November 12–28, 2021

European Union Film Festival 2021

Europe without the jet lag.

Welcome to our second special edition of the European Union Film Festival! Due to the ongoing concerns caused by a now fading but by no means finished pandemic, the three festival presenters in Canada—the Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, The Cinematheque in Vancouver, and the European Union Toronto Film Festival—along with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the EU member states, have decided to bring you another exciting virtual version of the EUFF.

This year’s online festival, like last year’s, is available to watch across Canada. Each film will be live” for a 48-hour period; some will be supplemented with exclusive filmmaker interviews and introductions. All films will be presented in their original languages, with English subtitles available.

To launch the 2021 edition of the EUFF in Vancouver, The Cinematheque will present a special in-theatre screening of the Slovenian thriller Inventory on November 12. Details and tickets for this one-night event can be found here.

Our three film organizations are proud to work together again to bring you the best in contemporary cinema from the European Union. We wish you an eye-opening, thought-provoking, and entertaining European Union Film Festival. 

Thank you, once more, for your passionate support during this marathon of challenging times.

Vive le cinéma!

Get EUFF ready! Visit euf​fon​line​.ca to browse the lineup, purchase passes, and learn how to watch.

Media Sponsors

EUFF 2021 Media Sponsors


For assistance in making the 2021 European Union Film Festival possible, The Cinematheque is grateful to Diodora Bucur, Press Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Canada (Ottawa); Tom McSorley, Executive Director, Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa); Jérémie Abessira, Executive Director, EU Toronto Film Festival; and the Embassies and Consulates of all European Union member states.

List of Programmed Films

Date Film Title Director(s) Year Country
2021-Nov Inventory Darko Sinko 2021 Slovenia
2021-Nov Cream Nóra Lakos 2020 Hungary
2021-Nov Ladies of Steel Pamela Tola 2020 Finland
2021-Nov The Cabin Jean-Louis Schuller 2021 Luxembourg . . .
2021-Nov Into Dad’s Woods Vero Cratzborn 2019 Belgium . . .
2021-Nov Acasă, My Home Radu Ciorniciuc 2020 Romania . . .
2021-Nov Intimate Enemy Karel Janák 2018 Slovakia . . .
2021-Nov Made in Malta Julian Galea 2019 Malta
2021-Nov The Year Before the War Davis Simanis 2021 Latvia . . .
2021-Nov Extracurricular Ivan-Goran Vitez 2019 Croatia
2021-Nov Queen of Hearts May el-Toukhy 2019 Denmark . . .
2021-Nov Tailor Sonia Liza Kenterman 2020 Greece . . .
2021-Nov Charter Amanda Kernell 2020 Sweden . . .
2021-Nov Once Were Rebels Johanna Moder 2019 Austria
2021-Nov Gump: The Dog That Taught People How to Live F.A. Brabec 2021 Czech Republic
2021-Nov Buladó Eché Janga 2020 The Netherlands
2021-Nov The Jump Giedrė Žickytė 2020 Lithuania . . .
2021-Nov Reunion Niki Iliev 2019 Bulgaria
2021-Nov Senior Citizen Marinos Kartikkis 2020 Cyprus . . .
2021-Nov Chasing Unicorns Rain Rannu 2019 Estonia
2021-Nov Precious Ivie Sarah Blaßkiewitz 2021 Germany
2021-Nov 25 Years of Innocence: The Case of Tomek Komenda Jan Holoubek 2020 Poland
2021-Nov Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away Emer Reynolds 2020 Ireland
2021-Nov Mandibles Quentin Dupieux 2020 France . . .
2021-Nov Small Body Laura Samani 2021 Italy . . .
2021-Nov Variações: Guardian Angel João Maia 2019 Portugal

Cinematheque passes and Ticket Packs cannot be used for virtual EUFF screenings.

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