Years running: 29 (since 1995)
International Documentary Film Festival.
The Flahertiana festival named after this American filmmaker rests upon principles first used by Robert Flaherty in his film “Nanook of the North”. These are films where the hero lives on the screen a part of his life directed by the author according to the laws of dramatic art. All decisions of the festival selection commission, which consists of film critics Viktoria Belopolskaya and Marina Drozdova and filmmakers Boris Karadzhev and Pavel Petchenkin, are made based on these principles.
XXIII International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana will take place in Perm in September 15-21, 2023.
The festival competition program includes documentaries that develop the cinematography aesthetics first introduced by Robert Flaherty in his masterpiece "Nanook of the North". The main principle of such films is portraying the protagonist's real-life on film and structuring it on the screen according to the laws of dramaturgy. The main methods are long-term observation and habitual camera.
The festival program also includes National competition “Russian Flahertiana” as well as various special programs: jury members’ films, children's film program, program of the Russian State Archives of Film and Photo Documents, programs investigating different social and humanitarian issues.
International training and pitching Flahertiana Forum, different seminars, round-table discussions, theoretical conferences, workshops are also held in the frameworks of the festival.
In previous years, the Festival awards went to Pawel Lozinski (Poland, "The Sisters"), Sergey Dvortsevoy (Russia, "The Motorway"), Yuriy Shilier (Russia, "The Flight of a Bumblebee"), Aleksandr Gutman (Russia, "Frescos"), Viktor Kossakovskiy (Russia, "Quit!"), Georgi Lazarevski (France, "Le jardin de Jad"), Yu Guangyi (China, "Survival Song"), Andy Thompson and Lucy Bailey (UK, "Mugabe and White African"), Yulia Panasenko (Russia, "OUTRO"), Giovanni Giommi (Germany, UK, "Bad Weather"), Arash Lahooti (Iran, "Trucker and the Fox"), Agnieszka Zwiefka (Poland, "The Queen of Silence") and etc.
- Grand Prix for "The Best Documentary" — "Big Golden Nanook" and 250000 rub.* (to film director).
- Award for "Best Director" — "Silver Nanook" and 75000 rub.* (to film director).
- Award for "Best Script" — "Silver Nanook" and 75000 rub.* (to film director).
*- Prize money is paid in rubles, dollars or euros (as winners decide).
The Entry form and the preview link must be sent to the Festival office no later than May 10th, 2023.
Documents and Other Requisite Items
The cost of videotapes transport to the Festival office is the responsibility of the applicant. The IDFF takes care of all charges associated with the copy return.
Insurance for shipping of films to the Festival is the entire responsibility of the participants.
The Festival covers transport costs and costs of a three-day stay in Perm of directors whose documentaries have been selected for the international competition. The above includes travel of a director to Perm and back, hotel accommodation.
Selection Media Type: online
Screening Media Type: the high-quality screening copies (digital media can be in the following formats: mp4, m2ts, mkv with Full HD quality)
Audio language: any
Subtitles language: English
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Tel: + 7 (342) 241-38-02 (for Russian speaking applicants)
Mob.: +7 (922) 34-90-359 (for Russian speaking applicants)
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