Trieste Film Festival

The Trieste Film Festival is the widest Italian festival dedicated expressly to Central and Eastern European cinema. The well-established international prestige of the Festival is due primarily to an openness and visionary view to ever more extensive and unusual areas of interest, but also timely attention to the quality of events which then in many cases are destined to dominate the international scene.

A privileged opportunity to meet authors, actors and film professionals from all over, to freely discuss issues with critics, experts and field specialists.

The intense work of research and promotion, together with the intention of experimenting and exploring cinematographic and cultural spheres in general, has led the festival to become a symbolic bridge that keeps on putting into contact with the diverse latitudes of European cinema.

The festival hosts its traditional section on female filmmakers hailing from a specific Central and Eastern European country. As such, after Poland, Georgia and Ukraine’s turn, in 2024 a selection – curated by the Berlinale’s executive director Mariëtte Rissenbeek – of contemporary Germany’s most interesting filmmaking approaches is set for the showcase.

Trieste Film Festival's co-production forum, When East Meets West (WEMW), is well-known in the region for showcasing established as well as emerging directors and gathering on-site over 500 decision-makers and industry professionals from around the globe.