Tuesday, May 11, 2010

20th European Union Film Festival (EUFF)

The European Union Film Festival is here again! Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the EUFF is one of Singapore’s longest-running film festivals. Since attending my first EUFF last year, I have been looking forward to it. This film festival is a window into the intriguing world of European cinema.

My husband and I were first invited to the European Union Film Festival’s (EUFF) Blogger Movie Fiesta on 29 April 2010 at the Spanish Embassy Residence. The movie "Irina Palm" (Luxembourg) was very entertaining.

We were also invited to the official opening of the film festival which hosted the grand premiere of Spanish film, Broken Embraces, (one week ahead of its commercial launch) by famed director Pedro Almodóvar and starring the beautiful Penelope Cruz at Golden Village VivoCity.

Mr Sam Tan, Parliamentary Secretary for Information, Communications and the Arts, was the Guest-of-Honour. I was flattered when he came over to say "Hi". He is the perfect gentleman. :)

This year's festival will showcase 17 films from 17 European countries, ranging from drama, action to animation films. They offer intimate insights, quirky perspectives, romantic musings, and breathtaking panoramas of the landscape, life and culture in Europe. Not surprising that on the opening day, almost 80% of the movies have sold out.

The Festival will run until 16 May 2010. Stand a chance to win Nokia phones with every pair of European Union film festival tickets purchased online!

Screening schedule

Berth for wheelchair

Thanks to Golden Village Vivocity for making an arrangement to have a staff to escort me to the cinema when I called ahead to say I was in a wheelchair.

P.S. - For the past weeks, I was having problems uploading my photos, thus the delayed publishing. :(.

First Commenter -


  1. That sounds wonderful! I love the movies! And my husband and I enjoy foreign films.
    Also very good that you had a chance to get help while in your wheel chair. When I broke my foot, I was amazed at how wonderful people were offering to help me.

  2. Looks like the publicity for the event is getting better. 80% of the movies sold out. I wish for a chance to tour Europe.

  3. You are so damn famous and cool. So much so that so many people actually invited you to so many events. :)

  4. Wow, looks like fun. hope you win the camera. be sure to report on the films you see please. we love alternative theater. it's the best.

  5. Wooooow, what and adventure and of course I love the idea of that you attend a festival of European art, work and culture :-)

    So: any Norwegian movies (or do you want to wait to see some when you are joining us in August?) :-)

  6. That's a nice evening out for you and hubby. :)

  7. hands up with you mommy blogger... so many invitations!

    it's nice to see international films, very interesting

  8. I really impressed on how very accessible for you to be there. I am not sure it is the same here in Malaysia.

    On the other hand, I love watching European movies. Their point of view it definitely different from the Hollywood plate of dish. I am definitely will try to watch few of you have suggested.

    Have a nice day ECL!

  9. Hope u enjoyed the event and hope u get well soon.

    Best regards,

  10. u have not recovered?

    Hope to catch some films during the Spore FF

  11. Sounds like you had a great time. I spent a month in a wheel chair. It wasn't easy.
    Have a good weekend.

  12. Wow ECL you are still pretty busy despite being in a wheelchair! You rock girl!

  13. No update? Busy busy? Hope you're all well.