EUFF and Tisch Asia: A cultural global exchange
German filmmaker Wim Wenders has often criticized the nationalistic tendencies of Europe and stressed European cinema as the medium to reflect the continent’s diverse identity.
Attempting to expand on this is the 2011 European Union Film Festival (EUFF).
Its collaboration with the Tisch School of the Arts Asia goes beyond just adding a superficial local touch. Functioning as an authentic cultural exchange, the festival extends itself as a platform for up-and-coming filmmakers.
Tisch Asia, besides having a robust film program that touches on the genre of European cinema, offers a multicultural perspective with a student body hailing from about 21 countries, including Australia, China, India, Japan, Ghana and Cuba.
Leveraging off its diverse student body, the EUFF has partnered with Tisch Asia, offering its students the rare opportunity to showcase their best short films alongside internationally acclaimed European features.