The goal of the Festival is popularizing and promoting documentary films, including those related to Crimea, as an effective factor for the development of cinematography in the Republic of Crimea, and for increasing the role of domestic non-fiction cinema in the development of multicultural relations.
The aims of the Festival are:
-Acquainting the Crimean audience with the best works of Russian and foreign documentary, including those related to the history and culture of Crimea;
-Creating a platform for filmmakers for the exchange of experience and ideas;
-Promoting the revival and development of documentary in the Crimea;
-Creating conditions for a professional communication environment for filmmakers to interact with teachers, parents and children in a high-alert mode due to the pandemic;
-Attracting to cinema halls people of different ages and nationalities;
-Identification, promotion and popularization of the creative achievements of film animators in documentary cinema;
-Promoting the works of young filmmakers at festivals.



  • Grand-Prix – For the best film of all nominations
  • For the best documentary film
  • For the best TV documentary
  • For the best film in the nomination «Crimea on the documentary screen»
  • For the best Amateur’ Debut
  • Special Jury Diploma (awarded in accordance with the Jury's decision)


Representatives of films studios, television companies, independent producers, individual filmmakers from Russia and abroad may participate in the Festival.

The Main Competition Program contains three nominations:

I – «Crimea on the documentary screen» – documentary and television films related to Crimean history, culture, personalities, events. They are created in Russia and abroad, of any timing except ultra-short (less than 5 minutes), produced not earlier than 2022;

II – «Documentary premières in Crimea» – documentary and television films created in Russia and abroad, of any timing except ultra-short (less than 5 minutes), previously not shown at other Film Festivals in the Republic of Crimea.

III – «Amateur Debuts» – documentaries of any length, created by pupils of children's and youth video studios, as well as students and individual film animators.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The Jury of the Festival consists of five persons.

The Jury may not include persons involved in the creation or commercial distribution of films shown in the relevant competition.




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Simferopol, Crimean Republic,
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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 26, 2024
  • Standard Deadline
    April 15, 2024
  • Notifications
    April 22, 2024
  • Event Dates
    13 — 16 May 2024
Categories & Fees
  • Standard Deadline — free

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