From the 4th of July, film lovers will be in for one of their annual movie treats. The Cinephile Film Club of the Entertainment Society of Goa in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to India, Directorate of Film Festival, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (Govt. of India) is organizing the 24th European Union Film Festival. It will be inaugurated on 4th July 2019 at 6 p.m. at the hands of Shri Daulat Hawaldar (Finance Secretary – Government of Goa) in the presence of Shri. Raimund Magis- Deputy Head of EEAS.
The festival which would be held from 4th July to 18th July 2019 would be an bonanza of films from all over Europe. The movies will be screened at Auditorium 1, Maquinez Palace, ESG Complex, Panaji. This festival is open to public and the seating availability would be on a first come first serve basis. A total of 23 films will be screened over a period of 15 days. To make it convenient for the general public, the films will be screened at 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.
The opening film Diamantino is from Portugal and the film has won several laurels including two awards at the Cannes film festival in 2018. Directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, the story is about a footballer hence there couldn’t have been a better opening film for the Goa edition of the EUFF.
Mr. Peter Sant from Malta, the producer and director of the film Of Time and the Sea will be present screening and a Q &A on 7th July at 5.30pm.
Several internationally acclaimed films like Styx (2018) from Austria which won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Berlin, King of the Belgians (2016) from Belgium, the French film Hope, Bubblegum from Bulgaria will be screened.
The films to be screened at the EUFF 2019 are –.