The 2nd edition of the European Film Festival will be held in Saudi Arabia to screen 16 films. The even will run from 7 to14 June at the VOX Cinemas, Sahara Mall in Riyadh.
The festival is organized by the Delegation of the European Union in Riyadh, in collaboration with embassies of EU member states and the Arabia Pictures Entertainment company.
The 16 films are from Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
The festival aims at facilitating cultural exchange, promoting European cinema, and enhancing communication between Saudi and European filmmakers through specialized events.
Among the festival’s guests are Directors Nuno Beato from Portugal, Sébastien Tulard from France, and Isabel Fernández from Spain, who will meet with filmmakers and fans for an open dialogue.
All the films and side events will be held at the Vox Cinema, the official sponsor of the festival in partnership with Ecole Camus, Alliance Française, the Goethe Institute, and the embassies of France, Portugal and the Netherlands.