Entering its 5th edition, BEAST International Film Festival is returning to Porto from 21st to 25th of September 2022.

BEAST IFF 5.0 is looking for short and medium-lenght films to join its Official Competition Programme – productions from Central & Eastern Europe or by filmmakers of Eastern European descent worldwide irrespective of theme, as well as films by international filmmakers with a focus on the CEE region.

During the 7 festival days, BEAST IFF will turn Porto into the center of Central & Eastern European cinema culture through screenings, masterclasses, workshops and several industry related events.

Since its first edition (2017), BEAST IFF brought the community together in celebration of the best cinema from Central & Eastern Europe. Through its public screenings, BEAST IFF premieres a highly curated programme including feature films, 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 500 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.