Editorial

 

Lubomir Gueorguiev

Lubomir Gueorguiev

President of the Millenium Documentary Film Festival 

 

Zlatina Rousseva

Zlatina Rousseva

Artistic director of the Millenium Documentary Film Festival 

 

For the last 9 years, the MILLENIUM Festival has showcased the best in international documentary cinema, focusing on the major issues of our era. Films that make us see the world differently, refusing to shy away from its problems but, most of all, showing us its beauty and complexity. After all, both the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) concern us all, impacting our lives and our future.

 

The festival is composed of three international competitions and one Belgian competition, allowing the spectator to truly discover contemporary documentary cinema. An engaged cinema, which deserves a new place among a society in transition. Behind each film, there is an independent film director, sometimes taking years to realise his or her project. Their work offers us an inestimable chance to better understand the Other, to cultivate empathy and tobuild ties of solidarity.

 

The Festival attaches great importance to a space of reflection, exchanges and debates, to encourage dialogue and promote the participation and speech of all.