Years running: 15 (since 2008)


Central and Eastern European Film Festival.


The CinEast film festival is dedicated to presenting the current film productions from countries of Central and Eastern Europe, part of what was formerly called the Eastern Bloc. Although focusing on the recent feature films, the festival equally presents the most remarkable documentaries, animated works and short films. Besides film projections, the festival also offers a rich programme of accompanying events, including concerts, exhibitions, debates and gastronomic evenings, as well as support to a charity project. 


  • Grand Prix 
  • The Special Jury Prize
  • Critics' Prize
  • An Audience Award for Best Feature 


  • Films made by directors from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. Exceptionally, other films having a strong connection to the mentioned countries can be considered;
  • completed in 2018 and 2019;
  • with English and/or French subtitles (or in English/French);
  • feature films with running time over 60 minutes;
  • Short films should not be longer than 40 minutes.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    April 15, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    June 30, 2019
  • Notifications
    September 18, 2019
  • Event Dates
    3 — 20 October 2019
Categories & Fees

Running time over 60 minutes

  • Regular Deadline — €6

Running time over 60 minutes

  • Regular Deadline — €6

Short films should not be longer than 40 minutes.

  • Regular Deadline — €3
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