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Entering its 4th edition, BEAST International Film Festival is returning to Porto from 24th to 28th of March 2021. During the 5 festival days, BEAST IFF will turn Porto into the center of Eastern European cinema culture through online screenings, masterclasses and workshops.
BEAST IFF has introduced a new festival format for 2021, planning to hold the festival in March, with an online edition. The festival will have continuation until June 2021, through Visegrad Film Hub, including special monthly on-site screenings, masterclasses and workshops.
BEAST IFF - Festival of East European Film
24 - 28 March 2021 - ONLINE
Since its first edition (2017), BEAST International Film Festival brought Porto’s community together in celebration of the best cinema from Central & Eastern Europe. Through its public screenings, BEAST IFF premieres highly curated features, documentaries, short films and animation. The post-screenings Q&A create a space for connecting filmmakers, pioneers ,opinion-makers, and the wider audience.
Submit your film and give it the chance to be seen on the big screens of Porto’s cinemas.
BEAST IFF aims to provide a platform for emerging CEE filmmakers and Portuguese directors working abroad. Until now, BEAST IFF screened over 300 films, representing over 21 countries from the region. The official competition presents three categories: EAST WAVE (fiction film) EAST DOC (documentary film), and experimentalEAST (experimental film), screening short and medium-length films released in the last two year.
Besides the competition section, the festival invites filmmakers to submit their film for BEAST KIDS, an off-competition program dedicated to the younger public.