MIOB - the festival network

MIOB - the festival network

MIOB - Moving Images Open Borders


What is MIOB?

MIOB is a network of seven European film festivals and was founded in 2017. All festivals are industry meeting points and at the same time audience festivals, which means there are exciting Q&As and matching (film) workshops after the films. At all film festivals, programs and films are curated that often do not find a place in the regular cinema circuit, despite international successes. Since 2020, MIOB has been funded by the Creative Europe - MEDIA program of the European Union.


What is the goal?

MIOB aims to promote European cinema in all its diversity. To this end, young filmmakers are networked and supported by screening their works at MIOB festivals. New developments in the European film world are also discussed in order to initiate change. For example, topics such as environmental and climate protection or diversity come to the fore in program curation.


What are the MIOB Awards?

MIOB awards two prizes each year:

The MIOB New Vision Award honors an artistically outstanding arthouse film by the new, young generation of directors that has already screened at one of the MIOB festivals. The aim of the award (endowed with 3000 €) is to generate broad international attention for the winner. The network members vote for the winner.

The MIOB In Shorts Award inspires with its artistic range and cross-genre diversity. 15 short films are nominated. Starting October 1, the "Watch & Vote" will start and the films will be available online for home streaming for one month. The winning film of the MIOB in Shorts will be awarded at the 32nd FilmFestival Cottbus.


In addition to the FFC, these are the other MIOB members:

Crossing Europe is the third largest film festival in Austria. Every year in April, around 130 feature films, documentaries and short films are shown here.

The Festival de Sevilla is one of the largest film festivals in Spain. Films from all over the world are shown in the Andalusian capital of Seville in November.

Festival Palić in Subotica is one of the most important cultural events in Serbia and is one of the most relevant film festivals in Southeastern Europe. The festival is one of few that show exclusively European films.

Les Arcs European Film Festival, located in the French Alps, is considered one of the most important independent film festivals in Europe.

The Scanorama European Film Forum in Lithuania brings together over 40,000 film fans each year. Since 2017, the festival has been awarded the EFFE label for outstanding festivals by the European Festivals Association.

The Trieste Film Festival is the most important film festival for Central and Eastern European cinema in Italy. For over 30 years, it has been screening films that are often unknown to Italian and, more generally, Western audiences.


More info here at www.miob.info

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