14th EU film fest kicks off in Delhi

MUMBAI : The ‘14th European Union Film Festival in India‘ will be inaugurated today at 6 pm at Siri Fort Auditorium II in Delhi and will go on up to 22nd April. Other cities where it will be held include Mumbai, Pune, Kozihodhe, Chennai and Jamshedpur. Entry to all shows is free of charge on "first come first served" - basis.

The film "Czech Dream" will be screened at the inaugural function, as the Czech Republic currently holds the Presidency of the European Union.

In Mumbai, Fun Cinemas will host the event and in Pune the festival will be presented in assistance with Indian National Film Archive. Kerala State Chalachitra Academy and the Corporation of Kozhikode is the co-organizer in Kozihodhe. The partner of EU in Chennai is Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation and Kalamandir in Jamshedpur.

A selection of contemporary film productions of 19 European countries will be presented. Besides promoting mutual respect and understanding, the aim of the film festival is to encourage broad international cooperation programme of cultural and commercial relations between Europe‘s and India‘s film industry.

The Film Festival is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Commission to India and the Czech Embassy along with other European Union Member State Embassies and local partners.

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