The 9th edition of EFF is a fact! Every edition is a joyful journey in which our team discovers many great films from all over the world. We had an enormous amount of submissions this year, so we keep on growing. At the start of every festival season it’s always a challenge to see if the programme will come together, but we’re excited to say that we put together an inspiring selection for our audience to watch once again.
For the first time our festival has a theme: Dare to be Different!
It’s all about the choices we make as a festival. During the festival we dare to show you films that confront you with your inner fears or harsh realities, show you love or make you feel at ease. Stories that need to be told, voices that need to be heard, and images that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
We dare filmmakers to be bold, to be inventive, and to stay curious. We are happy to see that more and more makers are pushing the boundaries of traditional filmmaking in new hybrid forms. In our Makers programme we invited some of these filmmakers to tell their story on how they stand out and how they Dare to be Different. Being different is about being yourself, staying true to who you are, and daring to share your story. In a world where everyone can be ‘a Kardashian’, we feel it’s important to be quirky and that perfection can be perfectly boring.