17th European Union Film Festival, Pune, 3-9 April 2012

The 17th edition of the European Union Film Festival is back, bringing “Europe in Love” to the Indian audiences. Screening films from as many as 25 EU countries, the festival starts in Pune on 3rd April 2012 and continues till 9th April 2012. The film screenings will be held at the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) and British Library.
Entry is free for all; first preference to pass holders. Entry to non pass holders is subject to seat availability. Passes will be available at the British Council and NFAI. see screening card in attachment The opening film on 03.04.2012 at NFAI shall be Romantics Anonymous (France, 2010; Jean-Pierre Améris, 80’) The Ambassador of the European Union, H.E. Dr João Cravinho said, "I am very happy to present the 17th EU Film Festival to the Indian audiences. This is the strongest representation we have ever had in this festival. I think it truly reflects the European Union – 25 nations joining hands to speak in one voice but preserving their cultural identities and respecting one another.”
Themed on "Europe in Love" and narrating engaging stories about Europe, the festival will offer the viewers a heady cocktail of cultural diversity that Europe is known for. This year's selection of films, 12 of which have been awarded domestically and/or internationally, is bound together by one central thread, telling different stories about Europe and its countries, languages and histories.
“Viewers will find that many of these films involve more than one country, which is the reality of modern lives all over the world. I believe that Indian film buffs as well as those wishing to learn more about Europe will find the EUFF2012 a rewarding experience," adds the Ambassador of the European Union. The EU Film Festival is organised by the Delegation of the European Union and the Embassies of the EU Member States in India, in collaboration with a number of partners: Alliance Francaise, British Council, Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Federation of Film Societies of India, Suchitra Film Society and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, Indo-Cine Appreciation Foundation, Cine Central Calcutta, Entertainment Society of Goa, National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) etc.


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