The first European Film Festival to be held in Suva is on this weekend, with films from Finland to France, Slovakia to Spain and more.
The European Film Festival is an annual and global event. This year, the Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific brings the European Film Festival to the Pacific for the very first time.
Launching the festival at the Press Club event hosted at the European Union Residence in Suva, the European Union Ambassador to Fiji and for the Pacific, Sujiro Seam said: “As we emerge from the challenges and isolation we confronted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Film Festival brings us together to enjoy the cinema with friends and family. It is a reminder of the importance of sharing our stories and experiences with one another, and an opportunity to reconnect with all that we share in common.’’
The European Film Festival in Suva will showcase seven films with productions from ten different European countries with a variety of styles, genres and stories. They provide a window to the vibrant world in Europe — from Finland to France, Slovakia to Spain, and more. They give an insight into the lives of Europeans from all backgrounds and show that we all have our own unique stories to tell, but that our humanity is what unites us all. The themes are universal and touch upon people with disabilities, refugees, prisoners on rehabilitation programs, friendship, family ties, struggle for livelihood and many more.
The screening schedule is here https://www.eeas.europa.eu/delegations/fiji/european-film-festival-2022-suva-fiji_en
Films will be shown at Damodar City Cinema and Village 6 Cinema in Suva. Seats are free, and available on a first come first served basis on the screening date. Reservations are not required.