Welcome to the European Union Film Festival!
After two years of Zoom calls and online movies, it is time to get together for our annual European Union Film Festival!
We are both delighted to reach out to you to partake in this annual cultural mix from Europe, a continent that is home to 450 million people that celebrate every day it’s motto, United in Diversity.
Over the course of its existence, the EU FF has built a very strong and solid reputation amongst culture lovers and especially film lovers in Toronto. The silver screen has always been a place where fiction and fantasy combine to give the spectator hours of entertainment and we firmly believe that this particular edition will mark a true return to hours of togetherness.
Canada and the countries that form the European Union have many essential things in common, notably values such as freedom, tolerance, pluralism and democracy. This is extremely essential, especially today when Europe witnesses the return of barbarism at its frontiers since February 24 th when Russia decided to invade Ukraine.
Ever since films were born, they have been an essential component of what our culture. Film makers are not just entertainers. They are also witnesses to the evolution of our societies, our civilisation, our traditions and our way of living.
This year’s selection that will be showcased at the Alliance Française de Toronto aims to bring the best of the European contemporary cinema to Toronto, where movie goers are known for their taste for talents and variety. Toronto being the place where cultures of the world coexist to form a magnificent mosaic, we are convinced that this year´s EUFF will warm many hearts.
Come, relax and enjoy !
The Consul General of the Czech Republic in Toronto Mr. Petr Buriánek
The Consul General of France in Toronto Mr. Tudor Alexis