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Pune: NFAI European Film Festival to feature films from 22 countries

For the first time, NFAI in association with the Delegation of the European Union and the Directorate of Film Festivals will host a “Masterclass” on June 12.

pune Updated: Jun 09, 2017 21:10 IST
Prachi Bari
The festival will be inaugurated by Riho Kruuv, Ambassador of Estonia to India on 11th June 2017 at 6.30 pm at the National Film Archives of India
The festival will be inaugurated by Riho Kruuv, Ambassador of Estonia to India on 11th June 2017 at 6.30 pm at the National Film Archives of India (HT PHOTO)

NFAI will be hosting the European Union Film Festival 2017 in Pune from the July 11 featuring a selection of the finest and most riveting films from Europe. The Festival premieres with a screening of the Estonian film ‘Cherry Tobacco’ and will conclude on June 17.

In its 22nd edition this year, the European Union Film Festival features a bouquet of the 22 latest and award winning European films from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. This year, the festival will screen movies from genres ranging from comedy to gripping family drama, romance and adventure. 

Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and the National Film Archive of India and Directorate of Film Festivals, the festival will run till 17th June, 2017. The festival will be inaugurated by Riho Kruuv, Ambassador of Estonia to India on 11th June 2017 at 6.30 pm at the National Film Archives of India in the presence of Prakash Magdum, Director, National Film Archive of India and two young film directors from Estonia, Katrin Maimik and Andres Maimik, whose film ‘Cherry Tobacco’ is the opening film at the festival this year. 

For the first time, NFAI and the Delegation of the European Union and the Directorate of Film Festivals will host a “Masterclass” in Pune on 12th June, 2017. Conducted by the Estonian film directors, Katrin Maimik and Andres Maimik, it will cover topics such as direction, screen writing and international film making.