Connecting Cinemas is initiated by Public Art Lab and Neue Kammerspiele (Kleinmachnow, Brandenburg) as pilot project funded by the Europe MEDIA program of the European Commission to bring the idea of European cinemas a step further by connecting the audiences and cinemas in rural regions Europewide and establishing a networked infrastructure to share live events, programs and knowledge. With the curatorial strands of CONNECT | ENGAGE | ENTERTAIN, Public Art Lab and Neue Kammerspiele want to to build a strong sustainable partnership network for a neighbourhood engaged cinema together with 3 European cinemas: Fortress Sibenik in Croatia, Amza Pellea Cinema in Rasnov, Rumania and Cinema Star in Veria, Greece.