It is primarily dedicated to the films from small cinematographies and independent productions; films that excel with their innovative approach, ideas and intense stories; films that have a hard time fighting their way to theaters and wide audiences under the conditions of an unequal market competition.
The idea behind our film program is to reflect diversity – esthetical, thematic, geographical… As many films from as many countries as possible, in order to show that the world of film is much wider and more colorful than it often seems.
With its selection of films and guests of honor, the festival celebrates the authors sticking to their artistic stubbornness, unconventionality and originality at all costs. With films and direct communication between filmmakers and film lovers we want to create a cozy spot for those who enjoy the magic of cinema.
Motovun Film Festival may want to be a carefree festival but it is also a festival that cares about the world it is in. This is why the side programs that promote unquestionable social values and tackle controversies are a constant component of the festival.
Motovun wants to be a small festival – in everything except in its ambitions and quality. We don't want to grow and overtake others. We want to be a place where weary cinematic riders can rest their souls and where their films are shown to benevolent audiences on a beautiful spot under a mild summer night sky.