There are only a handful of festivals devoted to Eastern European film in the world, and one of them is SEEfest in LA. Taking place every year in April, the festival extends it’s program over a full week this year. Even though SEE stands here too for South Eastern Europe and it was decisively founded with the intention to promote films from this area, it also includes contributions from the adjacent region like Turkey, the Baltic States.
The festival is competitive, but unlike many others does not charge a submission fee. Films compete in the categories
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary Film (long and short)
Best First Feature Film
Best Short Film
And includes also an Audience Award.
And because the festival takes place in LA, the home of Hollywood and cradle of the US film industry, there is also a *free* industry event, this year on Saturday, May 2.
Check out the full festival program here.