One of BEAST’s aim is to provide a platform for young Eastern European artists, or Portuguese artists working abroad - for our Portuguese Abroad section, to present their work in a western country, Portugal.
BEAST International Film Festival is set to bring Eastern European cinema and its audiovisual culture to Porto, a thriving cultural center in Europe’s westernmost country - a bridge connecting the two sides of the Old Continent. BEAST IFF aims to present a unique film scene with fresh and intriguing storylines, depicting a specific and contemporary society. It is the first Film Festival totally dedicated to Eastern European cinema taking place in Portugal, promoting the film industry, culture and identity.
Selection Media Type: Vimeo, WeTransfer or other file-sharing services
Screening format: DCP, QuickTime H264, MP4 H264, MPEG2 HD, Blu-ray.
Subtitle language: English
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Festival director: Radu Sticlea
Festival co-director: André Lameiras
All kind of animation, live action or documentary films for children, no longer than 60 minutes with opening and closing credits.
This includes every type of film that defies in any way the “normal” experimenting with either the materials used or the frames, the script, etc.
Young directors of documentary are invited to submit their short or medium length films to be brought to the Portuguese public.
EastWave gives perspective over the best short and medium length fiction films of the last two years made in an Eastern Europe context.