The film festival will showcase the diverse cinematic talent of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
The Calvert Journal, an international online magazine, has announced that it will host a new digital film festival titled The Calvert Journal Film Festival: 7 days of New East cinema online. The film festival will showcase the diverse cinematic talent of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
The festival will feature seven films which will be screened online for free on calvertjournal.com from October 12 to 18. Each day, a different film will be available for 24 hours.
The festival’s programme includes a range of fiction and non-fiction films including Waiting for the Sea, an award-winning documentary by Uzbek-American director George Itzhak about an electronic music festival in Uzbekistan’s disappearing Aral Sea.
The festival also features Ivan Salatić’s You Have The Night (online premiere), a family drama set in a Montenegrin shipyard; Parade (online premiere), a Georgian road trip film by debut director Nino Zhvania; Mariam (online premiere) which is about the life of a single mother in the Kazakh steppe.
The programme also features other films such as Half-Sister, Hotshot, and The Pit documentary.
During the week, The Calvert Journal will run special features and online events exploring the wider social context of the films and the filmmakers.