EU film festival through Nov 24

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(Photo: Anteneh Aklilu)

The 32nd edition of the European film festival opened at VAMDAS entertainment and cinema, on November 14 and will remain until November 24. This year’s festival will show 21 selected films which reflects European arts, culture and history of 20 participant countries from the European Union. Azerbaijan, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Denmark Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, UK, Turkey will feature films. Others are selected by the EU delegation for the African Union.
One local film has been selected for closing day, ‘Running Against the Wind’ Jan Philipp Weyl’s Oscar nominated film was chosen as a perfect illustration of creative interaction between Europe and Ethiopia. Selected short movies made by Addis Ababa university school of fine art students will also be presented.
The European film festival was hosted by the EU delegation as part of the European External Action Service’s network of diplomatic missions and offices in third countries, implements the EU Global Strategy and other key foreign and security policies in close collaboration with the Member States of the EU. The festival is one of the frameworks for promoting cultural relations by increasing awareness of the EU, its institutions and its programs between Ethiopia and the European Union.