The Lublin Film Festival has succeeded and expanded the idea of the IFF Golden Anteaters. The festival has become a reality thanks to the passion and undiminished enthusiasm of its organisers. This enthusiasm was already there during the first edition in 2007 when the festival was merely a local event attracting amateur filmmakers from Lublin. Now, it has become Lublin’s largest international event gathering cinema personalities and cinema lovers from around the world. The idea of the festival is to promote original, art film projects, both short and full-length, also from outside the mainstream. It also creates opportunities for young filmmakers to learn, network and make contacts within the industry. The organisers attach much attention to keeping a high quality standard of the event while remaining open to novel film trends and creative personalities. Any arthouse or independent cinema individual can take part: there are no age, geographical, professional, or thematic restrictions. 2017 saw more profound changes: besides the new name, which alludes to an upgrade in the development of the festival, the programme has swollen to include more events, including the Lublin Filmmakers Networking Meetings.