The European Union Film Festival (EUFF), Singapore’s longest-running foreign film festival, will return from 10 to 22 May 2016 at Golden Village Suntec City.
Its 26th edition, with The Netherlands as the feature country, presents 30 films from 30 countries across Europe. The largest showcase yet, this year’s festival shines the spotlight on the opening film Admiral, a Dutch epic tale set in the 17th century. The 26th EUFF lineup features Ukrainian silent film The Tribe which won the Nespresso Grand Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival; award-winning Latvian documentary Ruch and Norie; Italian adventure film The Invisible Boy; and German drama Phoenix. The EUFF, known for showcasing the best of contemporary European cinema, will feature Swedish actress Alicia Vikander, winner of Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Oscars, in the Swedish film Hotel while renowned French actress-filmmaker Mélanie Laurent presents a fascinating investigation into alternative ways of living with her documentary Tomorrow.
The EUFF continues its tradition of presenting the best of local short films by emerging filmmakers through its partnership with educational institutions. This year, EUFF will showcase short films by students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies.
Due to the "circuit breaker," several arts facilities and venues, including indoor and outdoor performance venues (e.g. theatres, concert halls, blackboxes) will remain closed until further notice. Museums are to reopen on June 26, followed by heritage centres on July 3. Please contact the art galleries to check opening hours.