New Directors | New Films
FEST PRO Registrations already opened

From June 20th to the 27th, FEST 2022 will gather once again some of the biggest creative minds in the film industry, promoting a week of live masterclasses guided by professionals.

In previous years, names like Asghar Farhadi, Béla Tarr, Irvine Welsh, Melissa Leo, Roman Coppola, Joe Walker, Ed Lachman, Tom Stern, Peter Webber - among other influential experts - have shared their experiences at FEST with other film professionals.

The movie director Peter Webber passed through FEST and felt “the energy I had when I first entered the film industry”. Ashgar Farhadi underline that was on FEST that he met “people that really love cinema”.

Beyond the professionals, the festival welcome every year new filmmakers, starting the career. As an example, Daniel Halsall, a Dutch scriptwriter and director only 27 years old, considers the FEST "addictive" and easily found himself "coming back year after year", convinced by the "speakers and the price, and the beach, of course!"

Registrations for FEST PRO already opened and have the early bird discount until 18th March. 

Depending on your personal and professional interests, FEST offers several levels of accreditation.

FEST TALENT Badge includes:

  • Full access to all TRAINING GROUND sessions: +30 masterclasses, workshops, ateliers and networking activities (i.e. Speed Meeting);
  • Access to FILMMAKERS CORNER: scheduling a presentation of your work;
  • Full access to all FILM SCREENINGS: 60+ screenings of competitive and non-competitive films, as well as Q&A sessions with the directors of selected films;
  • Access to SPEED MEETING: is an networking activity held to break the initial ice;
  • OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT EVENTS: an invitation to the Festival Opening (a special screening with welcome cocktail) and the Festival Closing (award gala and special screening);
  • Access to FEST NIGHTS: a week of parties in the official festival bar (its implementation is dependent on the hygiene and public health rules in force at the time of the event);

FEST PRO Badge includes everything the FEST TALENT Badge offers plus:

  • Access to DIRECTORS HUB: roundtables, debates, case studies;
  • Access to SOUND & MUSIC HUB: roundtables, debates, case studies;
  • Access to PITCHING FORUM final presentation sessions as an industry observer;
  • Access to INDUSTRY MEETINGS: one-on-one meetings with other industry professionals and festival guests;
  • Access to the INDUSTRY LOUNGE: space for work or meeting places by the beach, with networking events;

Other benefits:

  • Access to NETWORKING DINNERS registration (its implementation is dependent on the hygiene and public health rules in force at the time of the event); *
  • Access to discounted accommodation at FEST Partner Hotels. *