EFAD organised the screening of the Finnish feature film Aurora, in partnership with the Finnish Presidency on 19 November in Brussels in BOZAR. The event aimed at celebrating the beauty and diversity of European cinema.
The screening will be preceded by a cocktail organised with a coalition of associations from the creative sector, including the European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity (‘CEDC’), the Society of Audiovisual Authors (‘SAA’), Europa International, the Federation of European Film Directors (‘FERA’), the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas (CICAE), the European Producers Club, Cineuropa and the Lux Film Prize.
During the reception, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, the European Parliament Vice-President Klara Dobrev and Ms Riitta Kaivosoja (Director General, Finnish Ministry of culture) gave speeches underlining the importance of Europe’s audiovisual sector and European diversity.
The film was followed by a Q&A session with Director Miia Tervo and Producer Max Malka, moderated by the European Women's Audiovisual Network.
Aurora is a romantic-comedy directed by a young woman, Miia Tervo, an award winning writer and director from Finnish Lapland. The film released in 2019 opened the Göteborg Film Festival and is the Nordic Council Film Prize nominee from Finland. It was screened for the very first time in Belgium.