The much-anticipated International Forteca Film Festival returns for its seventh year, commencing this Wednesday, July 26, and running until July 30, in the beautiful location of Perast. Besides a diverse film line-up, attendees can also look forward to engaging panel discussions.
The festival kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a showcase of carefully selected short films and documentaries at the sacred Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The formal inauguration of the festival is planned for 9 p.m. at Peraški Square.
Opening Day Highlights
- Documentary: “Duga,” by the Škart Collective.
- Feature Film: “Second Act,” directed by Marten Klingberg.
Panel Discussions and Master Class
The festival itinerary also includes panel discussions on contemporary auteur cinema, the influence of women in film, and a comprehensive master class on film critique.
FIFFP’s Commitment to Film Industry Diversity
FIFFP remains steadfast in its commitment to promote new film productions, emerging talents, and the active role of women in the global film industry.
Drawing from the meaning of its name – “Forteca” or “fortress”, the festival aims to narrate tales of identity, nationality, history, resilience, challenges, boundaries, and the innovative forms that new creators bring to light.
A European Perspective with Nordic Filmmaker Focus
By engaging in these storytelling pursuits, the festival hopes to encourage and celebrate creativity from a global and local standpoint, with a special focus on Nordic filmmakers.
FIFFP: An Evolution of the Balkan Nordic Film Festival
FIFFP is an offshoot of the 12-year running Balkan Nordic Film Festival (BaNeFF), in tandem with the BaNeFF doc:short and SNOWE festivals, and takes pride in featuring films from the Balkans in Nordic countries.