12 Nov - 28 Nov2021
2021 virtual European Union Film Festival Canada
Organised by EU Delegation to Canada and partners
The 2021 European Union Film Festival builds on the success of last year’s virtual format to provide nation-wide access to some of the best films Europe has to offer, including a number of women and BIPOC directors, documentaries, and LGBTQ2+ films.
The European Union Film Festival (EUFF) returns online, from November 12 to 28 for its 2021 edition. This year’s festival provides cinephiles across Canada with access to works from some of Europe’s top talent, including a number of North American film premieres.
After the success of the 2020 virtual EUFF, the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), The Cinematheque in Vancouver, and the European Union Film Festival of Toronto have reunited to organize and host the 2021 virtual edition. As in the past, the festival is also hosted in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the diplomatic missions of European Union Member States. Together, these partnerships provide a unique opportunity to experience the rich cultures of each European Union Member State across Canada all from the comfort of one’s own home.
The 2021 edition of the EUFF kicks off with comedy-thriller, Inventory, the debut feature from Slovenian director Darko Sinko. This film sets the bar for the quality of films that audiences will find at this year’s festival. Ranging from dramedy to documentary to fantasy, the diverse selection at the 2021 virtual EUFF has something for everyone. In addition to the films themselves, the festival will present interviews with a number of filmmakers whose works are being screened at the 2021 edition.
Audiences will have access to each film “live” online for a 48-hour period. This format allows for the time and opportunity to enjoy each work. All films are presented in their original languages with English, and in some cases, French subtitles.