The Best Fest Film Series is a ten-part series featuring ten renowned international Film Festivals.
Directors of festivals from around the globe visit and discuss cinema in their respective countries and cities, talk about the history of their festivals, and present an award-winning film. The film is followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, and question and answer session with the audience.
The 2014 Series featured Transilvania International Film Festival (Romania), Slamdance Film Festival (Utah, USA), Havana Film Festival New York (NYC, USA), Animation Block Party and Rooftop Films (NYC, USA), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), Morelia International Film Festival (Mexico), True/False Film Fest (Missouri, USA), Play-Doc Film Festival (Galicia, Spain), First Time Film Festival (USA) and Busan International Film Festival (South Korea).
Best Fest welcomes guest artists, authors and public figures to the discussion. Topical films have produced riveting, and sometimes heated, debates. The excellent La Joula de Oro sparked a lively conversation about immigration and migrant representation in the arts that kept the audience glued to their seats for an hour and a half, after the movie. True/False Film Fest invited a band to open their evening, to recreate the musical atmosphere of their festival.
Best Fest Film Series provides a rare opportunity to see outstanding films, learn about arts and film culture the world over, and experience the best and most exciting film festivals worldwide.