IN THE PALACE is an international festival dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts under 27 minutes in length. The main purpose of the Festival is to present contemporary film art from Bulgaria, Europe and the whole world. IN THE PALACE provides an exceptionally favorable environment and platform of expression for both young film artists and established professionals in this artistic field. Established in 2003, the festival has grown from a competitive forum for student films into the largest and most prestigious short film festival in Bulgaria and the region. The festival is implemented within a week and consists of several main components: Competitive programme in 4 genres : fiction, documentary, animation, experimental; ON FOCUS programme; Q&A sessions; Filmer Forge educational programme; Pitching session; Film industry market; Videolibrary; Side musical programme. IN THE PALACE is organized by Format SFF Foundation and Community Centre Veshtina in partnership and with support of Sofia Municipality, National Palace of Culture, Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, Bulgarian National Film Center and Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".