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Czech Film "Snowboarders" at the EU Film Festival 2014

Date: 28 February 2014 - 11 March 2014, Venue: British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi

EU Film Festival, this year with a theme of "Voices of Youth", took place in New Delhi on Februry 28 - March 11, 2014. Czech Film "Snowboarders" was among EU films which excited the Indian audience. The EU Film Festival will continue till July 2014 from New Delhi to Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Kolkata.

As the global youth population reaches a historic high, hearing the youth becomes more important than ever. When young people aren't recognized for who they are, don't have their talents and views acknowledged, they may act out or collapse inward. Or they may just give you an odd grin and carry on having the best time of their lives.

19th European Union Film Festival in India presents a collection of 19 award-winning movies showcasing different stories of youth and the young. It's a collection of dreams and passion, fear and frustration, fun and joy, mistakes and recognition - all things old and young for both the young and not-so-young.

Brought to you by the Delegation of the European Union to India, embassies of member states of the European Union and organised with the helping hand of many local partners, the festival travels from February until July 2014 from New Delhi to Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Jodhpur, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Festival was inaugurated on 28 February 2014 at the British Council in New Delhi, with a special screening of the British comedy "Killing Bono", a story of two brothers who attempt to become global rock stars, but are left to only look on as their old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.

The fast-paced teen Czech comedy "Snowboarders" (2004), directed by Karel Janák, offers a more winterly setting. The film, which won the "Czech Lion Award" as the most popular film with the audiences, was screened in New Delhi on 11 March 2014 and was welcomed by incredible applause and joy from the Indian audience.

All films are screened in national languages of member states of the European Union, with English subtitles. Among them there are languages like Czech, Hungarian, Irish, Danish and Lithuanian - many of which the viewer may hear for the first time. Better than anything, all films portray Europe's fascinating diversity and its rich cinema tradition.

Entry to the festival is free, with seating on first-come, first-served basis. Screening schedules for all the cities are be regularly uploaded on the website of the Delegation of the European Union:

http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/india/more_info/euff_2014_en.htm