CinEast 2020 main theme "Planting the future. Our planet and societies at a crossroads"

Going "hybrid" - CinEast 2020 presents films in cinemas and online

"Planting the Future" photo exhibition (Neimënster)

Cinédocs - extraordinary real life stories

Getting intimate with touching dramas

Apéro Jazz: HeFi Quartet (Neimënster 25/10)

Focus on Hungary

CinEast@Mudam - a documentary about Jan Švankmajer

Closing event with Branko Galoić Trio (Melusina 23/10)

Four debates after selected films (climate activism, corruption & power of media, online sexual abuse, eco-communities)

New country - Belarus

CinEast 2020 Awards

CinEast 2020 Awards

Grand Prix: Servants
Special Jury Prize: Mare
Critics' Prize: Stories from the Chestnut Woods 
Audience Award: Collective
Audience Awards for the Best Short Films: Lake of Happiness (fiction), Way of Sylvie (animated), We Have One Heart (documentary) details

Focus on Hungary

Focus on Hungary

In 2020 CinEast puts the spotlight on Hungarian cinema and culture with a wide selection of new Hungarian features and shorts and a Hungarian band performing at the festival Opening party. More information

CinEast 2020 trailer

CinEast 2020 trailer

The official trailer of the 13th edition of CinEast. Created by Ágnes Kocsis and Noémi Mehrli, based on footage from the film Eden by Ágnes Kocsis. Additional cinematography by Vitalijus Kiselius.

Main partners

Gregor Božič

Gregor Božič

Gregor Božič was born in 1984 during the Sarajevo Winter Olympics, in Nova Gorica, a Slovenian town on the border with Italy. He studied film directing at the AGRFT in Ljubljana, the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and the DFFB in Berlin. Apart from working as a film director and director of photography, most notably together with the director Matjaž Ivanišin (Playing Men in 2017 and Oroslan in 2019), Gregor is also involved in long-term research into Mediterranean autochthonous fruit varieties. In 2012, he collaborated with farmers from the Italo-Slovene borderland in setting up a gene bank orchard. It was during this time that he collected numerous memories and stories from the 20th century, which inspired his debut feature, Stories from the Chestnut Woods (2019). Stories from the Chestnut Woods had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and has been screened at numerous international film festivals.