October 10 – 17, 2014

St.Petersburg, Russia

Founded by St.Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union and St.Petersburg International Film Forum festival is held annually with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the St.Petersburg Government and the Committee of Culture.

Festival’s goals are to encourage audience interest in the works of young filmmakers, as well as to short-length films, and to highlight different developmental trends in young cinema from different countries.

Festival program includes:

  • First Feature Film Competition
  • First Short Film Competition – fiction, documentary and animation films
  • Student Short Film Competition – fiction, documentary and animation film
  • Cine -Parallel non-competition program
  • Retrospective programs
  • Presentation programs
  • Special screenings
  • Workshops
  • Master-classes
  • Exhibitions
  • Round tables

Submission deadline is the 1st of July, 2014.

The application information is available for download in PDF format, a document which also includes further details about the BEGINNING Film Festival.