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The European Union Film Festival is a highly anticipated annual event that celebrates the region’s cultural diversity and the appreciation of international films. Top contemporary films are coming to Malaysia for a festival that’s jam-packed with entertainment. Join us on a cinematic trip with 19 critically-acclaimed films from 15 different European countries!

Foreword from EU Ambassador

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is back once again in selected Golden Screen Cinemas. This year is our 20th anniversary in Malaysia and the EUFF remains one of the most anticipated international film festivals in the country with its showcase of the dynamism, breadth and innovation of contemporary European cinema, as well as the cultural diversity of Europe, with acclaimed films from all over Europe.  

Since we first started, the EUFF has brought together film enthusiasts, students, families and even people looking for their first foreign-language film experience. Action, drama, romance, comedy, adventure, family films and documentaries, we have it all. The wide range of screenings reflects European creativity and diversity and has something for everyone’s tastes. 

The 19 films this year come from 15 European countries. The festival line-up also features films from non-European Union countries Switzerland and Norway. This year, most of the films are collaborations or joint-productions between European countries. Many are courtesy of a project by the European Commission managed by a Consortium formed by Goethe-Institut (in the lead), Institut Français and Cineuropa, the portal for the promotion of the European cinema. These films bring to life the fact that Europe, just like Malaysia, is united in our diversity and highlight that story-telling and art have no barriers across cultures and countries. 

All the films in this festival have not only won prestigious awards of their own countries, but they are winners of also international awards from the Tokyo International Film Festival, European Film Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, and more. You can find a full list of honours in this booklet.

Europe has never been just one, but many cultures, languages and lifestyles. Through EUFF, we celebrate our cultural diversity. We put culture at the centre of our international cultural relations as this is an important part of the EU’s role as a global actor. 

We hope that these movies not only entertain, inspire and inform you about European culture but also open your eyes to how European and Malaysian people are both different and similar at the same time. This is a crucial message we share with Malaysia’s multicultural society and heritage. 

I hope that you will continue to support and celebrate European culture as we do the same in Malaysia. Saya berharap semua akan menikmati filem-filem Eropah kami ini. Selamat menonton!

 

MARIA CASTILLO FERNANDEZ 
AMBASSADOR & HEAD OF THE EU DELEGATION TO MALAYSIA

Check out the full list of selections below!