. Pictures International for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; CineEurope’s Independent Film Award to Germany’s Constant in Film; International Exhibitor of the Year Award to Vue Entertainment deputy CEO and CFO Alan McNair and The Coca-Cola Retail Achievement Award.
CineEurope will take place from 16-19 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. It will feature screenings of upcoming Hollywood films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the CineEurope Trade Show. CineEurope is produced by Prometheus Global Media, owner of leading entertainment publications and events including Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, Adweek, Film Journal International, Dick Clark Productions, the CLIO Awards, ShowEast, and CineAsia.
CineEurope is the Official Convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).