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The 33rd Edition of the European Film Festival Singapore

European Film Festival Singapore

In this article, you will find all the information you need for the month-long European Film Festival Singapore, Presented by the European Union (EU) Delegation to Singapore. 

The European Film Festival in Singapore has a rich history dating back to 1991, when it was first launched. Since then, it has become one of the most anticipated film events in the country, showcasing the best of European cinema. Over the years, the festival has grown in popularity and has become a platform for audiences to experience the diversity of European cultures through film. The festival has also served as a bridge between Singapore and Europe, fostering cultural exchange and promoting understanding between the two regions. With each passing year, the festival has continued to evolve, bringing new and exciting films, partnerships, and venues to Singapore.

The European Film Festival Singapore

I’m excited to share that a month-long movie festival is coming up! From April 23rd to May 25th, all the screenings will be held at the Projector (Cineleisure) theatre, 8 Grange Rd, Singapore 239695. The festival’s new screening location, in the heart of the city, makes it more accessible to the general public. This year, 24 films from 24 countries will be screened over a longer festival period than usual. 

This festival promises to be a treat for cinema enthusiasts. Its curated selection of movies caters to different tastes. You can expect to watch some acclaimed classics, indie films, and even new releases. 

Says Iwona Piórko, European Union Ambassador to Singapore: “I believe EUFF resonates with audiences here because European films celebrate cultures. Through this much-loved festival, we showcase the best contemporary European cinema and the richness of filmmaking across Europe. There is beautiful unity in our diversity. The movies not just entertain but cover issues of global relevance and speak of values and experiences that are universal and recognisable to all.”

“EUFF is a window into the intriguing world of European cinema and offers young Singapore filmmakers a platform. We need ever more ways of championing the inspiring ideas of youth. In this context, this year, the festival broadens its partnership with Singapore

filmmakers with its new partnership with the Film Facilitation Programme run by *SCAPE. This organisation supports the development of Singaporean youth. This complements the existing collaboration with film schools: Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies;

Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Art, Design and Media; LASALLE College of the Arts Puttnam School of Film and Animation. “EUFF, which started in 1991, is among Singapore’s longest-running foreign film festivals.

EUFF 2024 Dates & Ticketing

Festival tickets are $16 and available online. Concessions are extended to The Projector Fan Club, Senior/Student Fan Club, Senior Citizens, Students, NSFs, and Singapore Film Society members.

The opening film information 

Once we arrived at The Projector, we ordered a glass of wine from the Euff Bar and got ourselves seated for the upcoming Belgian film” Here.” Directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Bas Devos, this movie is about the humble life of a Romanian construction worker living in Belgium and how hot soup plays a big part in his life, from his friendships and family to his new love interest. 

About the movie

All movies have English subtitles, ranging from romantic Finnish movies to dramatic Czech Republic films. There is something for every type of movie lover. The last film being previewed on the 25th of May is a Hungarian drama called “Hungary.”

Film Synopsis

This touching story of a young rapper growing up in a brutal neighbourhood stars rising young actor Benett Vilmányi. Adam lives in isolation from society because of his severe stuttering. He works as a shepherd in Borsod, one of Hungary’s poorest but most beautiful regions. One day, he realises his stuttering stops when he starts rapping in rage. With his wild style and painfully honest lyrics, he becomes a sensation on YouTube (performing under the name Larry). He goes on to win a national online talent show with a song he wrote about his mighty police officer father’s unforgivable sins. He makes it to the competition’s finals but cannot rap in front of people. To live up to his popular online alter ego, Adam has to battle his inner demons and face the strange authority of his father.

About the European Union Delegation to Singapore: 

The European Union Delegation to Singapore opened an office on June 30th, 2004, and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Since then, the EU’s diplomatic representation has promoted closer ties between the EU and Singapore. The wide-ranging relationship has further strengthened and expanded in scope over the years. In close coordination with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States, the Delegation ensures consistency and effectiveness of the EU’s external action in Singapore.

With 27 countries, nearly 450 million people and the largest GDP in the world, the EU is forging an ever-closer relationship with Singapore, especially since the entry into force of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) in November 2019 and the elevation of its relationship with ASEAN to a Strategic Partnership in December 2020.

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