Film-lovers will be delighted to hear that this year’s European Film Festival will be taking place online from 12 – 22 November, with a line-up including 12 brand new films, all of which are premiere screenings in South Africa.
The seventh iteration of the annual festival in South Africa, the 2020 European Film Festival will take on the theme of ‘Then and Now’, prompting moments of reflection and contemporary interrogation in a year of global upheaval.
The festival will also screen all of it films free of charge, apart from I am Greta, the R50 entry fee of which will serve as a fundraiser for a climate action group who will be awarded screening proceeds after the festival.
Emphasising her support for the festival’s continuity despite the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, EU Ambassador to South Africa, Dr Riina Kionka, says: ‘12 films in 11 days shows the determination of this European partnership to overcome difficult circumstances. Since my arrival in South Africa this is my second European Film Festival, and I can tell you that it is a cultural highlight not to be missed.’