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Touring EU Film Festival

  • January 12th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

windowsoneurope.jpgThe Windows On Europe film festival is returning to Australia and New Zealand for a sixth season, next month.

The signature of the festival is the variety, as the program each time is based on individual member states of the European Union contributing one film.

The EU Delegation in Canberra announced the festival this year, on 20.12.10:-

Windows on Europe is a unique film festival which brings together award winning films from across the European Union.

While the screening of European film is not unusual in Australia and New Zealand, the Windows on Europe film festival is unique in that it draws the diverse and rich cultures of Europe into the one festival.

The festival has its origins in Canberra but its popularity has seen it extended to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. In 2011 this expansion continues with Adelaide added to the program.

The 2011 Windows on Europe festival comprises 13 films offering a variety of drama, thrillers, comedies, romance, science fiction and history.

If you like films that delve into relationships intermixed with humour and drama, there are gems from Cyprus, Hungary, France and Spain and there are poignant drama offerings from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

The Polish film puts a focus on history offering while Portugal gives us a documentary interlaced with music and romance.

The young and the young at heart will enjoy the Finnish film while the Slovenian entry provides a mix of thriller and horror. In short this festival has something for everyone.

Windows on Europe 2011 is brought courtesy of the European Union Delegation and the European Union Member States in conjunction with sponsors: Dendy Cinemas (Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney), Rialto Cinemas (Auckland, New Zealand), the Mercury, (Adelaide), and Cinema Nova (Melbourne); DHL is the courier.

Early in 2011 we will bring you more information on screening venues, dates and times.


EU Delegation to Australia newsletter 297, 20.12.10;[email protected]