The news was revealed by CEO Philip Knatchbull during a keynote speech at CONNeXT in Ghent.
While official policy is still unclear, buyers are avoiding US indie, Swedish and South Korean films.
Immersive cinema event company will partner with Shanghai Media Group on first international show.
Major companies including Paramount will mix with indies such as Parkland.
The Sarajevo Canton government will provide the money for the grants.
Lewis is leaving Curzon after 20 years.
Venice has programmed Netflix’s The Laundromat and Marriage Story in this year’s Competition.
The event increases to over 250 venues this year.
His first task in new two-year term will be appointing replacement for managing director Isabelle Giordano.
Opening days to be moved from Wednesday to Friday and films to be kept in cinemas for a minimum of one week.
The Front Row, KNCC release follows the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s 30-year cinema ban at the end of 2017.
Topics ranged from emerging markets, digital challenges, and the combined might of Disney and Fox.
The initiative aims to boost women executives in the European exhibition sector.
UK Cinema Association head Clapp has been UNIC president since 2013.