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PROMOTE THE ROMANIAN FILMS

ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE WORLD

Calgary European Film Fest

Since 2011

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FOUNDERS

Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, and France

"Once upon a time (circa end-of-2010), there was a wee but vibrant community of 15,000 proud Calgarians of Romanian heritage who urged their official strong “voice”, namely the Romanian-Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary (RCCAC) to put them on the map (after 112 years of significant contribution to making Canada and Alberta the wonderfully multicultural land they are today). RCCAC’s then-Board listened and worked tirelessly for a whole year to add a Romanian Film Festival to the ever richer cultural life our city enjoys. November 2011 saw a magical weekend of acclaimed Romanian films being presented to all Calgarian movie aficionados. The Plaza Cinema in the heart of lovely, quirky and spirited Kensington area felt like the epicenter of everything European not just the masterfully crafted canvas of everything Romanian.

... Calgary European Film Fest (CEFF) took flight in November of 2012: five nations came together to make it happen. There’s twenty-two of us right now, Canadian (and Calgarian) communities of European Descent and there are a full ten days of film bliss happening every November right here. We are grateful, we are blessed…and we know we are loved and fondly watched by all Calgarians, irrespective of ethnicity or continent our ancestors left behind for a better life…". - Maria Serban

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Initiators: Maria Serban, Lelia Miron, Tudor Dinca


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2018 Calgary European Film Festival

October 19, 2018

RCCAC as partner, sponsor, and supporter of CEFF invites you to the movie!

The 2018 Calgary European Film Festival will take place at the Globe Cinema, starting on Saturday, November 3rd and ending on Sunday, November 11th, 2018.

Romania: Doua Lozuri | Two Lottery Tickets (2016) | dir. Paul Negoescu, 1 hr 26 min | Sunday, November 4, 2018, 5:00PM, Screen 1| Friday, November 9, 8:15PM, Screen 1

The 2018 Calgary European Film Festival will take place at the Globe Cinema, starting on Saturday, November 3rd and ending on Sunday, November 11th, 20

RCCAC as partner, sponsor, and supporter of CEFF invites you to the movie!


The 2018 Calgary European Film Festival will take place at the Globe Cinema, starting on Saturday, November 3rd and ending on Sunday, November 11th, 2018.


Saturday, November 3, 2018: Austria, Norway, Spain, Italy

5:00PM, Screen 1: Mademoiselle Paradis (2017) | dir. Barbara Albert, 1 hr 37 min

5:30PM, Screen 2: Skyggenes dal | Valley of Shadows (2017) | dir. Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen, 1 hr 31 min

7:15PM, Screen 1: Estiu 1993 | Summer 1993 (2017) | dir. Carla Simón, 1 hr 37 min

7:45PM, Screen 2: Finche c’e Prosecco | The Last Prosecco (2017 | dir. Antonio Padovan


Sunday, November 4, 2018: Czech, Romania, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Germany

3:00PM, Screen 2: Bába z ledu | Ice Mother (2017) | dir. Steven Komandarev, 1hr 43 min

5:00PM, Screen 1: Doua Lozuri | Two Lottery Tickets (2016) | dir. Paul Negoescu, 1 hr 26 min

5:30PM, Screen 2: Heights (2017) | dir. Victor Bojinov, 2hr 8min

7:15PM, Screen 1: Tonio (2016) | dir. Paula van der Oest, 1 hr 40 min.

7:45PM, Screen 2: 3 Days in Quiberon (2018) | dir. Emily Atef, 1 hr 55 min


Monday, November 5: Moldova, Sweden

6:00PM, Screen 1: 100 Risings (2018) | dir. Max T. Ciorbă, 60min

7:15PM, Auditorium 1: Sameblod | Sami Blood (2016) | dir. Amanda Kernell, 1h 50min


Tuesday, November 6: Germany, Spain

6:00PM, Screen 1: 3 Days in Quiberon (2018) (Rerun) | dir. Emily Atef, 1 hr 55 min

8:15PM, Screen 1: Estiu 1993 | Summer 1993 (2017) (Rerun) | dir. Carla Simón, 1 hr 37 min


Wednesday, November 7: Bulgaria, Poland

7:15PM, Screen 1: Heights (2017) (Rerun) | dir. Victor Bojinov, 2hr 8min

8:15PM, Screen 1: Najlepszy | Breaking the Limits (2017) | dir. Lukasz Palkowski, 1 hr 48 min


Thursday, November 8: Switzerland, Serbia

6:00PM, Screen 1: Der Grosse Sommer (2016) | dir. Stefan Jäger, 1 hr 39 min

8:15PM, Screen 1: Santa Maria della Salute (2016) | dir. Zdravko Sotra, 1 hr 58 min


