The European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff)


Since launching in 2001, the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff) has grown into a varied, lively and very popular event, attracting hundreds of people interested in film and psychoanalysis from all over the world.

Directed by BPAS psychoanalyst Andrea Sabbadini, the epff gathers together lovers of film, psychoanalysts, filmmakers, scholars and critics, to watch, discuss and reflect upon a selection of excellent films over the course of a weekend.

The theme of this year’s festival, epff9, is Interiors/Exteriors. These apparently opposed territories can at times harmoniously coexist, while at others they clash with each other in painful, disturbing or, possibly, transformative ways.

This idea is highly pertinent to both cinema and psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is at its very core about how we experience within us what is happening in the world outside. Conversely, it also investigates how the roles we assume in external reality – particularly in relationships – are shaped and affected by our inner worlds.

Cinema, too, has always explored ideas around relatedness and disconnection; surfaces and depths; visible images and what lies behind them; our deep inner worlds and the vast, sometimes unfathomable world beyond us.

epff9 will take place from 2 - 5 November 2017 at BAFTA

To book tickets for epff9 and view the festival programme, please click here

Or take a look at our highlights pages from epff7 and epff8.