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.