An international movie event and five-day party all in one, the Motovun Film Festival is held in a beautiful Venetian town, 270m above sea level in Istria. International and ex-Yu films are screened at a number of pop-up cinemas both indoors and out; screenings take place from early morning until around 2am. Directors from around the world compete for the prestigious Propeler Award, and interactive events involving film experts and staff take place around Motovun for those wishing for a little in-depth insight. Recent developments have seen the town council mark certain areas of this historic town as off-limits to partygoers at night, owing to enthusiastic drinking post-film. Parts of the festival will also take place at the nearby town of Buzet.