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European Union Film Festival Toronto: Amerika Square

November 14, 2017

The European Union Film Festival is in its 11th year and runs from November 9-23.


Amerika Square is the film entry from Greece, which will be premiered on Tuesday November 14.

Amerika Square: Tattoo artist Billy and unemployed Nakos are best friends from Athens. Old bachelor Nakos is racist, obsessed with the victim mentality, and completely frustrated with Greece’s increasing immigrant numbers. Billy, however, is in favour of foreigners coming into the country. They meet in Amerika Square in Athens because of Syrian refugee Tarek.

Original Title: Πλατεία Αμερικής
Country: Greece
Director: Yannis Sakaridis
Cast: Themis Bazaka, Ksenia Dania, Nikkos J. Frangos, Vassilis Koukalani, Kostas Kourtidis
Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic, Greek
Runtime: 86 minutes
Release Date: 2016

Awards and Festivals

Thessaloniki Film Festival 2016 – Special Youth Jury Award
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2017 – Orpheus Award

About the EUFF

The European Union Film Festival is a Not-for-Profit organization, and is a unique cultural collaboration of EU Consulates and Cultural Institutes in Toronto. The mission is to reflect the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema in Toronto, the world’s most multicultural city. Founded in 2004 as a salve to Hollywood monotony, this free festival showcases 28 contemporary films drawn from each of the EU’s member countries. EUFF is a unique festival and the only one in the world to bring together disparate EU Consulates and local cultural institutes for collaboration. The festival takes place in November every year at The Royal Cinema.

Participating EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Festival Goals:

To present a Film Festival reflecting the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema
To feature Canadian premieres of European films
To showcase national and international award-winning films
To engage in cultural collaborations and dialogues between EU countries and Canada
To support and feature emerging and established filmmakers
To celebrate the diversity of Europe in the heart of the most multicultural city in the world


November 14, 2017
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Royal Cinema Toronto
608 College Street
Toronto, Canada
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