EFP’s Westwind to showcase of European cinema in Russia


European Film Promotion (EFP) is organizing Westwind, a showcase of European cinema which will take place in St. Petersburg in Russia on April 19-23.

The spotlight will feature European Oscar submissions for Best Foreign Language Film.

Westwind aims to continue and intensify European cultural exchange with Russian audiences. The program of the five-day event features: Simon Verhoneven’s Welcome to Germany (Germany); Liberation of Skopje by Rade and Danilo Sherbedzija (Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / Croatia / Finland); Under the Shadow by Babak Anavari (UK / Jordan / Qatar); Runar Runarsson’s Sparrows (Iceland / Denmark / Croatia); Land of Mine by Martin Pieter Zandvliet (Denmark / Germany); Voices from Chernobyl by Pul Crutchen (Luxembourg / Austria); The Black Pin by Ivan Marinovic (Montenegro / Serbia); A Serious Game by Pernilla August (Sweden / Norway / Denmark); Letters From War by Ivo Ferreira (Portugal / Lebanon).

According to an EFP official press release, “the large interest in European films is reflected in sold out cinema screenings at the Angleterre Cinema Lounge – one of St. Petersburg’s few independent arthouse cinemas – and a great deal of attention has been generated for “The Westwind Collection” on Russia’s largest VoD platform ivi.ru. Since the launch of the online festival on ivi in 2015, the viewership for European films has increased significantly thanks to EFP’s promotional activities.”

Westwind is financially supported by Creative Europe – Media Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organizations.

For more information, go to http://www.efp-online.com/en/




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