Years running: 2 (since 2017)

Arctic Open

International filmfestival of Arctic countries.


The idea of the 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 prizes will be presented in a solemn atmosphere on December 9, 2017, during the closing of the festival in Arkhangelsk, therefore, it is assumed that the prizewinners should personally attend the award ceremony.


  • The works, created not earlier than 2016, 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




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 25, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 01, 2017
  • Notifications
    November 10, 2017
  • Event dates
    7 — 9 December 2017
Categories & Fees

Films over 60 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free

Films over 26 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free

Films up to 25 minutes in duration.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free

Films up to 15 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
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