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.


TEAM & CONTACTS

OKNA (PLUSEAST) CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

Rua Igreja de Cedofeita 27, 4050-306 Porto

info(at)beastfilm.pt / +351 916 500 204


HEAD OF FESTIVAL

RADU STICLEA - radu(at)beastfilm.pt

Phone: +351 916 500 204


MANAGEMENT/ORGANISATION

Production

BIANCA STANEA - bianca(at)beastfilm.pt

Phone: +351 933 188 612

Production Assistance

SIMONA RUKUIZAITE, ADAM ENGLER, PAVLA ROUSKOVA 

Administration

ALEKSANDRAS SIKTOROVAS 

Guest Management

MONA SHIRIN - guest(at)beastfilm.pt

Team Management

BENEDETTA GRASSO

Logistics

BEATRIX RENCSISOVSZKI


PROGRAMME

Head of Programme

RADU STICLEA -  radu(at)beastfilm.pt

Selection Committee - Official Competition 

BIANCA STANEA, BOHDAN ZHUK, MARTA REIS, VLAD LUCA, RADU STICLEA, ANDRE LAMEIRAS, LKHAGVADULAM PUREV-OCHIR

Programme Assistance

BOHDAN ZHUK, MIHAI BAN, MARTA REIS, TERESA VIEIRA, SIMONA CONSTANTIN


COMMUNICATION

Communication Manager, Press Office

MARIANA BENEVIDES - mariana(at)beastfilm.pt

Communication Assistance

SIMONA RUKUIZAITE, MIHAIL CEBANU, MARIA-JOAO MAIA, LIVIA BARTS, PEDRO CARAPETO

Website

CAROLINA BONZINHO, MARTA AREOSA

Graphic Design

ANDREI PANTEA, ALEXANDRU PONORAN, ADAM ENGLER, LEANDER MERESAAR

Photo-Video

ALEXANDRU PONORAN, ADAM ENGLER, MIGUEL SANTOS, LEANDER MERESAAR