Gorky fest


Years running: 5 (since 2017)

Gorky fest

Russian cinema festival in Nizhny Novgorod.


«Gorky fest» is a competition of contemporary Russian cinema. Films of different genres and forms are included into a competition program: shorts, novels, experimental films and a bold documentary.

Festival's mission is to show film language's development and classical form's transformation.

Festival aim is to present characters of Russian cinema to a contemporary audience as well as unite local filmmakers to form a professional community and a production place for both Russian and foreign artists. 


  • Gran-prix
  • Best director
  • Best actor
  • Best actress 
  • Professional Award
  • Special Award
  • Award for contribution to modern cinema.


  • The following films are eligible for participation: fiction, animation, documentary. They could be features, shorts or novels.
  • Film is to be completed in 2020 — 2021.
  • Films made in Russia or in coproduction.
  • Film submission is available via online entry form on festival's site. An online screener link (Vimeo or Youtube) is to be provided. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Mikhail Porechenkov — festival president
Oksana Miheeva — festival producer



Nizhny Novgorod

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    May 31, 2021
  • Event Dates
    9 — 23 July 2021
Categories & Fees

Films of any genre and duration.

  • Deadline — free

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