Beat Film Festival


Years running: 12 (since 2010)

Beat Film Festival

International Festival of Documentaries on Arts and Music.


he Beat Film Festival is an international festival of documentaries on arts and music that showcases 25 new titles every year and brings together independent filmmakers, musicians and contemporary artists in an exciting program of film screenings, concerts, talks and performances. The film program features both big international festival hits from across the globe and smaller independent titles that would have never found their way to the local audience.

The following films had their official Russian premieres at the Beat Film Festival in previous years: Marley, Teenage, London the Modern Babylon, Tropicalia, TPB – AFK, Anton Corbijn Inside Out, Grandma Lo Fi, Villalobos, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, Soul Power, Stones in Exile.

Founded in 2010 as an independent cultural initiative, it has grown to be the largest film & music event across Russia. Since 2013 the festival also has a regional extension: under the name of the Beat Weekend the festival brings five key titles from the festival program to 10 largest cities across Russia in the Fall – providing alternative theatrical distribution opportunities to strong Russian and international documentary titles.


Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Program Director — Kirill Sorokin




Official Website


Sadovaya-Karetnaya ulitsa, 20 building 2,  Moskva, Russia 127051


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    April 05, 2021
  • Event Dates
    2 — 20 June 2021
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — free
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