Documentary film festival.

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. 

“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.


  • Grand Prix
  • Special jury prize
  • Best documentary film


Applications are submitted to the Festival by the films’ producers, regardless of their type of ownership.

Artdocfest's competition program admits films in the languages of Russia shot in any country of the world. Subtitling or voice-overs are not regarded as the language of the film.

Only films that wrapped production in or after June 2023 are eligible for submission.

Films that have been publicly screened in Russia are not allowed in competition. A public screening is any screening open to general audience.

For details, see the Charter of the Festival.

If you are submitting more than one film, a separate certified application form has to be filled out for each of them.

A link must not contain more than one film. When sending a link to Vimeo or YouTube, please make sure the file is downloadable. For subtitled films, the subtitles have to be embedded into the image (copies with optional subtitles will not be accepted).

Broken links and forms containing false information may be cause for rejection of your application.

Online application can only be submitted via our website by filling in all the required fields (marked with an asterisk*).

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Biedriba "Artdoc Fest & Media"



Riga (Latvia) + online

Official Website



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    July 01, 2023
  • Regular Deadline
    December 15, 2023
  • Notifications
    February 15, 2024
  • Event Dates
    1 — 8 March 2024
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