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

Ivan Ostrochovský

director Servants

Ivan Ostrochovský

Ivan Ostrochovský is a Slovak director born in 1972 in Žilina. After several documentary shorts and series, Ivan directed his feature documentary debut Velvet Terrorists (2013) which premiered at Berlinale 2014, where it won the Tagesspiegel Readers' Award. Ivan's feature debut Koza (2015) celebrated its world premiere at Berlinale 2015. It was selected by the festival director to be a nominee for the Best First Feature Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2015 European Film Awards and was the Slovak Oscar Entry for 2016. Ivan is also the co-writer of Censor, the latest project by Peter Kerekeš which was presented in the Works in Progress sections of Karlovy Vary IFF and Odessa IFF, winning awards for best project at both festivals. His latest film Servants (2020) was presented in a world premiere at the brand-new Berlinale competition section Encounters. He is also a co-owner and producer at sentimentalfilm and Punkchart films.