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21 Ottobre 2021



EXPERIENCE EUROPE WITHOUT THE JETLAG AT THE 2021 VIRTUAL EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL The 2021 European Union Film Festival builds on the success of last year’s virtual format to provide nation-wide access to some of the best films Europe has to offer, including a number of women and BIPOC directors, documentaries, and LGBTQ2+ films. For immediate release 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 Quotes ●       “For a second consecutive year, the Delegation of European Union to Canada, the embassies, consulates and cultural institutes of EU Member States have joined forces with the Canadian Film Institute, the European Union Film Festival in Toronto and The Cinematheque in Vancouver to bring an exclusive collection of films from different corners of Europe. We would like to thank everyone who makes this festival - and this unprecedented collaboration - possible,” says Dr. Melita Gabrič, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada. “We are delighted to be able to continue this decades-long tradition and highlight the best of contemporary European cinema in Canada.” ●       “Once again, we are excited to offer this amazing online film festival to people in the three host cities of Ottawa, Vancouver, and Toronto and, for a second consecutive year, to all Canadians across the country,” says Canadian Film Institute Executive Director Tom McSorley, whose organization founded the Festival in 1984. "The EUFF is always a great opportunity to get in some substantial pre-holiday season cinematic travel to more than two dozen European Union destinations. We hope you enjoy your travels. Bon voyage and bon cinéma!" ●       “The EUFF in Toronto has been shaping the cinematic culture of our multicultural city with rich and diverse programming for the last 17 years. Until COVID, 8000+ people stood in line in Little Italy each year, rain or shine, to get a chance to see excellent films from across Europ (ICE TORONTO)

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