December 4–22

The best of European cinema…without the jet lag.

Now in its 32nd year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington audiences – with 46 films representing all 28 EU member states, including award winners, regional box-office hits, debut works by up-and-coming talents and new works by leading auteurs, plus 11 of the top contenders for this year's Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film and 10 U.S. and North American premieres.

Tickets & Passports

Single Tickets
$15 General Admission
$13 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 and Special Presentations. At the end of the showcase, you can see how many countries you "visited" by checking the stamps in your Passport. Valued at nearly $700, the Passport is an incredible deal!

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

$250 General Admission/$225 AFI Members

No AFI Member or readmit passes accepted for screenings in the AFI European Union Film Showcase; no refunds on ticket purchases in the AFI European Union Film Showcase.

All films screened in DCP format.

AFI Thanks the Following Supporters




Support the AFI European Union Film Showcase

Show your support for the AFI European Union Film Showcase by donating directly to the festival through the link below, and receive special recognition onscreen throughout the festival as an EU Film Friend! As a nonprofit institution, every donation received allows AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center to maintain the outstanding quality of programming for which it is known.

Click here to donate.