The selection of films for this year’s European Competition was exceptionally difficult, as we have received a whole lot of amazing submissions. All in all, we have chosen 29 films from 14 countries. The production stage of all films we will present was concluded in 2018-2019. As always in the main competition, although the films had been shot all around the world, there were European artists involved in the production. Just like every year, the topics vary a lot, from issues of the highest importance to professional entertainment. Many of the presented pictures are special, often crossing the boundaries of a classic documentary. As is tradition, the screenings will be followed by discussions with the authors of the competing films. We find this very important, as the direct meeting of the viewer and the author is always a particularly inspiring experience. This year’s competition includes five German and five Spanish films, four from the UK, three productions from France and the Netherlands each, two from Poland and Portugal, and one from Belgium, Italy, Romania, Sweden and Ukraine. There will also be co-productions with the participation of Russia and Belgium, also El Salvador and Spain.