Years running: 2 (since 2017)


Arctic Countries Film Festival ARCTIC OPEN


The idea of the I I International filmfestival of Arctic countries «ARCTIC OPEN» is to unite the filmmakers from the countries of the Arctic Territories.

Countries participating: Russia, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, USA.

Preference is given to films that reveal the themes of the development of national culture, the formation of personality and the search for spiritual and moral orientations in a modern, globalizing world; cooperation between nature and man.

Mainly, attraction of attention to natural, historical and cultural objects of the Arctic, in particular to the potential of the Arkhangelsk region; to the culture and traditions of small indigenous peoples of the North; creative activity of man in the Arctic.


In both competitions, the jury awards one prize to a short film and another to full-length film

  • The Grand Prix is awarded for the best film in both competitions.
  • Prizes of sponsors, nominal prizes, prizes from public organizations, information sponsors.
  • Other special prizes of the jury are established by mutual consent of the competitive commissions.


  • The works, created not earlier than 2017, are accepted for participation in the International and National competitions.
  • Those wishing to present the film for participation in the I International filmfestival of Arctic countries «ARCTIC OPEN» must fill in the registration form (the entry form) on the website of the Pomor cultural fund «Bereginya».


Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

II International Arctic Film Festival "Arctic open" became the winner of the grant competition of the President of the Russian Federation, as well as supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Arkhangelsk region. The project was included in the work plan of the Association of Arctic Media,  Northern Arctic Federal University.

BEREGINYA Pomor Culture Foundation,




Official website



Pomor cultural fund «Bereginya»
International filmfestival of Arctic countries «ARCTIC OPEN»
163000, Arkhangelsk,
Pomorskaya street,
5 - 405

Phone: (8-818-2)243032



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    July 10, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 10, 2018
  • Notifications
    October 25, 2018
  • Event dates
    6 — 9 December 2018
Categories & Fees

Films up to 60 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free

Films up to 60 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free

the competition for the best short feature film

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
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