International Kansk Video Festival


Years running: 20 (since 2002)

International Kansk Video Festival

New territories and languages of contemporary cinema.


International Kansk Video Festival (Russia/Siberia) is not a conventional film festival. It is an experiment in time and space. The place…. the small Siberian city of Kansk, was found on the Internet by chance and selected as its name correlates with the Cannes Film Festival, Kansk in the Russian language is pronounced the same as Cannes. I grew as an artistic joke….Siberia having it’s own ‘Festival de Cannes’. 

Since 2002 in the depths of Siberia the festival happens annually. Far way from the Côte d`Azur to the severe Taiga climate, 7000 km from London, 4500 km from Moscow and 300 km from Krasnoyarsk by ‘Irons Road’, and the Trans-Siberian Railway. In an area full of wonderful and brave Siberian people, pelmeni, cedar nuts, even buses reminiscent to the old school buses of a long lost Soviet a place full magic. The Kansk Video festival has grown immeasurably from it’s 2002 beginnings, each year it hosts an international jury from the industry and artistic communities, running international film and video-art competitions with a special screenings program and a bank of ideas for a further 150 years of the festivals future. The festival promotes new names of independent and uncompromising video and filmmakers.


  • Gran Prix - Palm Secateur D`Or. Grand Prix 
    Grand Prix Winner 2020 will be invited to the Festival Jury 2021.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Diplomas, 
  • Special Jury Diplomas and Mentions 
  • General Sponsor's Prize «Cinergy»


  • Professional filmmakers or video artists can submit to the Festival, as well as amateurs
  • The Festival accepts films and videos produced after the 1st of January 2019 only
  • Festival entry is free ONLY for the filmmakers who have been already selected to any of the previous Festival editions. Please request a special code via 
  • Only digital productions are accepted - short films or video art projects. Maximum running time - 30 minutes
  • If original language of your entry is neither Russian nor English, film should be subtitled in one of those two languages or an English dialogue list must be attached
  • One author can submit to the Festival any number of works
  • Each film can be entered only to one nomination
  • Apply your film via filmfreeway

Authors of the films selected to the main International competition are invited to participate in the festival. Usually we cover all local transportation costs, hotel and meal expenses for all period of the festival. In some cases, international flights can be covered from the festival's budget or by related Embassies, funds, sponsors, etc. 

Authors of films selected to special screenings can participate in the Festival by their own expenses only. 

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type: all digital formats

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English and Russian

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • President, Andrey Silvestrov
  • Festival Director, Pavel Labazov
  • Festival Programmer, Nadya Bakuradze
  • Executive Producer, Lyusia Artemieva
  • Festival Press Contact, Kirill Loginov




Official Website



ANO "Videodom Studio" (Moscow)
Bolshoy Ovchinnikovsky lane 24,
Moscow, 115184,

Phone: +7 (925) 5071418

WhatsApp, Viber: +972 527 494907


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 10, 2020
  • Earlybird Deadline
    November 10, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    May 01, 2021
  • Notifications
    July 10, 2021
  • Event Dates
    26 — 29 August 2021
Categories & Fees

Run-time under 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $12

Run-time under 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $12

Run-time under 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $12

Run-time under 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $12

Run-time under 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $12

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