Are you a film fanatic? The European Film Festival is here to satisfy your need for exciting films. I know, I know. The pandemic has ruined plans for many of us, but art still lives!
The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is an annual event, showcasing a selection of European films, allowing its audience to taste Europe’s diversity and creativity. The films that will be showcased are recent films that are successful in their origin country. Though they belong to a specific country, these films represent Europe’s common cultural heritage.
This year marks its 30th year and acts as a window to the world of European cinema. Not only that, it is also a platform to showcase films by young Singaporean film-makers.
Back in 2019, the festival was held between 10 to 19 May at National Gallery Singapore. Themed ‘Foreword’, 2019’s edition brough Singapore and European communities together, adding to the cross-cultural dialogue via the narratives of European cinema.
Speaking of cross-cultural ties, EUFF continues to work with students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Film and Media Studies.
What’s In This Year?
The festival continues to enhance cultural bonds between Singapore and Europe through the art of filmmaking. This year, the festival will feature a total of 23 films from European countries. These countries include, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Spain and more. Enjoy film genres ranging from drama, animation, action, and the list goes on.
As a film lover myself, I am so excited to feast my eyes on these films. It gives me an opportunity to admire and appreciate the work of other filmmakers and obtain a different perspective of the world around me.
As EUFF continues to partner with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, this year, the festival will showcase ten short films made by the students of Film and Media Studies. These shorts are selected by lecturers and filmmakers, allowing the audience to experience the tradition of short films in Singapore.
The shorts are both documentary and drama films. Each short film is scheduled to play before the start of a full-length film on its scheduled date. These films revolve around the daily lives of individuals in Singapore – maybe we could all relate to some of these films!
The festival will commence on May 6th and will last till May 23rd 2021. Different from previous years, the festival will be held at The Projector.
The Projector revives a historic movie theatre as an independent platform that brings together films, events, spaces and fares.
Are you excited for the festival? I know I am! Invite your friends and family and head down to The Projector, sit back and enjoy these wide range of films!
Tickets are available for booking now!
The Projector: 6001 Beach Road, #05-00
Golden Mile Tower, 199589