Now in its 28th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington audiences.

This year's selection of more than 50 films includes international film festival award winners, European box–office hits and debut works by promising new talents, plus many countries' official Oscar® submissions for Best Foreign Language Film.

AFI thanks all the embassy cultural counselors of the EU member states and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in Washington, DC, for their continuing support of the AFI European Union Film Showcase.

Special thanks also to Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to the USA David O'Sullivan and the staff of the Delegation for their generous support.

Opening Night:

Q&A with filmmaker Fernando León de Aranoa post-screening reception. Support for the evening provided in part by the Embassy of Spain and SPAIN arts & culture.

Tue, Dec. 1, 7:15


Trailer Playlist

Look for the winter issue of AFI Preview, featuring the AFI European Union Film Showcase, in the Washington Post on November 20!

Tickets & Passports

$14 General Admission
$12 AFI Members (2-star level & higher)


Can't get enough of European film? With the Passport, you'll zip right past customs (the AFI Silver box office) and be admitted to every film in the showcase, NO TICKETS NEEDED. The all–access Passport gives you admission for one to every screening, including Opening and Closing Night films and Special Presentations, as well as access to Happy Hours. At the end of the showcase, you can see how many countries you "visited" by checking the stamps in your Passport! Valued at more than $750, the Passport is an incredible deal!

*Passport does not guarantee admission for late arrivals.* Empty seats are opened to standby patrons 10 min prior to showtime, and late seating is subject to management discretion. Passport holders should plan to arrive at least 10 min prior to showtime to ensure admission.

$200 General Public / $175 AFI Members



Stop by the café on select days during the showcase from 6:00 to 7:00 for Happy Hour! Happy Hours feature European drink specials, complimentary snacks courtesy of local restaurants and festive music. Enjoy a cold drink and a delicious appetizer before your film.

Happy Hour dates: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18

Happy Hour specials are valid ONLY for Passport holders and filmgoers attending shows in the AFI European Union Film Showcase on the given dates.

No passes accepted for screenings in the AFI European Union Film Showcase.

All films screened in DCP format.

AFI thanks the following supporters:


Gold Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Cultural Sponsors