Eu Film Festival comes to Bhutan
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.