Friday, November 9: France, Romania

6:00PM, Screen 1: Plaire, aimer et courir vite | Sorry Angel (2018) | dir. Christophe Honoré, 2 hr 12 min

8:15PM, Screen 1: Doua Lozuri | Two Lottery Tickets (2016) (Rerun) | dir. Paul Negoescu, 1 hr 26 min


Saturday, November 10: Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Croatia

5:00PM, Screen 1: Kincsem (2017) | dir. Attila Till, 1hr 43min

5:30PM, Screen 2: Najlepszy | Breaking the Limits (2017) (Rerun) | dir. Lukasz Palkowski, 1 hr 48 min

7:30PM, Screen 1: Sameblod | Sami Blood (2016) (Rerun) | dir. Amanda Kernell, 1h 50min

7:45PM, Screen 2: Comic Sans (2018) | dir. Nevio Marasovic, 1 hr 43 min


Sunday, November 11: Slovakia, Albania, Czech, Greece

12:30PM, Screen 2: The Return (2017) | dir. Kastriot Abdyli, 1 hr 21 min

2:30PM, Screen 1: Čiara | The Line (2017) | dir. Peter Bebjak, 1 hr 48 min

4:30PM, Screen 1: Bába z ledu | Ice Mother (2017) (Rerun) | dir. Bohdan Sláma, 1 hr 46 min

5:00PM, Screen 2: Polyxeni | dir. Dora Masklavanou, 1 hr 40 min​

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November 5-12 - 2017 Calgary European Film Festival

August 24, 2017

Here is the list of the movies for each country during the 6th edition of the CEFF:

Albania: “Bota” | Austria: “Blockbuster: Life in moving pictures” | Bulgaria: “Directions” | Croatia: “ZG80” | Czech Republic: “Fairy Tales for Emma” | France: “The stopover” | Germany: “Welcome to Germany” | Greece: “Lines” | Hungary: “Kills on wheels” | Italy: “Indivisible” | Moldova: “Eastern Business” | Norway: “The King’s choice” | Poland: “Spoor” | Romania: “Graduation” | Serbia: “The black pin” | Slovakia: “The teacher” |Spain: “The olive tree” | Switzerland: “My life as a zucchini”


BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! The 6th edition of the Calgary European Film Festival will take place from Nov.5th to Nov.12th at Cineplex Eau Claire. #CEFF2017 


This year, 18 European communities are working together to make this beautiful festival happen! The program and the tickets are available on our website: http://calgaryeuropeanfilmfestival.ca/tickets/

CEFF Wrap Gala | Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM | Fionn MacCool's Calgary Eau Claire |

255 Barclay Parade S. W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 5C2

You’re cordially invited to celebrate our 6th year of bringing award-winning European films to Calgary movie lovers!


Together, over 7 days, we've presented 18 films on behalf of 18 cultural societies and communities.

Join us for delicious bites, great drink prices, and outstanding artist entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Multilingual Book Fair - Saturday, at Eau Claire

COME BUY GREAT BOOKS IN YOUR LANGUAGE AND SUPPORT THE CEF

September 28, 2016

The organizers of the Calgary European Film Festival are inviting you to a book sale on Saturday, October 1st, at Eau Claire Market. The event will take place from 12 pm to 6 pm and will be offering Bulgarian, German, Slovak, Czech, Polish, French Spanish, and Romanian books and DVDs for all ages. The funds raised will support the Calgary European Film Festival.

The Calgary European Film Festival - 5th Edition

CEFF 2016 - NOVEMBER 7-13, AT THE GLOBE

September 28, 2016

The 5th edition of the Calgary European Film Festival will take place in the second week of November, at the Globe Cinema. This year, the CEFF will show movies from 16 countries: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, the Czech Republic.

All productions will be screened in their respective languages with English subtitles.

Details about the films, tickets, and passes will be available on the festival’s website, www.CalgaryEuropeanFilmFestival.ca.

The 2016 CEFF edition is organized by the European Cultural Society of Calgary with the support of the Albanian-Canadian Association of Calgary, Calgary Bulgarian Society, Croatian Canadian Cultural Centre, Alliance Française de Calgary, Association for German Education in Calgary, Hungarian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary, Calgary Italian Club, Moldovan Community of Calgary Association, Polish Canadian Cultural Centre, Romanian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary, Serbian Fest Calgary, Aula Cervantes Calgary, Swiss Cultural Society Calgary, AB, Canada, Czech Business Association of Canada, Slovakian School in Calgary, Slovakian Embassy in Ottawa. This year's gold sponsor is TR Canada.

Check out our Social Media:

Facebook.com/CalgaryEuropeanFilmFestival or @CEFilmfest #CEFF

#Get in touch at at [email protected]

#YYC, give me five! Five years of CEFF!

