Europe Day Film Festival Opens in Minsk
On Friday 11 May, the now traditional Europe Day Film Festival opens at the Pobeda Cinema in Minsk. The festival is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Belarus and Embassies of European Union Member States on the occasion of Europe Day.
On 9 May 1950, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented his proposals known as "the Schuman Declaration". This document is considered to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union. Europe Day has become one of its symbols and is widely marked in the EU and many countries beyond it. It is the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and peoples of the Union closer to one another.
The screenings -- 15 films of 13 countries -- will take place between 11 and 17 May. This year, weekend screenings include two full-length cartoons intended for children, their parents and teachers. Admission to all the screenings is free. The Delegation of the European Union to Belarus thanks the participating Embassies, the Ministry of Culture, the administration of the Pobeda Cinema, and Portal TUT.BY for their unyielding support and cooperation.