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EU Film Festival in Mozambique

Ciclo de Cinema Europeu

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


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.



Joint Committee for Cooperation between Flanders and South Africa


On 4 December, the eighth Joint Committee for Cooperation between Flanders and South Africa took place in Pretoria. The governments of Flanders and South Africa have enjoyed a fruitful relationship over the past twenty years. The meeting provided room for a mutual discussion on political, social and economic trends and for an extensive overview of these longstanding bilateral relations. Several common interests and topics for future cooperation were identified, including innovation, research, blue and circular economy, youth, and culture.

€ 5 million for agricultural projects in Malawi

On 16 November, the Government of Flanders approved a grant of 5 million Euro for agricultural projects in Malawi. A total of 300,000 families in rural areas will benefit. “The majority of the population consists of smallholder farmers. By increasing their productivity and improving market access for crops, Flanders chooses to contribute towards an efficient agricultural policy in Malawi,” according to Minister-president Geert Bourgeois.

Flemish street art in Cape Town


Harrington Street in Cape Town has acquired a whole new look, thanks to Flemish street artist Smates. With the support of the Government of Flanders in collaboration with Baz-Art, Smates (Bart Smeets), has created a 400 m2 public art work - the largest mural in Cape Town. Capetonians and visitors were able to watch the artist at work from 5 to 11 November. 





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