August 30, 2016

Festivalul de Film European din Calgary, Editie Aniversara in 2016

Daniela Apostoaei | Articol publicat in Jurnalul de Dambovita

January 12, 2016

Si pentru editia de la sfârsitul anului trecut, organizatorul Festivalului de Film European din Calgary - Societatea Europeana Culturala a ajuns la perioada de bilant a manifestarilor ce însotesc fiecare editie a evenimentului.

Alaturi de celelalte 11 asociatii partenere, la editia de la finele anului 2015, Asociatia Culturala a Românilor Canadieni din Calgary (RCCAC) si-a adus o contributie semnificativa. Noi tari participante, detalii organizatorice bine întocmite, structurarea bugetului sunt doar cateva din elementele de care partea româna s-a ocupat îndeaproape pentru cea de-a patra editie a festivalului: „Fata de editiile precedente, ca element de noutate a fost faptul ca am reusit sa aducem alaturi de noi înca doua tari: Serbia si Ungaria.

La acest aspect s-a adaugat si un buget mai mare pe care l-am avut comparativ cu alte editii, ceea ce ne-a permis sa investim mai mult în realizarea publicitatii evenimentului: am avut postere, bannere, materiale informative, pliante, brosuri, publicitate realizata la posturile locale de radio si televiziune. Toate acestea împreuna au contribuit la o crestere semnificativa a audienţei de la 1.100 persoane în anul 2014 la 1.700 în 2015”, a mentionat Adrian Glavan, membru al bordului decizional din cadrul CEFF Calgary.

Si pentru ca, odata cu încheierea oricarei manifestari ramâne mereu „loc pentru mai bine”, pentru editia viitoare a Festivalului de Film European din Calgary organizatorii au deja pe agenda de lucru alte elemente de noutate:

„La editia aniversară din 2016, datorita succesului de anul trecut al festivalului, deja am primit confirmarea a înca doi parteneri care ni se vor alatura, Asociatia Italienilor si Asociatia Austriecilor. Din partea noastra, ca societate româneasca de cultura, am venit cu propunerea de a se institui un al doilea produs cultural pe lânga festivalul de film, cu care sa deschidem manifestarea: ne gândim poate la o expozitie de fotografie cu participanti din diverse etnii sau participarea unor cineasti, documentaristi, pictori, artisti. Dorim sa punem pe firmament artisti locali si sa îi promovam”, a concluzionat Maria Serban, presedintele Asociaţiei Culturale a Românilor Canadieni.

Nu ne ramane decat sa speram la un alt eveniment de succes pentru anul acesta si sa urmarim îndeaproape pregatirile care se vor desfasura pentru editia aniversara a Festivalului de Film European Calgary 2016.


Comunicat de presa 

Cinematografia romaneasca in lumina reflectoarelor la Festivalurile de film european din Canada

November 21, 2015

20 noiembrie 2015

În a doua jumătate a lunii noiembrie și începutul lunii decembrie, se desfășoară în Canada mai multe festivaluri de film european, în organizarea ambasadelor, a consulatelor sau centrelor culturale din statele membre UE, a asociațiilor comunităților etnice și a Delegației UE în colaborare cu parteneri locali, cum ar fi Canadian Film Institute. România este reprezentată prin filme recente în toate aceste festivaluri.

Publicul larg canadian va putea urmări ”Love building” (regia Iulia Rugină) la 1 decembrie, în cadrul Festivalului de film european de la Vancouver, care se desfășoară între 27 noiembrie – 9 decembrie, ”O poveste de dragoste – Lindenfeld” (regia Radu Gabrea) la 26 noiembrie, în cadrul Festivalului de film european de la Toronto, care se desfășoară între 14 – 24 noiembrie, ”Closer to the moon” (regia Nae Caranfil) la 30 noiembrie, în cadrul Festivalului de film european de la Ottawa, care se desfășoară între 20 noiembrie – 10 decembrie. La Festivalul de film european de la Calgary (12-15 noiembrie), organizat prin inițiativa și implicarea asociațiilor culturale ale comunităților etnice, printre care Asociația culturală româno-canadiană din Calgary este membru fondator al evenimentului, a fost prezentat, la 12 noiembrie, filmul ”Aferim!” (regia Radu Jude). Actorul și interpretul Ioan Gyuri Pascu a fost invitatul de onoare al Galei care a deschis Festivalul european de la Calgary.

