Eu Film Fes­ti­val comes to Bhutan

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Pro­vid­ing a glimpse into the Europe’s fas­ci­nat­ing di­ver­sity and its rich cin­ema tra­di­tion, the Euro­pean Union to­day launched it’s first-ever Film Fes­ti­val in Bhutan in Thimphu last Tues­day.

The Euro­pean Union Film Fes­ti­val (EUFF) was in­au­gu­rated by Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Ly­onpo Mingbo Dukpa, Euro­pean Com­mis­sioner for De­vel­op­ment, An­dris Piebalgs and the Euro­pean Union Am­bas­sador to In­dia and Bhutan Dr João Crav­inho dur­ing their visit to Thimphu. The launch was at­tended by RGOB’s se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tions and youth of Bhutan. The fes­ti­val opened with the screen­ing of the Ger­man movie ‘Lessons of a Dream’ at the City Cin­ema, Thimphu.

The EUFF is or­ga­nized by the Del­e­ga­tion of the Euro­pean Union to In­dia and Bhutan, with the support of the Min­istry of In­forma- tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and the Aus­trian De­vel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tion, Thimphu. Nine­teen Euro­pean coun­tries are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the fes­ti­val, which will be held in City Cin­ema from Oc­to­ber 21 to Oc­to­ber 28. Themed “Voices of Youth”, the fes­ti­val will fea­ture 19 award-win­ning films, all in their na­tional lan­guages, with sub­ti­tles in English. The aim of show­cas­ing the works of Euro­pean film-mak­ers is to ex­pose the au­di­ence to Euro­pean arts and cul­ture.

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