Special Edition 2020

The Special Edition of Early Bird International Student Film Festival wanted to preserve the different point of view of young filmmakers around the world about the rapidly changing life in the context of the #COVID19 pandemic. The Festival accepted films made in or inspired by quarantine, encouraging Bulgarian and international students to be creative despite the limitations of the four walls.

The Quarantine Edition is provoking the young filmmakers to think „out of the box”, to use all kind of shooting techniques and means, to stay curious and resourceful behind the closed doors of their homes, to collaborate online in order to collect a visual record of what we all are experiencing.

The Special Edition were held online on November 01-02, 2020 presenting 29 films from 19 countries selected from 850 entries. The international jury assigned awards in 5 categories and gave 4 special mentions.

According to the staistics at the opening ceremony more than 1000 users were online. The live event Director's Talk gathered all the participants and guests in a creative and interesting discussion with the members of the jury Vanina Kondova and Elika Portnoy.