Chills, goose bumps, fear, excitement, irony and dark humor. This section offers several films from the darkest corners of Europe. Some will scare or astound you, others are sure to provoke you through irony and a cruel sense of humor. These are dark films for dark souls.
This section features the most interesting European films produced in the past two years. All films were recognized by both critics and viewers throughout Europe.
This regular thematic section presents motion pictures where music is the leading motif. With documentaries about star musicians, biographical films, and even a peek behind the scenes of showbiz, this year’s DEF once again moves to the rhythm of music.
Documentary Europe is a selection of exceptional EU documentary films suited to the big screen.
European literature is incredibly rich and diverse. The emergence of cinematography gave it a chance of a second life – the most famous literary works could be adapted for the big screen. Cinematography and literature have been meeting and inspiring each other more and more over the last few decades. As 2018 has been selected the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), the „To the Point“ section of this year’s DEF, prepared together with the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic, is dedicated to literature on the silver screen. The section therefore focuses on different forms of translating literature into the language of film. „To the Point“ brings you several new film adaptations, as well as some distinctive portraits of selected writers. The selection of the films shows us how to „write with film“.
This section, devoted to the European Parliament LUX Film Prize - an award that promotes European cinematography, values and social issues, will present the 2017 winner and other finalists.
European film awards are often spoken of as “the Oscars of Europe”, awarding prestigious prizes to the best European films, filmmakers and protagonists. Europe’s Best presents award winning films from the past year - the best films Europe has to offer.