We are an independent international film festival that aims to showcase the best indie films twice a year in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Our mission is to help talented film artists that create meaningful films, that are worth seeing and sharing,
but who lack the backing of studios, expensive marketing campaigns, or famous personas.

We want to help these filmmakers to show their films and shine a light on the value of their non-studio productions.
And, our goal is to educate audiences on the quality and importance of independent cinema.

This year the festival will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, an up-and-coming creative and cultural city in the heart of Eastern Europe. Plovdiv was chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2019, and ever since, it’s been attracting 
visitors from various countries for its cultural events.

We believe our film festival will add to this rich atmosphere and give filmmakers a chance to showcase their work to a wide range of audiences from different parts of the world. 

If your film has a strong story, then submit it to Mind the Indie Film Festival.

Visit Plovdiv

Believed to be the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe, Bulgaria’s second-largest city Plovdiv is also one of the continent’s brightest upcoming stars. As well as offering archaeological treasures, it is one of the most culturally vibrant places in southeastern Europe, with enough festivals, arty neighbourhoods, and cool bars to make everyone happy.

Plovdiv has a diverse mix of ancient and modern architecture, with buildings dating back to Roman times, the Ottoman era, and the Bulgarian National Revival period. The city’s most famous landmark is the Roman Amphitheatre, which was built in the 1st century AD and is still being used for cultural events today. Other notable historical sites include the Roman Stadium, the Old Town, and the Ethnographic Museum. The city is also home to a thriving arts and culture scene, with numerous galleries, museums, and festivals. 
Plovdiv is also a safe, modern city, with a reliable public transportation system, European healthcare services, and warm weather nearly all year around.

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Many hotels and guest houses are located in the center of Plovdiv, charging reasonable rates and offering walking-distance access to all of the city’s main attractions. The busy pedestrian central street is brimming with restaurants, cafes, and bars, offering a wide range of local and foreign cuisines to sample.

Additionally, you can find accommodation in Plovdiv’s hilltop Old Town, which offers arguably the best-preserved collection of traditional architecture anywhere in southeastern Europe. Overall, Plovdiv is a fascinating and vibrant city that combines ancient history and modern culture, making it a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to Bulgaria. 

See Films

April 13-14th, 2024
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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