Screening Dates
  • May 14, 2020 through
  • May 21, 2020
Free Virtual Screening

Presenting Partners
Canadian Film Institute, The Cinematheque, Winnipeg Cinematheque

The Delegation of the European Union to Canada, the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), and the diplomatic missions of EU Member States, in collaboration with Canadian presenting partners the Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa), The Cinematheque (Vancouver), and the Winnipeg Cinematheque, are pleased to present the annual European Union Short Film Festival — this year in a special online version you can stream for free from home! 

The festival, organized and curated by the Canadian Film Institute, features three lively programs of short films from European Union member states, and showcases 22 works in a variety of genres and styles, including drama, documentary, and animation. 

Complete program information and film synopses available here.

To stream this program:
Click on the Stream” button above.
Register for your free virtual ticket, which will include the link and promo code required to stream the films.
These programs are free to watch. (Donations gratefully accepted.)
Programs are not suitable for children.
The European Union Short Film Festival is only available to watch in Canada.
Cinematheque membership is not required.

Program 1 — All You Need Is Love
Eight unusual stories of love’s many and varied powers.
Latvia, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria

Program 2 — Well, Adjusted
Eight tales of how life changes; some adjustments will be necessary.
Austria, Greece, Belgium, Malta, Netherlands, Lithuania, France, Slovakia

Program 3 — Time Being, Time Passing
As these six films demonstrate, time waits for no one.
Croatia, Luxembourg, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic

Cover Still: Dust and Glitter, Michaela Čopíková & Veronika Obertová, Slovakia 2011
Below (L to R): Dober tek, življenje! (Bon Appétit, La Vie!), Urška Djukić, Slovenia 2016; The Juggler, Skirmanta Jakaitė, Lithuania 2018; The Call, Anca Damian, Romania 2018

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