BEAST IFF presents the winners of the 2021 Official Competition

Check out below the short and medium-length films announced by our esteemed jury team at the Closing Ceremony, presented live on March 28th.

Every year, exciting new short and medium-length films compete for the awards of Best Fiction, Best Documentary and Best Experimental within the ambit of BEAST International Film Festival. 

The Official Competition presents works of emerging filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe, a pillar to the festival offer. With each edition, this competitive programme enriches BEAST IFF and its community, introducing new works, new faces through a diverse selection of style and form. 

From impressive visuals to candid portraits, the Official Competition gives perspective on The New East while being at the core of our festival.

This year, we counted on an esteemed team of judges: Elsa Cerqueira, Irina Trocan, Pedro Ferreira, Rita Capucho and Anton Yaremchuk. You can read more about the 2021 jury team HERE.

After a thorough evaluation, the judges announced the winners of this edition of BEAST International Film Festival. Check out the results and the video of our Closing Ceremony, presented live on Sunday, March 28th:


Jury Mention: NINA, Hristo Simeonov

East Wave Award: SH_T HAPPENS, Michaela Mihalyi and David Štumpf


Jury Mention: MATERNITY, Nataliya Ilchuk

Experimental East Award: THE CLOSE RIVER, Marta Hryniuk


Jury Mention: A CAT IS ALWAYS FEMALE, Martina Mestrovic and Tanja Vujasinovic

East Doc Award: PURE ART, Maksim Shved