My Europe 2011 was screened from December 2011 until February 2012 across Europe.
The festival brought productions made by European filmmakers and dealing with European issues to screen. Our local partners in various European countries are of different kind. Among them are cinemas, universities, youth organisations and national cultural agencies. The aim is to bring European films, dealing with European issues to a truly European audience.
My Europe presented two programmes:
• Living in Europe tells a story about a meeting through time and cultures, about bringing together characters, traditions, expectation, about authenticity and particularities.
•Politics and Policies makes a statement about borders, conflicts and diplomacy, decisions and consequences, confrontations and compromises.
If films are not explicitly about Europe, the European dimension comes out of the comparison of stories, conflicts and topics. In the end there is a colourful picture of Our Europe.
A Europe without borders is an opportunity for exchange, sharing and inspiring but also o challenge for defending identities and cultures. To discover the European bound we called for an explorer, a story teller, a film maker. My Europe describes a traveling experience, a cross-over through European dimensions, understandings and perspective.