Ottawa, ON; Toronto, ON; Vancouver, BC - October 19, 2021 - The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns online, from November 12 to 28 for its 2021 edition. This year’s festival provides cinephiles across Canada with access to works from some of Europe’s top talent, including a number of North American film premieres.
After the success of the 2020 virtual EUFF, the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), The Cinematheque in Vancouver, and the European Union Film Festival of Toronto have reunited to organize and host the 2021 virtual edition. As in the past, the festival is also hosted in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the diplomatic missions of European Union Member States. Together, these partnerships provide a unique opportunity to experience the rich cultures of each European Union Member State across Canada all from the comfort of one’s own home.
The 2021 edition of the EUFF kicks off with comedy-thriller, Inventory, the debut feature from Slovenian director Darko Sinko. This film sets the bar for the quality of films that audiences will find at this year’s festival. Ranging from dramedy to documentary to fantasy, the diverse selection at the 2021 virtual EUFF has something for everyone. In addition to the films themselves, the festival will present interviews with a number of filmmakers whose works are being screened at the 2021 edition.
Audiences will have access to each film “live” online for a 48-hour period. This format allows for the time and opportunity to enjoy each work. All films are presented in their original languages with English, and in some cases, French subtitles.
Festival passes are $100 CAD, tickets are available for purchase at $12 CAD per ticket. For tickets, passes, and additional information on the 2021 virtual EUFF, visit https://www.euffonline.ca/welcome.
About the Canadian Film Institute
The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) is a not for profit, charitable organization dedicated to inspiring audiences and helping them discover the world of cinema. It also works to connect them with artists and with their communities. It was incorporated in 1935 and is the oldest film institution in Canada and the second oldest film institute in the world.
The CFI organizes several annual international film festivals, including the Ottawa International Animation Festival (September), the European Union Film Festival (Nov/Dec), the Bright Nights (Feb), the African Film Festival (June), and the Latin American Film Festival (April/May). It also brings Canadian cinematic talent to the City with Café Ex, The Enlightened Screen and Canadian Masters.
Learn more about the Canadian Film Institute by visiting: https://www.cfi-icf.ca/.
About The Cinematheque
The Cinematheque, founded in 1972, is a film institute and media education centre in Vancouver devoted to understanding the art and history of Canadian and international cinema and the impact of moving images and screen-based media in our lives. Public activities include a year-round calendar of curated film exhibitions devoted to important classic and contemporary films and filmmakers; and an array of community outreach programs offering interactive learning opportunities in film appreciation, filmmaking, media literacy, and critical thinking.
Learn more about The Cinematheque by visiting: https://thecinematheque.ca/.
About the European Union Film Festival in Toronto
The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) in Toronto, a not-for-profit organization, strives to reflect the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema in Toronto, one of the world’s most multicultural cities. Founded in 2004 as a salve to Hollywood monotony, this free festival has grown to showcase dozens of contemporary films drawn from each of the EU’s member countries. The EUFF is a unique festival that brings together disparate EU Consulates and local cultural institutes for collaboration. Represented countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
Learn more about the European Union Film Festival in Toronto by visiting: http://euffto.com/.
About the European Union Delegation to Canada
Established in 1976, the European Union Delegation to Canada is a fully-fledged diplomatic mission and, as such, the natural contact point in Canada between the EU and the Canadian authorities. It also has a strong public diplomacy mandate designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the European Union as well as EU-Canada relations.
Learn more about the European Union Delegation to Canada by visiting: https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/canada_en.
Canadian Film Institute
Christina Frolova-Gregory, Media Coordinator
The Cinematheque Vancouver
Lizzie Brotherston, Communications & Marketing Manager
The European Union Film Festival of Toronto
Zoltan Huber, Media Coordinator
Delegation of the European Union to Canada
Diodora Bucur, Press Officer