Motovun Film Festival

23.08.2019 - 27.08.2019


22nd film and small independent productions festival

Perched on top a steep hill overlooking river Mirna, this quaint Istrian town tickles the imagination and spreads good vibrations. Legend has it that it was home to giants in the ancient past, while some believe that dragon lines, courses of the Earth's positive energy, cross in Motovun.

In late July, its magic obtains yet another dimension: since 1999, it has been the host of a film festival, which has gained European, and even world, fame.
The festival's five days and nights teem with film screenings and events. Films are shown in the open-air cinema Trg in the main square, in Bauer, a 'real' cinema theatre also in the main square, in the Barbacan cinema theatre at the bottom of the town walls, and in the small theatre next to the bell tower.
The festival's organisers have seen to it that there will be clear skies!




Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.