The European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff11)

The Eleventh European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff11) 4 - 6 November 2022


Eleventh European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff11) 

4 - 6 November 2022

Previously directed by Andrea Sabadini.
new co-directors of epff Katalin Lanczi and Anne Patterson and the newly formed organising committee are delighted to announce epff11.

The theme of the festival is HOPE.

The last two years seem to have unleashed a veritable Pandora’s Box of disasters upon us: Brexit, Covid, the mounting evidence of climate catastrophe.

The last item left in Pandora’s Box, according to Greek mythology, was HOPE.

HOPE can represent the capacity to maintain or regain a sense of a sustainable future both psychically and in the wider world, that is in the internal and the external world.  Thus, hope can represent the life drive and our  relationship with the good object. Conversely, it can be a defence against unbearable reality and loss as well, when it is an expression of the manic defence.

The opening evening will introduce one of the most outstanding film directors of our time, Agnieszka Holland, our new Honorary President, whose work attests to both hope and despair. 

Email: - to register your interest

Royal Society of Medicine - 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

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.

Take a look at our highlights pages from epff7epff8 and epff9 and epff10.


November 4th, 2022 2:30 PM through November 6th, 2022 4:00 PM
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London W1G 0AE
United Kingdom
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.