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The 3rd European Film Screenings (EFS) Reveals the Participating European Films

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The 3rd European Film Screenings (EFS) Reveals the Participating European Films


The third edition of the European Film Screenings (EFS/03), taking place in the UAE (19 -27 October, 2016), has revealed the list of the European feature films participating in the programme. The EFS will boast a collection of 17 European films under the European Film Academy selection and the participating European Embassies in the UAE. The programme will also be screening six Arab feature films from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Lebanon and the UAE, along with a bundle of short films from Switzerland.

The third edition of the European Film Screenings (EFS) is held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and is hosted by the EU Delegation to the UAE and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic to the UAE, in collaboration with Novo Cinemas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The European Film Screenings is now recognized as one of the most esteemed independent cultural events in the UAE. This year's edition operates under the support of the European Film Academy, for the first time in its history, and, Eurimages, two of the most prominent cinema institutions in Europe, and is sponsored by Tharwa Productions, Aramex and Jumeirah. Furthermore, and for the first time, the EFS/03 will dedicate an entire Arab-European features programme.

The film screenings will be hosted by Novo Cinemas at its Abu Dhabi-based venue, the World Trade Center Mall Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi from 19-26 October, 2016, and at Ibn Battuta Mall and
Dubai Festival City Mall in Dubai from 20-27 October, 2016.

All screenings are free of charge and seats are allocated on a first come/first serve basis.

European Feature Films Participating in the 3rd European Film Screenings:

Goodnight Mommy | Austria | Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
The Snake Brothers | Czech Republic| Director: Jan Prusinovsky
Men & Chicken | Denmark | Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Ricky Rapper and the Nighthawk | Finland | Director: TimoKoivusalo
Comme UnAvion| France | Director: Bruno Podalyd├Ęs
H├Ârdur - Zwischen den Welten | Germany | Director: Ekrem Erg├╝n
The Lobster | Ireland | Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Mia Madre| Italy| Director: Nanni Moretti
Modris| Latvia, Germany, Greece| Director: Juris Kursietis
Voices From Chernobyl| Luxembourg, Austria, Ukraine | Director: Pol Cruchten
Meester Kikker| Netherlands | Director: Anna van der Heide
Miasto 44 (Warsaw 44)| Poland | Director: Jan Komasa
Arabian Nights Volume 1| Portugal| Director: Miguel Gomes
Koza| Slovakia, Czech Republic| Director: Ivan Ostrochovsk├Ż
La Isla Minima | Spain | Director: Alberto Rodr├şguez
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence| Sweden | Director: Roy Andersson
Paddington| UK | Director: Paul King

Arab Feature Films Participating in the 3rd European Film Screenings:

Let Them Come | Algeria | Director: Salem Brahimi
Before the Summer Crowds | Egypt | Director: Mohamed Khan
Abdullah | UAE | Director: Humaid Alsuwaidi
Very Big Shot | Lebanon, Qatar| Director: Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya
The Curve | Jordan, Egypt, France, UAE| Director: Rifqi Assaf
Al Medina | Jordan, Denmark | Director: Omar Shargawi

Swiss Short Films Participating in the 3rd European Film Screenings:


Hausarrest | Director: Matthias Sahli
Lucens | Director: Marcel Barelli
Nirin | Director: JosuaHotz
Subotika: Land of Wonders | Director: Peter Volkart
Suspendu | Director: Elie Grappe