CROATIA PARTICIPATION IN BEAST
Fotografiju ustupio BEAST IFF
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. While exploring the Balkans, Baltics or Post-Communism, BEAST IFF opened a cultural umbrella covering 21 countries, with a unique representation focusing on new works and new talents representing the new faces of the New East in cinema.
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 300 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.
BEAST IFF takes place from 27 SEP — 1 OCTOBER in some venues in the city of Porto: Batalha Centro de Cinema — Casa Comum – Cultura U.Porto — Casa das Artes — Cinema Trindade — Passos Manuel — OKNa. The festival is organised by OKNA — Associação Cultural, with the support of International Visegrad Fund and Porto City Council.
CROATIA REPRESENTATIVES — BEAST IFF 2023 OFFICIAL COMPETITION
Loose OFFICIAL COMPETITION competing for best fiction film
Paula Skelin, Croatia, 2021, 18’
Horticulture OFFICIAL COMPETITION competing for best fiction film
Silva Ćapin, Croatia, 2021, 15’
To The Earthen Red OFFICIAL COMPETITION competing for best experimental film
Nika Pećarina, Croatia, 2022, 18’53’’
Republika OFFICIAL COMPETITION competing for best animated film
Antonia Begušić, Croatia, 2023, 11’15’’
While We Were Here OFFICIAL COMPETITION competing for best experimental film
Sunčica Fradelić, Croatia, 2022, 15’10’’
ALEPH OFFICIAL COMPETITION competing for best animated film
Slobodan Tomić, Croatia, 2023, 7’25’’
[izvor informacija BEAST IFF]