The "European Capital of Culture" initiative is among the most prestigious European cultural events and an ambitious task of promoting and uniting both local and international artists. 2019 marks the first year that a Bulgarian town acquired the title. The eternal Plovdiv is this year’s “European Capital of Culture” and in the spirit of the program, a new film festival is providing motion to the social and cultural essence of the city.

The "Film Factory: A journey through Time" project presents contemporary inspirational films from around the world, both narrative and documentary works. The sections include a rich array of stories that sharpen our perceptions of today's problems and open our horizons, minds and hearts! The festival program in March and April includes films about nature, our past, our present and our future - the politics that steer our lives, our daily routine - fashion, food and all those things that inspire us.

We will showcase the diversity of European cinema with a special focus on movies addressing the shifting frame of mind that Europeans are facing in the wake of globalization — the changes in their lives, their beliefs and doubts, their search for identity. Through the informative, educational and entertaining format of the festival, we aim to have a positive impact within many of social circles in our town, and increase the understanding about constantly changing values in our way of life and culture.

We at “Art Fest” together with the Municipal Foundation “Plovdiv 2019” invite everyone to experience with us the colorful palette of films we have included in the festival program and to meet with significant directors, by enjoying variety of interesting locations, discussions and even a live concert!

The project is part of the programme of Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019.

 

 

  • Programme

April 07th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS 3D

April 11th - 21:00h
LUCKY Cinema House

PUTIN’S WITNESSES

April 12th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE

April 13th - 18:00h
LUCKY Cinema House

WINGS OF DESIRE

April 13th - 20:30h
Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

KING OF THE BELGIANS

April 14th - 18:00h
Tobacco City, 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str.

BREAD AND CIRCUSES + #Together LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 14th - 20:45h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

LIKE CRAZY

April 17th - 18:00h
Plovdiv University, 6th Auditory, Building 1 Recotrate

THE GREEN LIE + Ecology LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 18th - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

MONTY PYTHON: LIFE OF BRIAN

April 20th - 20:30h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST

April 21st - 20:30h
THEATRE, Plovdiv Drama Theatre Yard

THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER

April 22nd - 18:30h
LUCKY Cinema House

THE DEATH OF STALIN

April 25th - 18:30h
Tobacco City, 16 Ekzarh Yosif Str.

GLORY + LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION

April 30th - 18:00h
Plovdiv University, 6th Auditory, Building 1 Recotrate

WOMAN AT WAR + LUX PRIZE DUSCUSSION