The European Film Screenings is now recognized as one of the most esteemed independent cultural event in the UAE. This year’s edition operates under the support of the European Film Academy, for the first time in its history, and Eurimages, two of the most prominent cinema institutions in Europe, and is sponsored by Tharwa Productions, Aramex and Jumeirah. Furthermore, and for the first time, the EFS/03 will dedicate an entire Arab-European features programme.

The third edition of the European Film Screenings (EFS) is held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and is hosted by the EU Delegation to the UAE and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic to the UAE, in collaboration with Novo Cinemas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

"This year’s program is one of the richest and most diverse of the three editions, with some of the most interesting and internationally acclaimed feature films from all over Europe paired by an outstanding Arab feature film program, which brings the cultural dialogue through the language of cinema to a completely different level” says Alessandra Priante.

The film screenings will be hosted by Novo Cinemas at its Abu Dhabi-based venue, the World Trade Center Mall Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi from 19-26 October, 2016, and at Ibn Battuta Mall and Dubai Festival City Mall in Dubai from 20-27 October, 2016.

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