April 13, 2017—Euromax, the European Association for giant screen, specialty and institutional documentary films, has announced its 2017 annual meeting film slate and program. The annual event will be hosted at Parc du Futuroscope in Poitiers, France, June 18-20, in a year that marks the major French theme park’s 30th anniversary. 


An exciting film program accompanies the 2017 event, including 13 new feature films and 14 new films in production—all available from leading distribution companies, with many premiering for the very first time in Europe:


  • IMAX: Voyage of Time
  • SK Films: Amazon Adventure 3D
  • National Geographic: Extreme Weather 
  • nWave Pictures Distribution: Hurricane
  • MacGillivray Freeman Films: Dream Big, The Search for Life in Space, America Wild: National Parks Adventure
  • BIG & Digital: Space Next 3D
  • Giant Screen Films: Incredible Predators, Mysteries of China, Earthflight
  • K2 Communications: Aircraft Carrier-Guardians of the Sea
  • Serengeti Entertainment: Conquest of the Skies 3D

Screenings will take place in the IMAX Laser and Omnimax (15-perf 70mm dome projection) theatres at Parc du Futuroscope.


Speaking about the conference, Laurent Dondey, Euromax President and CEO of Paris-based giant screen theatre La Géode, commented, “We are hugely excited about our 2017 film event. Year on year, our attendance has grown and we have welcomed attendees from new theatres and film production companies. This year will be no exception. Euromax is wonderfully unique and allows delegates to experience stunning documentary cinema on the true giant screen.”


The event is expected to attract over 100 delegates from institutional theatres, museums, film production companies and distributors across the globe.


IMAX, SK Films and MacGillivray Freeman Films are already confirmed as major sponsors of the 2017 event.


Take a step further from Poitiers to La Rochelle 

Euromax and Sunny Side of the Doc are embarking upon a new partnership which will commence at this year’s international marketplace for documentary in La Rochelle (just a short journey from Poitiers). Do not miss a very special two-day programme on June 21 and 22, providing new market and networking opportunities for the giant screen cinema industry in the global non-fiction production and distribution arena. 


“We are delighted to be hosting Euromax at Futuroscope once again,” adds Dominique Prisset, mission development officer at Futuroscope.” The Euromax association is a vital resource for the documentary film and cinema industry, and we look forward to welcoming attendees from across Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia with an exciting schedule and extensive networking and professional development opportunities.”


For the latest event details and registration information, please visit www.euromax.org. For more information please contact Beth Nicholas, General Administrator of Euromax and Press Contact via administrator@euromax.org



About Euromax
Euromax aims to advance the production and exhibition of films made in 2D or 3D/Stereoscopic for educational giant screen cinema theatres/exhibitors and immersive cinema experiences across Europe. Euromax provides a platform for its members to screen trailers and films, share information, experiences and expertise about the giant screen cinema industry.


Member organisations include film producers, distributors, theatres/exhibitors, suppliers and manufacturers. The giant screen cinema industry is traditionally one comprising theatres, filmmakers, producers, distributors and technical services specializing in 70-mm film formats. Today, this niche cinematic market includes high performance digital technologies in 4K and laser-illuminated projection.


About Futuroscope
Futuroscope was the first amusement park to open in France, and already the equivalent of one in two of the French population has been through its gates since it opened in 1987. It owes its success to its unique edutainment positioning in the leisure market, and to its multiple themes based on mankind’s great dreams.


  • Diversified content with more than 25 attractions focused on delivering fun across the generations.
  • A visitor experience that combines imagery and cutting-edge technology with more traditional attraction systems to deliver a fun and family-oriented experience.
  • 85 M€ turnover in 2014 makes Futuroscope France's second-largest amusement park, after Disneyland Paris.
  • A record in Europe! After Arthur, the 4D Adventure, The Time Machine starring the Raving Rabbids wins Futuroscope its second award for the best attraction in the world.
  • An unconventional regional development model, with shares held both by the public and the private sectors, 45% by Compagnie des Alpes.


About Sunny Side of the Doc

Sunny Side of the Doc is the international marketplace dedicated to linear and interactive documentary & specialist factual content, that brings together each year broadcasters, distributors, decision makers, filmmakers and producers from around the world to sell or buy projects and programmes, and to find partners.  The 4-day event creates unique opportunities for all +2,000 professionals from 60 countries, to follow the latest industry trends, make new connections, gain insights on the most recent factual initiatives through a variety of high-level pitching sessions, panel discussions and the added value of an exhibition space.

The 28th edition of Sunny Side of the Doc will be held in La Rochelle from June 19-22, 2017. More information on www.sunnysideofthedoc.com/sunnyside/

Source: Euromax