The Tampere International Short Film Festival is the oldest of its kind in Northern Europe, established in 1969. It still offers something new every year in about 100 screenings with 400 films. Both International and National Competitions present the crème de la crème of short films and Special Programmes, such as archive and children’s films, screen highlights of all genres. The festival screenings, seminars, exhibitions and clubs bring together friends of film for 5 memorable days in March.
Vola Open Air music festival offers Bulgarian and international artists working in the field of alternative, new and non-commercial art an opportunity to perform. The festival brings together young people from across the country and connects them with their natural environment. It is held in the stunningly beautiful Vratsa Balkan Nature Reserve, on the Okolchitsa Peak, and combines music and performance art with raising awareness of ecology and the attractions of this little-known region.
FARCUME, Faro’s international short film festival, takes place on the Algarve coast over 4 days in August. The festival screens films up to 25 minutes long in 4 categories: animation, documentary, fiction and videoclips. This event aims to show and launch new talent, to disseminate and promote excellent work that does not always receive the exposure it deserves. The films prove that, even with limited means, dedicated and creative directors, actors and technicians can produce high-quality output.