mind the indie film festival


plovdiv, centre, kapana, bulgaria
plovdiv, bulgaria

We are an independent international film festival that aims to showcase the best indie films in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.


Our mission is to help talented film artists who create meaningful films, that are worth seeing and sharing,

but who lack the backing of studios, expensive marketing campaigns or famous personas.


We want to help these filmmakers to show their films and shine a light on the value of their non-studio productions.
And, our goal is to educate audiences on the quality and importance of independent cinema.


This year the festival will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, an up-and-coming creative and cultural city in the heart of
Eastern Europe. Plovdiv was chosen the European Capital of Culture in 2019, and ever since, it's been attracting

visitors from various countries for its cultural events.

We believe our film festival will add to this rich atmosphere and give filmmakers a chance to showcase their work to
a wide range of audiences from many different parts of the world.


If your film has a strong story, then submit it to Mind the Indie Film Festival.

Visiting Plovdiv

Believed to be the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe, Bulgaria’s second largest city Plovdiv is also one of the continent’s brightest upcoming stars. As well as offering archeological treasures, it is one of the most culturally vibrant places in southeastern Europe, with enough cultural festivals, arty neighbourhoods and cool bars to make everyone happy.

Plovdiv is also a safe, modern city, with reliable public transportation system, European health-care services and warm weather nearly all year around.

There are many hotels and guest houses located in the very center of Plovdiv, charging reasonable rates and offering walking-distance access to all of the city’s main attractions.

The busy pedestrian central street is brimming with restaurants, cafés and bars, offering a wide range of local and foreign cuisines to sample.
Additionally, you can find accommodation in Plovdiv’s hilltop Old Town, which offers arguably the best preserved collection of traditional architecture anywhere in southeastern Europe.

kapana, plovdiv, bulgaria