Beast International Film Festival 25 — 29.09.2024


The 7th BEAST Festival of Central and Eastern European Film is looking for short and medium-length films to join its Official Competition Programme.

BEAST IFF is looking for 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.

Entering its 7th edition, BEAST International Film Festival is returning to Porto from the 25th to the 29th of September 2024. During the 5 festival days, BEAST IFF will turn Porto into the centre of Central & Eastern European cinema culture through screenings, masterclasses, workshops and several industry-related events.

7th BEAST International Film Festival
25 – 29th of September 2024
Porto, Portugal

Since its first edition (2017), BEAST International Film Festival brought Porto’s 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&As 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 four categories: EAST WAVE (fiction film), EAST DOC (documentary film), experimentalEAST (experimental film) and AnimaEAST (animation film), screening short and medium-length films released in the last two years.


Photo credit: While We Were Here, Sunčica Fradelići, Best Experimental Film, BEAST IFF 2023