Festivalurile de film european din Canada sunt evenimente culturale prestigioase, care au crescut în vizibilitate și prestanță de la an la an – Festivalul de film european de la Ottawa sărbătorește, în acest an, cea de-a 30-a ediție și a devenit deja un reper cultural al toamnei pentru publicul larg din regiune. Aceste Festivaluri sunt o fereastră deschisă către Europa și o ocazie pentru România de a prezenta un produs cultural bine primit de critica de specialitate și lucrări vizionate și premiate la unele dintre cele mai importante festivaluri internaționale.

Contact: [email protected] 

Noiembrie 12 - 15: Un Weekend Cultural Extraodinar

November 16, 2015

Doua activitati culturale de exceptie s-au desfasurat in Calgary in luna noiembrie: Festivalul European de Film si concertul live Ioan Gyuri Pascu & The Blue Workers.

Aici sunt canteva imagini de la evenimentele noastre.

Mai multe imagini de la Festivalul de Film European gasiti pe blog-ul Intouch.News:

http://www.intouch.news/events/2015/11/15/calgary-european-film-festival-day-2

http://www.intouch.news/events/2015/11/15/calgary-european-film-festival-day-3

http://www.intouch.news/events/2015/11/16/calgary-european-film-festival-day-4

http://www.intouch.news/events/2015/11/16/calgary-european-film-festival-gala

Corespondenta speciala din Canada in Jurnalul de Dambovita

PELICULE ROMÂNEŞTI LA FESTIVALUL EUROPEAN DE FILM CALGARY

DANIELA APOSTOAEI, CODRUT MIRON

November 16, 2015

Explozia culorilor toamnei va înscrie pe agenda manifestărilor culturale ale oraşului canadian Calgary, din provincia Alberta, cea de-a patra ediţie a Festivalului de Film European Calgary European Film Festival CEFF.
Evenimentul a debutat ieri, 12 noiembrie, şi se va încheia pe 15 noiembrie, sub umbrela organizatorului festivalului - Societatea Europeană Culturală Calgary şi a celor 12 asociaţii partenere: Association for German Education in Calgary, the Calgary Bulgarian Society, cIneMAGINE and Alliance Française de Calgary, the Croatian Centre, the Calgary Moldavian Community, the Czech Business Association of Canada, Serbian Fest Calgary, the Hungarian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary, Instituto Cervantes Calgary, the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre, the Romanian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary, the Swiss Cultural Society of Calgary.

CITITI ARTICOLUL COMPLET IN JURNAL DE DAMBOVITA.

The European Film Festival

November 16, 2015

FEATURED BY CBC NEWS CALGARY - READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

The festival starts on Friday evening at the Globe Cinema downtown and runs through Sunday. It features a dozen films from Germany, Serbia, France, Hungary, and other European countries. All of the movies include English subtitles and are from a variety of genres from comedy to historical drama. There is even a Swiss documentary about industrial beekeeping called More Than Honey that has some incredible footage of bees, including a bee sex scene in slow motion. More than Honey plays on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Calgary European Film Festival

WANT TO SEE A GOOD MOVIE? THE CALGARY EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING UP!

October 26, 2015

WHEN: November 12-15, 2015

WHERE: Globe Cinema (617 8th Ave SW, Calgary)

FESTIVAL PROGRAM: viewable here

TICKET INFO: http://calgaryeuropeanfilmfestival.ca

The fourth edition of the CEFF brings to Calgary critically acclaimed movies from 12 European countries. This year participants are Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Switzerland, Spain, Serbia, and the Czech Republic.

The festival will open with “Aferim!”, a 2015 film directed by Radu Jude. The drama that explores the enslavement of the Roma minority back in the 19th century, won the Silver Berlin Bear this year at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Spain is one of the countries that has joined the CEFF this year with ‘’Marshland / La isla mínima’’, one of the best Spanish films of 2014. The movie was directed by Alberto Rodríguez and won important awards – including ten Goya Awards.

Another film scheduled for Friday, November 13, is “Liza the Fox-Fairy / Liza, a rókatündér”, a 2015 Hungarian comedy/fantasy in the vein of ‘’Amelie’’. The movie won the New Director's Showcase Award at the Seattle International Film Festival.

All productions will be screened in the original language with English subtitles.

The 2015 CEFF edition is organized by the European Cultural Society of Calgary with the support of the Association for German Education in Calgary, the Calgary Bulgarian Society, cIneMAGINE and Alliance Française de Calgary, the Croatian Centre, the Calgary Moldavian Community, the Czech Business Association of Canada, Serbian Fest Calgary, the Hungarian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary, Instituto Cervantes Calgary, the Polish Canadian Cultural Centre, the Romanian Canadian Cultural Association of Calgary, and the Swiss Cultural Society of Calgary.

Check out the festival's Social Media: Facebook.com/CalgaryEuropeanFilmFestival.

/@CEFilmfest #CEFF

For more information, please email [email protected]