September 27 – 30 | Porto, Portugal

On its second edition, BEAST – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL continues showing the latest  Eastern European cinema in Portugal. This year, the festival is proposing a broader experience with the first edition of Visegrad Film Hub, an initiative supported by International Visegrad Fund, providing support for the works of the region, activation of networks and educational events. This collaborative experience with four other film festivals from the V4 countries will also focus on presenting regular screening while developing an audience on the Portugal territory. This is to be the first event of its kind,  a gathering of film enthusiasts, young professionals and a step further in building the identity of the New East.


V4 and After: A Film Journey – with screenings of contemporary and archive cinema from the four countries.

V4 Academy – A series of workshops focused on young filmmakers and kids, but also with masterclasses for industry professionals and young animation filmmakers.

Visegrad Collection – a new creative online platform connecting professionals from Portugal and around the globe, with the new talents from Central and Eastern Europe.


The V4 countries will be represented by major film festivals partners on VISEGRAD FILM HUB:

Fest Anča is an international animation festival in Žilina, Slovakia. Its purpose is to show contemporary, progressive animated films to commemorate the best of the genre’s history. The long-term vision is to promote the art of animation and all its forms, filling an empty space in this art form in Slovakia.

New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, started as an event meant to present independent art cinema. Throughout the years, it grew to be one of the most important film festivals of Central and Eastern Europe and is now on its 18th edition.

Brno16 Film Festival is one of the oldest film festivals in the Czech Republic with its 59th edition in 2018. The main programme consists of a contest of fictional films with a single formal condition of being up to 30 minutes. The festival has accumulated a vast expertise in guest lectures, art exhibitions, discussions and workshops.

BuSho Film Festival was born in Budapest in 2005, becoming an international breakthrough in a very short period of time, only two years. The festival was created as a solution for the need to give the more and more thriving short film society an opportunity to introduce itself in Budapest, and young talents the possibility to prove themselves in an international field.

Full program to be announced soon.

The Visegrad Fund is an international donor organization, established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries, working to promote regional cooperation in the Visegrad region (V4) as well as between the V4 region and other countries.