Learn about the Hub

The Arthouse Cinema Hub is a digital platform initiated by the CICAE, designed to support arthouse cinemas worldwide. 





Partners & Initiatives

Our Mission

The Arthouse Cinema Hub curates content on marketing, programming, business, and more from cinemas, cinema initiatives, and projects worldwide. Offering inclusive resources and fostering a collaborative community, education, and collective growth empowers cinema owners, managers, programmers, and enthusiasts to enhance arthouse cinemas' sustainability and cultural impact.

Our Vision

With the Arthouse Cinema Hub, we envision a platform where arthouse cinema initiatives and projects find a central space to share experiences and ideas. That is why we need you to share your ideas, experiences and expertise on the platform to co-create a common hub of great resources.

Our Values

  • Creativity: We celebrate great ideas from cinemas as well as from initiatives and partners that think outside of the box and offer value to our readers.
  • Inclusivity: We embrace diversity and promote equal representation, welcoming cinema initiatives and projects from all cultures, regions, and backgrounds, ensuring a platform that values every voice.
  • Collaboration: We foster a spirit of cooperation, encouraging open dialogue and knowledge-sharing among our readers through building a community.
  • Empowerment: We empower cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and industry professionals by providing access to valuable resources, expert insights, and tools to enable personal and collective growth in the arthouse cinema realm.

Our Supporters

The Arthouse Cinema Hub is an initiative by the CICAE developed in the framework of the European Arthouse Cinema Day and co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe MEDIA Programme.

Meet the Team

No words without people: We are proud to have such a dedicated team behind the scenes. Not only sharing their own experiences, expertise and ideas but also supporting all initiatives, partners and guest editors in creating great content for you.

We invite you to become an editor as well and join the team. There is no need for previous experiences, we only need your creative mind and skill to write.

Sebastian Naumann

Sebastian is the General Delegate of the CICAE since May 2023. With a diverse background working in Berlin, London, Paris, New York, and Amsterdam, Sebastian Naumann is an expert in audiovisual media landscapes, (political) storytelling, and multilateral, cross-cultural cooperation. He has a wealth of experience as a culture journalist, project manager, and researcher of AV Media, Culture, and Creative Industries. He also pursued a PhD at King’s College London and Humboldt University Berlin, further enriching his expertise in the field.

Both in his professional and private life, Sebastian is deeply committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and is passionate about promoting independent, free, and diverse cinema culture.

Olimpia Pont Cháfer

Olimpia Pont Cháfer is a Spanish film consultant based in Berlin. She has experience in several fields like film programming, distribution and sales.

She collaborates with several film events such as the Sarajevo Film Festival, the European Work in Progress Cologne, the International Distribution Summit or Cinema Vision 2030. Between 2009 and 2016 she headed the sales department of the international company Coproduction Office. Since 2017 she is project manager of the European Arthouse Cinema Day.

Valentin Jassin

Valentin is administrative and finance assistant at the CICAE since April 2022. He is also the French referent of the team and thus participates in our relationships with our French-speaking correspondents.Educated in cinema in Paris between the rue Champollion and the big networks, he worked as a projectionist in many cinemas and was trained in arthouse cinema management in Lyon through a master’s degree at the university and in the Cinémas Lumière.

Quentin Bucher

Quentin is coordinating the European Arthouse Cinema Day for the 2024 edition. Originally from France, he has been working in Berlin for several years. After completing a French-German Masters in European Politics, he has held a number of positions in the film industry.

In particular, he was project manager for the Deauville Green Awards festival in 2022, then communications manager for the 2022 and 2023 editions of the French Film Week in Germany, as well as project manager for the German-language cinemas in the Europa Cinemas network.

Stay in touch!

Take advantage of every new idea: Sign up now and stay tuned or simply follow @arthousecinemahub on social media. Whatever option you choose, we are beyond happy to have you as part of this growing community.