The European Film Festival in South Africa is gearing up for the 8th edition and a feast of great new films await you all. Following the success of last year’s virtual festival the 2021 edition will take place predominantly online from 14 to 24 October.
A select showcase of 18 films from Europe, 13 of which have been directed by women, will be screened free of charge, providing a window onto what is fresh and new in the film industries of the respective countries.
As the festival grows, we welcome four new participants – the Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland and Ukraine – who will complement those from last year: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, along with the return of Portugal. There is also a presentation of an Oscar-nominated co-production bringing the total to 18 films, 6 more than last year.
Stay tuned for programme updates, visit eurofilmfest.co.za for festival details.
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The European Film Festival 2021 is a partnership project of the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa and 17 European embassies and cultural agencies in South Africa: the Embassies of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the British Council, Camoes Institute of Portugal, Diplomatic Representation of Flanders, French Institute in South Africa, Goethe-Institut, and Italian Cultural Institut. The festival is organised in cooperation with Cineuropa and coordinated by Creative WorkZone.