Delegation of the European Union to Canada

Announcing the 32nd annual European Union Film Festival

(OTTAWA, 9 November 2017) — November may be cold and dreary, but the Canadian Film Institute (CFI) is ready to swoop in and take you away from those cloudy skies with a European escape! The CFI, the European Union Delegation to Canada, and the Embassies of EU Member States are proud to announce that the 32nd annual European Union Film Festival launches on November 17th, and runs Friday through Tuesday until December 5th. This year's edition of EUFF features films from 26 European Union Member States, each being shown for the very first time in the National Capital Region.

The festival has a new home in 2017: The National Gallery of Canada! “We are thrilled to be presenting the 32nd European Union Film Festival's cinematic riches at this beautiful downtown venue,” says Canadian Film Institute Executive Director, Tom McSorley.

“We have built a unique European cinema tradition in Ottawa thanks to our colleagues at the Diplomatic Missions of EU Member States, our friends at the Canadian Film Institute and our dedicated Canadian fans," says Peteris Ustubs, European Union Ambassador to Canada. "We would also like to extend our gratitude to the National Gallery of Canada for hosting this year's festival.”

Tickets are $9 each for CFI and National Gallery Members, students, and seniors (65+), or $13 each for the general public. For film fans, 5-Film passports are available to CFI and Gallery members (annual CFI Memberships are sold for $15). Tickets and passes are sold in advance online, but may be available from the Rush Line each night. And this year, we’re also offering full Festival Passes for $150—that’s less than $6 per film!

 

 

The full film list and schedule is as follows: 

The Dissidents    

Estonia

Nov. 17, 7:00PM     

The Eleventh Grade    

Bulgaria

Nov. 17, 9:00PM

Emilia 

Lithuania

Nov. 18, 4:00PM

The Teacher    

Slovakia

Nov. 18, 7:00PM

Mammejong    

Luxembourg

Nov. 18, 9:00PM

Kincsem Bet on Revenge    

Hungary

Nov. 19, 4:00PM

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge   

Poland

Nov. 19, 7:00PM

The Square

Sweden

Nov. 20, 7:00PM

Ogres

France

Nov. 21, 7:00PM

Mellow Mud   

Latvia

Nov. 24, 7:00PM

Amerika Square   

Greece

Nov. 24, 9:00PM

Little Wing  

Finland

Nov. 25, 4:00PM

Welcome to the Hartmanns   

Germany

Nov. 25, 7:00PM

Nightlife 

Slovenia

Nov. 25, 9:00PM

In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America  

Ireland

Nov. 26, 4:45PM

Baden Baden  

Belgium

Nov. 26, 7:00PM

Rosita  

Demark

Nov. 27, 7:00PM

Leopardi

Italy

Nov. 28, 7:00 PM

All the Best   

 

Croatia

Dec. 1, 7:00PM

The Boy on the Bridge

Cyprus

Dec. 1, 9:00PM

Saint George

Portugal

Dec. 2, 4:00PM

Night of a 1000 Hours   

Austria

Dec. 2, 7:00PM

The Fixer 

Romania

Dec. 2, 9:00PM

The Fury     

Netherlands

Dec. 3, 4:00PM

Barcelona, Christmas Night 

Spain

Dec. 3, 7:00PM

Family Film   

Czech Republic

Dec. 5, 7:00PM

For more film details, links, venue and parking information, and to buy tickets, visit the official website at cfi-icf.ca/euff.

The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) was incorporated in 1935 as a federally-chartered, nongovernmental, non-profit cultural organization. It is the oldest film institution in Canada and the second oldest film institute in the world. More information can be found online at www.cfi-icf.ca.

Established in 1976, the European Union Delegation to Canada is a fully-fledged diplomatic mission with a public diplomacy mandate designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the European Union as well as EU-Canada relations.

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For more information, press materials, preview screeners, or photos please contact Sara Grainger, CFI Media Coordinator, at media@cfi-icf.ca or 613-232-6727.

For interviews, contact Diodora Bucur, Press Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Canada at diodora.bucur@eeas.europa.eu, or 613-563-6354.

 
 
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