ShoutOUT! European Union Film Festival is back with the best of contemporary European cinema

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns for its 29th edition, reflecting the diversity of perspectives, histories and cultures from across Europe. Featuring the best of contemporary European cinema, the 29th EUFF runs from 10 to 19 May 2019 at the National Gallery Singapore.

Films screened are recent and have encountered success in their country of origin. The films showcased in this festival may belong to a specific country, but they are all representative of Europe’s common cultural heritage. This film festival, now in its 29th year, is a window into the intriguing world of European cinema but also offers a platform to showcase films by young Singaporean film-makers.

Opening Film

The 29th EUFF presents 27 films from across Europe with Romania as the featured country this year for the first time. The festival opens with Beside Me (pictured above), Romania's first inspirational story. The directorial debut of Tedy Necula, the film explores the idea of human connectivity in a cramped space as the story revolves around several passengers who are locked in a subway station. The film is a telling reminder that we are all strangers until something brings us together. The cast reunites some of the biggest names of Romanian cinema. 

Just like previous years, the festival has something for everyone....
 From films about extraordinary lives like 'Jan Palach' from the Czech Republic

 To a film on the lives of three generations of women, Belgium's 'Le Ciel Flamand'

  To musicals (this one blends techno with comedy) like 'Magical Mystery or: The Return of Karl Schmidt' from Germany

 To historical drama like Austria's 'Mademoiselle Paradis'

  To documentaries like UK's 'Power in Our Hands'

Student Films At EUFF
The festival continues EUFF’s established tradition of collaborating with a Singaporean film school. It offers several first time student filmmakers a platform to showcase their student shorts. Partnering for the fifth time with Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies, the EUFF will present short films by students and alumni of the school alongside the official film selection.

Short films to be featured by the Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Film and Media Studies include 1276, Cleaned, Not Clean, Stitches, Life in the Void, Saving Sungei, Son Of Kafan.

EUFF 2019 Dates & Ticketing
The EUFF will take place from 10 to 19 May at National Gallery Singapore's Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium (Basement 1).

Festival tickets are priced at $12 and are available for sale through SISTIC from 4 April. Purchase of a festival ticket will include one complimentary admission ticket to all exhibitions at National Gallery Singapore. Several participating countries will be hosting pre- screening receptions and ticket holders to those movies are invited to join these receptions.

Concessions are extended to National Gallery Singapore members, those aged 55 years and above, NSFs, students, Singapore Film Society members, and group purchases of 6 tickets or more ($1 off per ticket).

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