IN THE HEART OF EUROPE - SHOT FILMS COMPETITION
The short film competition IN THE HEART OF EUROPE is a key section of the FEBIOFEST programme. This section focuses on the films produced mainly in Slovakia and its neighbouring countries. These countries share not only geographical proximity, but also many similarities in history and culture. The audience is presented with a unique opportunity to see the most interesting fiction, documentary and animated films from the region. Twenty of the best shorts are selected each year. The main criterium for selection is the quality of the audio-visual work, rather than the equal representation of the six countries. The discussions with the authors after the screenings enhance the four screening blocks.
IN THE HEART OF EUROPE - OUT OF COMPETITION
The section offers a non-competitive selection of feature films from the Visegrad countries, Austria and Ukraine. Like the short film competition, it concludes with a selection of countries neighboring Slovakia, which are closest to each other not only due to common borders, but also due to their past and culture. The films are shown in premieres and previews, often with the participation of creators.
Film+ presents the award-winning films and distribution premieres of the highly anticipated films. It offers the newest titles from renowned filmmakers who move the world of arthouse cinema.
What can you expect from the section without limits? Unexpected casting, the fluidity of genres, plot twists. Programming team goes wild and chooses the most interesting, boundary-breaking and untraditional titles. The section gives space to the young authors, debut filmmakers, but also well-experienced directors. The only criterium is the quality of the audio-visual work. If you don't believe us, go and see with your own eyes in our cinemas. You will see the most innovative, unusual and grotesque works. Bring an open mind, pinch of bravery, sit back and enjoy the selection on the edge of the limit.
THE MIRROR OF THE PAST
The archive sections across many festivals are experiencing an unexpected renaissance. From the classics of the first half of the twentieth century to the films which formed the viewer and the industry as we know it today. Our archival section THE MIRROR OF THE TIME always has a connecting theme. Besides, all the films are newly restored, so the viewer is left with an unforgettable experience.
In collaboration with the editorial board of Kino-Ikon, we are pleased to introduce the special section, comprised of extraordinary titles from the film history. Their selection each year is connected to the specific audio-visual movement, topic in film or an industry personality.
In collaboration with the internet platform Planet Dark, we bring you the midnight section. This section offers an opportunity to spend festival evenings in the company of the dark film genres. These films usually find their dedicated audiences on specialised festivals, which separates them from the mainstream festival audiences. The selection committee searches the darkest depths of this niche to put together the well-curated spectrum of the scary sexy and the most thrilling films produced all across the world.
FILM CABINET FOR CHILDREN
This section traditionally offers a selection of films for schools. This year, we expanded with afternoon screenings for the public. Teens, children and their parents can also watch films and attend the workshops during the weekend. The programme for children offers a colourful selection of films and creates a necessary platform for the children's questions. But mainly, it is the space full of exciting experiences and time spent with family and friends watching magical moving pictures.