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Euro Film Fest

Euro Film Fest

The potential of cinema to convey information about Europe and its creativity has been recognised by a large number of EU delegations in third countries. Today, more than 90 out of the 139 EU delegations around the world organise EU film festivals, as this is one of the most effective tools in reaching out and making Europe, its values and its stories known.

In November 2018, the European Commission began a project to support the creation and enhance the quality of European film festivals organised by the delegations of the European Union. The project is managed by a consortium formed by the Goethe-Institut (lead), the Institut français and Cineuropa, the portal for the promotion of European cinema. The initiative offers delegations a variety of services to help them put on European film festivals. They are as follows:

  1. Film repository. The consortium created a repository of 47 feature films plus eight short movies on environmental issues and secured their worldwide, non-commercial rights. The team produces and distributes DCPs and Blu-rays to the delegations.
    Films currently in the repository:

    1. Acasa my Home
    2. And then we Danced
    3. Aurora
    4. Bad Poems
    5. Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles
    6. Cold Case Hammarskjöld
    7. Consequences
    8. Extra Ordinary
    9. Fire will Come
    10. Her Job
    11. Homo Sapiens
    12. Invisible
    13. Jacob, Mimmi & the Talking Dogs
    14. Let there be Light
    15. Mellow Mud
    16. My Brother chases Dinosaurs
    17. Oleg
    18. One Step Behind the Seraphim
    19. Our Struggles
    20. Out
    21. Perfumes
    22. Ray & Liz
    23. Romy’s Salon
    24. Saint George
    25. Sawah
    26. Smuggling Hendrix
    27. Tel Aviv on Fire
    28. The Audition
    29. The Constitution
    30. The Father
    31. The Line
    32. The Little Comrade
    33. The Magic Life of V
    34. The Vice of Hope
    35. Winter Flies
  2. Subtitles. The films are subtitled in a wide range of languages. The consortium also provides additional tools, such as dialogue lists and time codes, to allow EU delegations to independently implement the subtitling in local languages;
  3. Side events. The initiative provides technical and financial assistance for the organisation of "side events", such as invitations for film crews (filmmakers, producers and actors) to take part in Q&A sessions, workshops and master classes, networking meetings between European and local professionals, co-production meetings, film education activities involving schools and teachers, co-operative actions with local film schools and universities, pitching training sessions and audience awards;
  4. Support for delegations. Several delegations have received additional and direct support from the consortium when organising a European film festival, through the hiring of curators, the researching of local sponsorship and partnerships, and the renting of theatres and other relevant facilities;
  5. Common visual identity. The consortium has developed a common visual and graphic identity. The graphic identity is a tool to help delegations to create catalogues and other promotional material;
  6. Training. The consortium offers several online and offline training sessions for delegation officials on the subject of film-festival management;
  7. Do-it-yourself guide. The consortium has produced a do-it-yourself guide to support the organisation of festivals.

For more information, please contact:

In the context of this project, Cineuropa has made several videos addressing festival organisers. These videos are interviews with festival managers and specialists from around the world. They explain how to run and promote a film festival, and offer practical tips and advice.


32 articles available in total starting from 20/05/2019. Last article published on 24/11/2020.

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Alberto La Monica • Director, Lecce European Film Festival

Interview: Alberto La Monica • Director, Lecce European Film Festival

"Production companies from all over the world can submit their project in Apulia if they want to do something in the region"

We had a chat with Alberto La Monica, director of the Lecce European Film Festival, about its recent edition and what the Italian region in which it takes place has to offer to the industry  

24/11/2020 | Lecce 2020

Angeliki Stellaki • Press Officer, Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Interview: Angeliki Stellaki • Press Officer, Thessaloniki International Film Festival

"It is important to have actions which take place throughout the whole year"

Angeliki Stellaki, who works at the press office, talks about the organization of the Thessaloniki Festival which is divided into two film festivals: the international one in November and the...  

11/11/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Hannes Aaava • Head of Press and Communications, Tallinn Black Nights

Interview: Hannes Aaava • Head of Press and Communications, Tallinn Black Nights

“Social media are so saturated these days that we try to keep our content relevant”

Hannes Aava, head of Press and Communications at the Tallinn Film Festival, describes their strategies to boost the visibility of the festival (partners, magazines, news media) and underlines the...  

11/11/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Julie François • Head of Communication, CINEMAMED

Interview: Julie François • Head of Communication, CINEMAMED

“It is important for us to be present on social media, that keeps us alive”

Julie François, in charge of the coordination of the Mediterranean Film Festival of Brussels, talks about the budget of communications of the festival and explains how to balance every type of...  

15/07/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Aurélie Losseau • Programmer, CINEMAMED

Interview: Aurélie Losseau • Programmer, CINEMAMED

The first criteria is the quality of the film

Aurélie Losseau, in charge of the coordination of the Mediterranean Film Festival of Bruxelles and of the programming selection, talks about the programming of the festival and explains that it is...  

15/07/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Giorgio Ficcarelli • Head of the Culture section at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

Interview: Giorgio Ficcarelli • Head of the Culture section at the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

"The initiative aims to open a window of mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue"

Giorgio Ficcarelli, head of Culture at EC's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, discusses the "Meet the Neighbours of the Neighbours During COVID-19 Time" initiative  

05/06/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Veronica Flora • Festival organizer, film curator and programmer

Interview: Veronica Flora • Festival organizer, film curator and programmer

“I wanted to show the links between the cinema stories, coming from all over the world, people and territories”

Veronica Flora, festival organizer, film curator and programmer tells us about her job, her experiences and about how she discovered festivals  

31/05/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Michael Harbauer  • Director of Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and young audience

Interview: Michael Harbauer • Director of Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and young audience

We also put into place an exchange and connecting tool which allow us to go abroad with German children films

Michael Harbauer talks about the particular challenges inherent in organising a film festival dedicated to children  

25/02/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Myriam Arab  • Founder & Director of Villa134

Interview: Myriam Arab • Founder & Director of Villa134

“It is very important to understand that festivals and markets are tools for the film industry”

Myriam Arab talks about her experience running Cannes’ Marché du Film and International Village from 1997-2014  

24/02/2020 | Euro Film Fest

Christine Dollhofer  • Director of Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz

Interview: Christine Dollhofer • Director of Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz

Crossing Europe Film Festival is a platform to show the variety of European cinema outside the box

Christine Dollhofer tells how Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz builds its programme each year  

24/02/2020 | Euro Film Fest

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