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


We want to help these filmmakers show their films and
shine a light on the value of their non-studio productions,
and educate audiences of 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 very wide range of audiences from many different
parts of the world.


If your film has a strong story and great execution then submit to Mind the Indie Film Festival.

Arsenal of Art Gallery
Plovdiv, Kapana

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.

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This year our festival is taking place in the vibrant Kapana district, a place where the old and the new Plovdiv come together.

Formerly the bazaar quarter, this tight web of cobbled streets still contains the artisan studios and craft shops that characterise the Balkans of yore – alongside a thoroughly contemporary breed of café-bars, discos and clubs, as well as guest-houses and hipster hostels.

Find us in the cafe/gallery “Arsenal of Art”, situated at the very heart of the Kapana district.

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August 1st - 2nd, 2020
Arsenal of Art Gallery

Plovdiv, Kapana

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