While maintaining the fundamental objectives of GAIFF - encouragement of networking and cultural exchange across borders, and preservation of the cultural diversity of the region - the festival adds a new section to its activities. In Focus brings a specific topic/region/idea/concept to the spotlight, opening a new discourse on its cinematic establishment and further prospects of development. Every year we will study the focus of the program in detail, discuss its success stories in films and help build a platform for its new strategic planning.
In Focus 2018 will cover the CIS region, bringing round table and panel discussions between the invited filmmakers and representatives of production studios and festivals. In addition, selected films from the region will be showcased. We will celebrate the achievements, analyze the challenges, assess the needs of the cinema of the region, and help join the collective efforts to draw a roadmap of possible collaborations. Discussions of co-productions will be encouraged as an overarching priority within the frames of the GAIFF Pro activities.