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31st European Union Film Festival
November 11, 2016 until December 4, 2016

EUFF31 Official Poster, designed by Ross Proulx

Annual Membership
$15.00 or 2 for $25.00 (includes HST)

Ambassador Membership
$250.00 (includes HST)

Click here for more information about Membership.
Founded in 1984, the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) is an annual showcase of the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union. Over the span of four weekends, the Canadian Film Institute brings Ottawa audiences a wide selection of award-winning films from the Festival circuit, never-before-seen in the capital city.

Experience the drama, comedy, tragedy, and passion of the moving image from across the Atlantic alongside film fans, academics, students, and local expatriate communities. Five-film Passports for CFI members, and special prices for members, seniors, and students are made available. This prestigious event is presented in collaboration with the European Union Member States and the Delegation of the European Union to Canada.

In this 2016 edition, the EUFF has a new home and a new format. Our new home is Carleton University’s beautiful, state-of-the-art River Building Theatre, now familiar to and enjoyed by CFI audiences. Our new format is a weekends-only festival schedule; from November 11 to December 4 you’ll be able to spend four consecutive weekends in Europe!

We thank our partners in this important cultural event: the European Union Delegation to Canada, the participating EU Member States, and Carleton University.

River Building Theatre, Carleton University
3rd Floor (Theatre), 2nd Floor (Box Office)

How to get there:
Walk to campus from Hog's Back or Old Ottawa South (20 min)
Bike along the Rideau Canal and park in front
Take the OTrain to Europe! directly from the Transitway
Ride OCTranso on the #4 or #7
Drive and park on campus

Fridays: FREE at  Parking Garage P-9  (Level 1 only)
        Arrive early! Spaces are limited.
        $8.00 flat rate evening at other pay-and-display lots/levels

Saturday - Sunday: $4.00 flat rate all day at any pay-and-display lots on campus

City parking is available across Bronson Avenue at Brewer Park, as well as nearby streets off-campus. Off-campus parking follows City of Ottawa street parking regulations, and is often free during the evening.

Skip the line-up and purchase your tickets and passes in advance! With a ticket or pass in hand, you can proceed directly to the theatre.

Individual Tickets:
CFI Members, seniors (65+), students: $9.00 
Requires valid ID.

Non-members / General Admission: $13.00
  Carleton Students and Staff
Requires Carleton ID. Rush line only.

Festival Passes:

5-Film Passport: $40.00
CFI Members only. You must present
your Membership card at the door.

All prices include HST. Credit card required. Additional fees may apply. Memberships and passes purchased online must be picked up from the Guest Services table. Pass and ticket holders must arrive 15 minutes before start time to be guaranteed a seat.

Click here for more information about memberships. Memberships and passes purchased online must be picked up from the Guest Services table.

Rush Tickets (2nd Floor):
Rush tickets are available at the door, no earlier than 30 minutes before show time. Cash and credit card accepted. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

Marko Skop  •  Slovakia  •  2015  •  106 min
Slovak, with English sub-titles
Martti Helde  •  Estonia  •  2014  •  87 min
Estonian, with English sub-titles
Bille August  •  Denmark  •  2015  •  98 min
Danish, with English sub-titles
Vinko Bresan  •  Croatia  •  2013  •  96 min
Croatian and German, with English sub-titles
Christophe Wagner  •  Luxembourg  •  2015  •  107 min
Luxembourgish and French, with English sub-titles
Vlad Păunescu  •  Romania  •  2015  •  97 min
Romanian, with English sub-titles
Claudio Amendola  •  Italy  •  2014  •  95 min
Italian, with English sub-titles
Simon Fitzmaurice  •  Ireland  •  2015  •  94 min
Ibolya Fekete  •  Hungary  •  2015  •  110 min
Hungarian, with English sub-titles
Stepan Altrichter  •  Czech Republic  •  2014  •  94 min
Czech and German, with English sub-titles
Luis Galvăo Teles, Gonçalo Galvao Teles  •  Portugal  •  2016  •  105 min
Portuguese and Spanish, with English sub-titles
Katja Gauriloff  •  Finland  •  2015  •  75 min
Finnish, Saami, and French, with English sub-titles
Tsvetodar Markov  •  Bulgaria  •  2016  •  88 min
Bulgarian, with English sub-titles
Nejc Gazvoda  •  Slovenia  •  2014  •  102 min
Slovenian, Danish, and English, with English sub-titles
Thomas Lilti  •  France  •  2016  •  102 min
French, with English subtitles
Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah  •  Belgium  •  2014  •  100 min
Dutch and French, with English sub-titles
Krzysztof Lukaszewicz  •  Poland  •  2015  •  115 min
Polish and English, with English sub-titles
Gerardo Herrero  •  Spain  •  2015  •  96 min
Spanish, with English sub-titles
Dāvis Sīmanis Jr.  •  Latvia  •  2016  •  101 min
Latvian, with English sub-titles
Andreas Gruber  •  Austria  •  2015  •  124 min
German, with English sub-titles
Marinos Kartikkis   •  Cyprus  •  2015  •  104 min
Greek, with English sub-titles
Ronnie Sandahl  •  Sweden  •  2014  •  100 min
Swedish, with English sub-titles
Marius Ivaskevicius  •  Lithuania  •  2014  •  100 min
Lithuanian, Finnish, and English, with English sub-titles
Lars Kraume  •  Germany  •  2015  •  91 min
German, with English sub-titles
Joram Lürsen  •  Netherlands  •  2015  •  115 min
Dutch, with English sub-titles