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EU Film Festival in Mozambique

Ciclo de Cinema Europeu

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The 15th edition of the European film festival in Mozambique takes place from 10 to 24 May in Maputo, from 15 to 30 June in Beira and from 22 to 29 July in Imhambane. 14 European films will be shown. The Flemish movie that will be screened during the festival is The Broken Circle Breakdown (Ciclo Interrompido), which was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film in 2014. You can see it in Maputo on 11 May at 17:00 and on 18 May at 19:30 at the CCFM (Centro Cultural Franco Mocambicano): Avenida Samora Machel, nº468, CP 491 - Maputo Cidade. In Beira you can watch it on 16 June at 18:00 at CUCA-UP (Centro Universitario de Cultura e Artes, Praca 3 de Fevereiro, Ponta Gea. On 26 July at 18:30, the film will be screened in Inhambane at Cine-teatro Tofo, Rua da Cultura.

EU Film Festival in South Africa

2016 European Film Festival runs from 6 - 15 May in 4 cities in South Africa

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The European Film Festival 2016 takes place from 6 to 15 May in 4 cities in South Africa: Cape town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria. 11 European films will be shown. The festival is set to bring the best of contemporary European film to cinemas in South Africa.

As Europe is busy rethinking itself and its place in the world, there is one thing that we can continue to be sure of: more than ever, artists and thinkers all over the continent – and beyond – are needed to share their voices, to challenge and question Europe, and to show us new facets of what it means to arrive in Europe, to live in Europe – or to leave it and look at it from the outside.

Film has always been a powerful medium to share such views – and with this in mind, we are more than happy to present the European Film Festival 2016, which is set to bring the best of contemporary European film to cinemas in South Africa.

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Flanders' Pretoria office blows out 20 candles

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On the 14th of February, our office celebrates 20 years in South Africa!

A trade office for Flanders had already been established in Johannesburg and Cape Town as early as 1 January 1994. It would however take another 5 years before the first General Representative of the Government of Flanders (known as the Counsellor for the Flemish Community), Mr. Yves Wantens, took up the post in Pretoria. was succeeded by Mr. David Maenaut, whose mandate ran from September 2008 to July 2014. His successor, since July 2014, is Dr. Geraldine Reymenants.

Ministerial PAGE Conference

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On 10 and 11 January the General Representative of the Government of Flanders, Dr. Geraldine Reymenants, participated in the third Ministerial PAGE Conference, in Cape Town, South Africa, where she advocated for more ambitious action to reduce our carbon footprint. The PAGE Conference brought together political leaders, UN agencies, civil society representatives and practitioners to discuss successes and challenges regarding the transition to a green and inclusive economy in their respective countries. Participants discussed themes such as social inclusion, circular economy, green finance and sustainable consumption and production.
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