This 14-day online festival offers a journey across Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and Central Asia through the lens of the region’s independent filmmakers.

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The Vibrant Village
The Vibrant Village
In a quiet Hungarian village, men gather to swill beer at the bar. Meanwhile the women are busy at work manufacturing something unexpected.
My Favorite War
My Favorite War
The director recalls the impact of Soviet propaganda on her childhood.
A dad and daughter try to reach a mutual understanding.
Skeletons rattle in the closet of a film director and his friends, 20 years after an infamous massacre.

Calvert Journal Film Festival Features

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Isaac director Jurgis Matulevicius on the challenges and politics of his debut film

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