Erarta Motion Pictures


Years running: 10 (since 2013)

Erarta Motion Pictures

International Film Festival Festival Of Short Films About Painting.


Painting is justly considered a forefather of cinematography as it is evident from a phrase «motion pictures». It is precisely the visual aspect, the picture itself that acts as a semantic factor. After almost a century since its origination, film has finally established itself as an independent and self-sufficient branch of art. It has formed it's own language, it's technical and artistic methods; and cinema’s history of development and it's context have also been defined. It is obvious that the cinema has grown up. And now it’s time to pay the homage to the ancestors. 

Using this as a basis, Erarta has initiated the first international festival of short films about painting «E(rarta)MOTION PICTURES». With this project we hope to attract the filmmakers’ attention to their neighbouring art form which is painting. Our aims and goals are to give anyone who is involved in film industry, notwithstanding the level of their proficiency, a chance to discover new themes for self-expression and turn their eyes towards the richness of the world of fine arts. 


The works featured in the festival will be assessed by two jury committees. One includes experts in the field of the cinema, the other - artists and experts in the field of painting. Based on the results of the festival showings each committee will establish a grand prize of its own. The winners of the grand prizes will receive author's copies of the sculptures, Era and Arta (sculptor — Dmitry Zhukov, the original sculptures are installed next to the museum entrance). A separate prize will be presented by the Erarta museum itself.

All works included in the short-list will be represented at the Festival catalogue and its website. 


  • Invited to participate in the festival are art groups, private individuals, film studios, workshops;
  • Age group is 18+.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • The works are accepted through the internet in form of links to free file hosting websites they are hosted on ( or on physical data storage devices (DVD);
  • An application must be included with the movie;
  • The film must be accompanied by credits listing all creators of the project and participants in the shooting of the film.
  • Submission via Filmfreeway is also available.

Additional Information

If you are sending a copy from abroad, please leave a «DOES NOT HAVE ANY COMMERCIAL VALUE, FOR CULTURAL PURPOSE ONLY» label at dispatch.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Denis Rubin, 
programming director of Erarta, producer, promoter 



Saint Petersburg

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Vasilyevsky Island
Saint-Petersburg 199106
Russian Federation

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 04, 2017
  • Deadline
    December 31, 2017
  • Notifications
    February 11, 2018
  • Event Dates
    26 — 31 March 2018
Categories & Fees

The runtime is up to 30 min. The genre and film format is any.

  • Deadline — $5
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