The European Film Festival returns in a new hybrid edition!
Experience the richness of Europe through 27 unique films from 27 countries.
Join the 2023 edition and embark on a cinematic journey across the European continent Experience exceptional stories from prestigious competitions, including heartwarming friendships and strong women journeys. Get ready for an unforgettable experience, navigating narratives across all genres, documentaries, captivating drama, and delightful comedies! This year also features a special fundraiser screening for Ukraine adding an extra film to the lineup.
To add a special touch to the big-screen celebration of great storytelling, special guests honour us by joining for Q&A sessions—talented directors Maria Douza (‘LISTEN’, Greece) and Martin Bonnici (‘A VIPER’S PIT’, Malta), alongside promising actor Miklos H. Vecsei, the lead in ‘SEMMELWEIS’ (Hungary).
As introduced since 2020, the EUFF offers a selection of online screenings. These films will be available online across Canada. While not every film will be online, a substantial part of the Festival line-up is, giving anyone anywhere in Canada the chance to see the best of contemporary filmmaking in the European Union. So, if you see a film you like during the Festival in person, you can watch it again online and, better still, you can tell your friends about it — wherever they live — and they’ll be able to watch it, too. The cross-Canada online EUFF will take place after the in-person Festival concludes, from December 1 to 17, with all films available during that entire period. Grab your tickets at www.euffto.com!
In-person or online, the goals have remained the same:
• Reflect the excellence and innovation of European independent cinema
• Give award-winning films their Canadian premieres
• Give voice to relevant European filmmakers in Canada
• Foster collaboration and engage in cultural dialogues between Canadian and EU communities
• Promote diversity
Participating EU 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 and Sweden.
Not to be missed: “The Charming Taste of Europe wine tasting event at Spadina Theatre, on November 19th, just before (7:45pm – 8:15pm) the screening of the Italian film ‘The Spring of my life”.
See you at the movies!
About the Charming Taste of Europe.
The Charming Taste of Europe is a special project that introduces exquisite items to the United States and Canada, such as Italian and French wine and fresh fruit from Greece, that showcase all of Europe’s charm, beauty, culture, history, art, heritage, and unmistakable tastes.
The mission of The Charming taste of Europe, co-funded by the European Union, is to increase awareness of the merits and quality standards of select European wines and fresh fruits with promotional activities in the competitive markets of the United States of America and Canada.
The Charming Taste of Europe project is promoted by the Consortium for the Protection of Wines of Abruzzo, the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Kavala (Kavala COOP), Agricultural Cooperative of Radii Pieria “AGIOS LOUKAS,” and the Union of Sweet Bordeaux Wines. These European agricultural products, famous around the world for their outstanding properties, will continue to promote with initiatives and events dedicated to consumers, journalists and professionals. Through the superb high quality Italian wines, the juicy kiwis and cherries from Greece, and the melodious French golden wines produced with the artistry of agricultural traditions, this campaign will awaken the senses and a new culinary consciousness by connecting food, cultures, and territories and will undoubtedly bring European charm into the lives of many