Presented in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

November 30–December 19

The best of European cinema…without the jet lag.

Now in its 31st year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington, DC-area audiences. This year's selection of more than 40 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.

The complete schedule will be announced in early November.

One-Day Sale Fri, Nov. 2!

On Friday, November 2, we're discounting ticket prices for all of the films in the EU Film Showcase — for one day only — from noon until midnight. You MUST be a Silver Rewards participant and logged into your account to take advantage of the deal. Not a Silver Rewards member yet? Join now!

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 more than $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.

Early-bird sale rate through Nov. 1:
$175 General Admission/$160 AFI Members/$135 Students (with valid I.D.)

After Nov. 1:
$200 General Admission/$175 AFI Members/$150 Students (with valid I.D.)

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.

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.

AFI thanks the following supporters: