NEW YORK-- CineEurope will present its 2014 Independent Film Award to Constantin Film at the Final Night Awards Ceremony & Dinner Reception on Thursday, June 19 at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. The award will be accepted by Constantin Film's Executive Board Chairman, Martin Moszkowicz.
For the last 30 years, the name Constantin Film has stood for quality and success, and the company has played a key role in the development of the film industry both in Germany and abroad. Constantin Film has grown to become the most successful independent production and distribution company in the German media landscape, and operates on equal footing with the major US studios.
Since its foundation by Bernd Eichinger in 1977 as well as under the late leadership of Martin Moszkowicz Constantin Film has become know for major hits, including early successes The Never Ending Story and The Name of the Rose, the international Resident Evil franchise, as well as the recent German box office successes Türkisch für Anfänger and Fack Ju Göhte.
Constantin Film's movie productions and distribution titles include comedies, adventure movies, family entertainment productions, action and horror movies, thrillers, dramas, art house films, and film adaptations - and have captivated an audience of millions since the very beginning. Six of the top 10 German blockbusters of the last 20 years were produced by Constantin Film.
"Constantin Film's recent successes have set them apart from all other independent studios in the region," stated Robert Sunshine, Managing Director of CineEurope. "We are incredibly delighted that our partners at UNIC have chosen them as the recipient of this year's CineEurope Independent Film Award."
"Constantin Film is a remarkable European success story. We are very happy that they have accepted the award, which demonstrates UNIC's continued support for independent production and distribution companies in Europe," states Phil Clapp, President, UNIC. "Constantin Film has been at the cutting-edge of highly successful and creative film production and distribution for decades. It is the only company in the German-speaking region that has successfully achieved this at an international level, both with films that reflect European realities as well as with international hits made for global audiences. We are certain that their success will only grow in the coming years and wish Martin Moszkowicz and his team all the best for the future."
CineEurope will take place from June 16-19, 2014 at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. It will feature screenings of upcoming Hollywood and independent 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, 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).