4th EUNIC Film Festival Opening Ceremony [fr]
The 4th EUNIC Film Festival opened in spectacular style on 16 September at the Diogo Cão Portuguese Language Centre (Windhoek International School), with a cocktail reception and live performance by Lize Ehlers and Steffen List (TONETiC) followed by the screening of well received ‘Searching for Sugarman’, a British-Swedish film which won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary at the 66th British Academy Film Awards in 2013 and two weeks later won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.
The ceremony was well attended by over a hundred people such as members of the diplomatic corps including ambassadors and representatives of Venezuela, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, EU Delegation, UNESCO, the Namibian government representatives, and the public at large.
The international annual festival, an initiative of European Union National Institutes for Culture which is a network of international cultural relations institutes from the members states of the European Union, will be running until 23rd September with 11 European and one Namibian exciting documentary and feature films showing at various venues including the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC), Goethe Centre Windhoek and Diogo Cão Portuguese Language Centre (Windhoek International School) between the hours of 18H00 and 20H00.
In Namibia, the European Union Delegation to Namibia and the EUNIC Cluster Namibia composed of the British Council, Diogo Cão Portuguese Language Centre, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre and Goethe Centre as well as the Embassies of Finland and Spain facilitate the festival. This year, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Flanders and the Netherlands are also present through their diplomatic missions in South Africa.
It is the first time a Namibian film (Namibia Crossings – Spirits & Limits) will be screened at the festival, as a way of promoting cultural cooperation between the EU and Namibia. This year, the festival will also pay tribute to the Namibian music scene, with music videos from well renowned Namibian artists that will be shown at the beginning of each film screening.
As in previous years, all screenings are free of charge. Detailed programs will be available at festival venues and can also be downloaded from
Web page of the [FNCC>www.fncc.org.na]