about us

BEAST International Film Festival is set to bring Eastern European cinema and its audiovisual culture to Porto, a thriving cultural center in Europe’s westernmost country - a bridge connecting the two sides of the Old Continent.

BEAST IFF aims to present a unique film scene with fresh and intriguing story lines, depicting a specific and contemporary society . This will be the first film festival totally dedicated to Eastern European cinema taking place in Portugal, promoting the film industry, culture and identity.

Placed in the heart of Porto, Portugal with a competition section of short and medium length film, special screenings, interactive workshops, masterclasses and side events organized all over the city. BEAST International Film Festival is brought to you by PLUS EAST - Cultural Association* in partnership with the City Council of Porto, Cineclube do Porto and other local and international cultural institutions.

*Plus East is a cultural association based in Portugal, build around the motto “from East to West” reflecting the mission – promotion of Eastern European culture and contemporary arts in Portugal and other European countries.