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International Festival of Documentary Films and Media Projects.


The International Festival of Documentary Films and Media Projects will be held from November 28 to December 1, 2023 in Rostov-on-Don. The main idea that will unite the works of the festival is the opposition of light and darkness, struggle and peace, success and failure, both on the real battlefield and the souls and minds of the heroes. Every voice, every look, every word can give hope, strength and faith, become a source of inspiration and change the world. You can apply for participation on this website from September 1 to October 31.


No more than three winners of the contest are established in each nomination: two laureates and one winner in the nomination. The organizer of the festival also reserves the right to establish special prizes and diplomas for the participants of the competition. The main prize of the festival is the Grand Prix.


Russian Russian and foreign documentary and television projects produced in 2020 – 2023 in Russian or accompanied by subtitles in Russian are accepted for the competition.

The works will be considered in five nominations:
– Full-length documentary (at least 30 minutes long);
– A short documentary (up to 30 minutes long);
– A report/story about a special military operation;
– Television program;
– Internet project.

You can apply until October 31, 2023 on the website

Both novice authors and professional documentaries and war correspondents from all over Russia and abroad can take part in the project.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The International Festival of Documentary Films and Media Projects was created with the support of the Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives, the Russian Military Historical Society, and the Union of Journalists of Russia.

The Jury:

General Director of the St. Petersburg TV channel, member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Knight of the Order of Courage Malkevich A.A.

Editor-in-chief of the 365 Days TV channel, producer
Tregubenko G.B.

Director of the documentary film of the RT TV channel DOK Nekishev O.Yu.

TV journalist, director of documentaries Rogatkin A.G.

Member of the Union of Journalists of the Russian Federation,
Member of the Guild of Documentary Films and Television, Member of the Creative Union of Veterans and TV and Radio Workers I.V. Khrekin.

Cinematographer, member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, winner of the TEFI-2000 award in the nomination "Best Cinematographer" Kechechiyan E.M.




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 01, 2023
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 31, 2023
  • Notifications
    November 14, 2023
  • Event Dates
    28 November — 1 December 2023
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  • Earlybird Deadline — free
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