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Posted On: 18 October 2018 02:52 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:01 pm

First-ever European Film Festival in Qatar to open tonight!

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We've reported last time that the The European Cultural Cluster (EUNIC) in Qatar is holding the so-called 'European Film Festival' (EFF) for the first time in Qatar and tonight at 8 PM, it's officially screening its opening film at the Museum of Islamic Art's posh auditorium.

The fulfillment of a European-themed film festival in Qatar is a bold attempt to bring the cultural diversity of Europe closer to Qatar. EFF is an excellent opportunity to present the EU cultural diversity with screenings of outstanding films contributed by EU Member States, reflecting the official motto of the EU: “United in Diversity”.

The festival will screen at least 10 films in different languages—Austrian, Belgian, Bulgarian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish. Diverse themes such as migration, sports, life struggles and different genres, including drama, romance, fantasy and comedy will be featured during the course of the film fest which will conclude on October 23.

A screencap for the German film "Cherry Blossoms"
A screencap for the German film "Cherry Blossoms"

The festival in a nutshell:

  • All the films will be screened in the original languages with subtitles in English or Arabic.
  • No reserved seating
  • All films are rated 15+
  • No food or drinks allowed
  • Please turn off mobile phones

The film festival will have two screenings per day (5pm and 8pm) with the exception of the opening day on October 18 and 21.

Click HERE for the festival programme.

A screencap for the Bulgarian film "Infinite Garden"
A screencap for the Bulgarian film "Infinite Garden"

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