Since September 2017, OKNA (PLUSEAST) CULTURAL ASSOCIATION has been presenting BEAST International Film Festival, an event shining a light over the East European cinema landscape, taking place in Porto, Portugal. While exploring the Balkans, Baltics or Post-Communism, BEAST IFF opened a cultural umbrella covering 22 countries, with a unique representation focusing works and talents representing the new faces of the New East.
The festival is establishing itself as a complex channel of contemporary culture from Central & Eastern Europe to Portugal, focused on cinema but extending its program with parallel activities such as exhibitions, masterclass sessions, workshops and unique related industry events.
The festival structure is designed in a way that is able to provide a diverse collection of films, as part of the Official Competition, as well as the special programs such as Focus Country, Portuguese Abroad or BEAST KIDS. All of this contributes to bringing a broader and more complete selection to the big screens of Porto.
Until now, BEAST International Film Festival presented over 400 films (short, medium length and feature) of which several world, European and Portuguese premieres, within 10 categories with more than 150 screening sessions including special line-ups of national and international guests.
The 5th edition of BEAST IFF will take place between 19 – 25 September 2022 in the main venues of Porto.
Team & Contacts
OKNA (PLUSEAST) CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
Rua Igreja de Cedofeita 27, 4050-306 Porto, Portugal
firstname.lastname@example.org / +351 916 500 204
HEAD OF FESTIVAL
RADU STICLEA – radu(at)beastfilm.pt
Phone: +351 916 500 204
BIANCA STANEA – bianca(at)beastfilm.pt
Phone: +351 933 188 612
SIMONA RUKUIZAITE, ADAM ENGLER, PAVLA ROUSKOVA, DOMINIKA LUSNIAK
Mona SHIRIN AL-ARIQI – guest(at)beastfilm.pt
Head of Programme
Selection Committee – Official Competition
BIANCA STANEA, BOHDAN ZHUK, MARTA REIS, VLAD LUCA, RADU STICLEA, ANDRE LAMEIRAS, LKHAGVADULAM PUREV-OCHIR
BOHDAN ZHUK, MIHAI BAN, MARTA REIS, TERESA VIEIRA, SIMONA CONSTANTIN, LEANDER MERESAAR, DOMINIKA LUSNIAK
Communication Manager, Press Office
MARIANA BENEVIDES – mariana(at)beastfilm.pt
SIMONA RUKUIZAITE, MIHAIL CEBANU, MARIA-JOAO MAIA, LIVIA BARTS, PEDRO CARAPETO, RITA MARINHO
Webdesign and Development
CAROLINA BONZINHO, MARTA AREOSA
ALEXANDRU PONORAN, ANDREI PANTEA, CAROLINA BONZINHO, MARTA AREOSA
ALEXANDRU PONORAN, ADAM ENGLER, MIGUEL SANTOS, OLGA WARDEGA