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.

Share this with others on...
News

Moments of entry Atom Egoyan on childhood mysteries and Guest Of Honour

Streaming Spotlight - Penguins at the pictures Films to pick up and stream this week

Bacri - 'flawless' mover and shaker of French cinema Partner of Agnès Jaoui bows out after struggle with illness

Stay-At-Home Seven: January 18 to 23 - Television and streaming picks for the week ahead

Why French cinema remains alive and well UniFrance head reflects on reactions to the virtual Paris Rendez-vous

Mouret takes top Lumière honours France’s Golden Globe winners revealed in Paris

More news and features

We're looking forward to this year's Glasgow Film Festival.



We've recently covered New Directors/New Films andTallinn Black Nights, DOC NYC, Sheffield DocFest, the London Korean Film Festival, Welsh horror festival Abertoir, New York's Newfest, the October edition of Frightfest, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.



Read our full for more.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

More competitions coming soon.