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THE LAST AUTUMN selected for The Changing Face of Europe at Hot Docs

The Last Autumn by Yrsa Roca Fannberg has been selected as part of European Film Promotion's third edition of the program The Changing Face of Europe at the prestigious documentary film festival Hot Docs in Toronto. 

The program features ten outstanding European documentaries and all ten of the films selected for the programme will take part in Hot Docs Industry All-Access Online program. The program will run during the original dates of the festival and continue until May 31. The Festival's public screenings have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

The Last Autumn had its world premiere at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was directed by Yrsa Roca Fannberg and produced by Hanna Björk Valsdóttir for Akkeri Films and Biti aptan bæði.

More than a thousand autumns ago, humans arrived with their animals to a land pushed up against the Arctic Ocean. Autumns came and autumns went. Where the road ends, Úlfar, the last in a long line of farmers, lives with his wife. As autumn returns, their grandchildren arrive from the city to attend the last herding of the flock. Next autumn farming will cease and all the sheep will be gone, but the landscape pushed up against the Arctic Ocean will continue to tell about that one last autumn.

The Last Autumn was shot by Carlos Vásquez Méndez and edited by Federico Delpero Bejar. The music is by Gyda Valtýsdóttir and sales for the film are being handled by Akkeri Films: hannabjork@gmail.com.

The films in The Changing Face of Europe were selected by the festival, based on recommendations by EFP member organizations representing Europe's film promotion institutes. They feature timely themes such as family separation and family support, alternative life concepts, gender identity and self-empowerment. Once more this year's selection spotlights the increasing presence of works by women – seven of the 10 films are by female directors or female director teams. EFP's initiative is supported by Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the participating EFP member organisations. „We are very happy and thankful to the festival that despite this difficult situation, we have the opportunity to bring European stories to the world and to connect filmmakers digitally with important decision-makers. Nothing has changed in our mission, namely to promote the diversity of outstanding European documentaries throughout the world", said EFP's Managing Director Sonja Heinen.

For further information about Hot Docs visit the festival's official website