Delegation of the European Union to Canada

EUFF returns to Ottawa for its 34th year

Ottawa, 07/11/2019 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 191114_1
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Ottawa - The European Union Film Festival returns to Ottawa for its 34th year, inviting the nation’s capital on a cinematic journey across the diverse cultural tapestry of the EU. The Canadian Film Institute (CFI), in collaboration with the European Union Delegation to Canada, the Embassies of EU Member States and the Ottawa Art Gallery, are pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 instalment of the EUFF on Saturday, November 16, running through Sunday, December 8.

This year’s edition of the EUFF is proud to present the Ottawa premieres of 26 films from 26 European Union Member States. 

All screenings will be held in the recently-opened Ottawa Art Gallery’s beautiful, state-of-the-art Alma Duncan Salon.

"For more than three decades, moviegoers in Ottawa have had the opportunity to enjoy the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union. Glad to see that this great tradition continues," said Peteris Ustubs, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada. "We would like to thank all those who make this cinematic adventure possible – our CFI friends and our colleagues from the Embassies of EU Member States."

"We are thrilled with the 34th edition of the EUFF," says CFI Executive Director, Tom McSorley. "We have everything from crime thrillers to historical dramas, quirky comedies to engaging documentaries. It is a rich cinematic canvas that reflects the diversity and wide artistic range of films being produced in contemporary European Union Member States."

The 34th European Union Film Festival kicks off on Saturday, November 16, at 4:00pm with the Finnish film, One Last Deal

For more film details, screening schedule, links, venue and parking information, and to buy tickets, visit the official website at

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

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.

For interviews, contact: Diodora Bucur, Press Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Canada, 613-563-6354,



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