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

Margit Lillak

director The Circle

Margit Lillak

Margit Lillak was born in 1974 and graduated from the Estonian Academy of Art as a set designer in 1999. In 2002, Margit graduated from the Royal Holloway College in England with an MA in screenwriting. She has directed several short documentaries out of which Pastacas was awarded with the main prize at the EstDocs Film Festival competition in Toronto. In 2012, she directed her first feature-length documentary 40+2 weeks as a first-person film about her own pregnancy and home-birth. The Circle is her second feature-length film, which she has presented at several film festivals including the One World International Human Rights Documentary FF 2020 in Czechia, the Millennium Documentary Film festival Brussels 2020 in Belgium, the DocPoint Tallinn 2020 in Estonia, the DocPoint Helsinki 2020 in Finland and the Docu Talents from the East 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.