Calvert Journal announces digital film festival

Line-up showcases cinema from New East

by Amber Wilkinson

Waiting For The Sea
Waiting For The Sea

The Calvert Journal has announced a digital film festival - 7 Days of New East Cinema - that will run online from October 12 to 18.

The seven-film line-up aims to showcase talent from Eastern Europe, the Balkans, The Caucasus and Central Asia. Each day a different film will be available for a 24-hour period.

The films include Uzbek-American director George Itzhak's ward-winning documentary Waiting For The Sea, about an electronic music festival in Uzbekistan’s disappearing Aral Sea. The festival also features online premieres including, Ivan Salatić’s You Have The Night, a harrowing family drama set in a Montenegrin shipyard; Parade, a heartwarming Georgian road trip film by debut director Nino Zhvania; and Mariam a drama about the life of a single mother in the Kazakh steppe.

The Calvert Journal will run a selection of special features and online events alongside the film screenings to place them in a wider social and cultural context.

For more information and the full line-up visit The Calvert Journal.

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