European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022
European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022

About us

The festival’s history

The festival l’Europe autour de l’Europe is an annual festival based in Paris where, for two weeks the festival presents films from Greater Europe (47 European countries, members of the Council of Europe). About 50 feature-length films and a selection of documentaries as well as short, animation and experimental films are screened in legendary Parisian theatres, foreign cultural centres and other exceptional venues, where the viewers can discover old and contemporary European film masterpieces.

Since 2012, the festival presents a selection of 9 European films, unreleased in France, for the Prix SAUVAGE competition. The Prix PRESENT is awarded to the best documentary. The Prix SAUVAGE CORTO, founded in 2019, presents a panorama of the European short films – fiction, documentary, animation and experimental movies.

Masters of European cinema, friends of the festival

Among the guests that have participated in earlier editions of the festivals are masters of the European Cinema like Agnès Varda, Kine Aune, István Szabó, Marlen Khoutsiev, Carlos Saura, Henning Carlsen, Jan Troell, Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan, Márta Mészáros, Jonas Mekas, Kira Mouratova,Krzysztof Zanussi, Anja Breien, Karpo Godina, Knut Erik Jensen, Jos Stelling, Armand Gatti, Pierre Rissient, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Agnieszka Holland, Peter Fleischmann… Among French and International film critics, the festival has had guests such as Antoine de Baecque, Yvette Biro, Michel Ciment, Bruno Dietsch, Elise Domenach, Jean Douchet, Pierre Gras, Mathias Lavin, Kirill Razlogov, Sylvie Rollet, Paul Ryan, Eugénie Zvonkine.

The festival takes pride in introducing young directors from all over Europe to the Parisian audience: Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone, Verena Paravel, Ania Szczepanska (France), Veiko Ounpuu (Estonia), Ignas Jonynas (Latvia), Alanté Kavaité (Lithuania), Ninja Thyberg (Sweden), Gust van den Berghe (Belgium), Frères Bukharov, Gabor Horcher, Szabolsc Tolnai (Hungary), Albert Serra, Luis Lopez Carrasco, Miguel Llanso (Spain), Men Lareida (Switzerland), Daniel Hoesl, Albert Sackl, Philipp Fleischmann (Austria), Kirsten Sheridan, Pat Collins, Johnny O’Reilly (Ireland), Menelaos Karamaghiolis, Petros Sevastikoglou, Penny Panayotopoulou, Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, Mario Garefo (Greece), Jamal Khalaile et Raed Andoni (Palestine/Israel), Elmar Imanov, Engin Kundag, Frauke Finsterwalder (Germany), Eric Poppe, Eskil Vogt, Jan Vardoen (Norway), Mika Ronkainen (Finland), Stefan Ivancic, Andriana Stojkovic (Serbia).

Evropa Film Akt —
The association organizing the festival

Association Evropa Film Akt, public company by the Law 1901, was founded by director Irena Bilić and is directed by a 7-member administration council.

The association organizes a festival of European Films, L’Europe autour de L’Europe, and the production of short films and documentaries. The association also provides additional services such as artistic advice, translations and subtitling.