Welcome to our website of Russian Open Documentary Film Festival “Artdocfest”! It is the largest festival of documentary films in Russia.
Russian-language films that have been shot at any location of the world and not earlier than 18 months before the beginning of the Festival can take part in the competition program and noncompetition program “Sreda”. Only films that have not been shown publicly on the territory of Russia before the “Artdocfest” can participate in the Festival. Every year the registration deadline is September 10th. The Festival is held annually in the beginning of December. The films selected for the competition and non-competition program can be shown not more than five times during the Festival. The organizers assume the expenses connected with invitation of the author of the selected film to Moscow on a period of five days and partly cover the expenses on the road. Participants of the program “Sreda” are accommodated in a hotel for three days. The Festival also refunds the film copy.
“Artdocfest” also has non-competition retrospective programs and special screenings that include films shot in foreign languages. These programs are organized by program directorate and the terms are specified with copyright holders on an individual basis.
For more detailed information about our Festival visit the main pages of the website, but at the present moment all the information is only in Russian.