Years running: 21 (since 2004)


International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools.


International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools "Kinoproba" is held annually in Yekaterinburg from 1 to 5 December. The format of the festival "Kinoproba" is unique: it is not just a festival-competition, festival celebration, but also a festival -workshop. The festival participants are representatives of various film schools around the world. The festival "Kinoproba" differs from other film festival that involves not only the competitive and informative programs, but also master classes for everyone who uses animation and video technology as art as practice aims: the creation of commercials, educational and scientific popular films. In addition, each year the festival program includes special projects devoted to the history of cinema, children's film and animation, filmexperiments and etc.


The jury gives diplomas in next nominations:

  • Grand Prix if the Festival
  • The Best School Program
  • The Best Debut (animation, fiction, non-fiction)
  • The Best Student Work (animation, fiction, non-fiction)
  • The Best Animation Project
  • 2 diplomas for the Best Animation Project
  • The Special Diplomas from Jury


Fiction, documentary and animated films up tp 30 minutes in length are invited to participate. Film is to be produced in 2023 or 2024.

«Kinoproba» invites to participate:

  • Film Schools and Universities of Russia and International ones that will present their students’ works;
  • Russian and International Film Schools and Universities students and graduates of 2023-2024;
  • Debutants who have shot their first short film.

To take part in the Festival one should fill the application form online and send the film on the Festival address. The Festival accept the links, youtube and other video hostings. You can also send DVD or Blu-ray by post.

Transportation costs and insurance charges must be paid by entrant. The Directors of the Festival will be responsible for storage and insurance costs during the time of the Festival, and will pay shipping costs for the return of materials after the Festival.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • The president of the Festival — Chairman of the Union of Cinematographers of Sverdlovsk Russia Vladimir Makeranets.
  • The director of the Festival — Ph.D., film critic Lilia Nemchenko.




Official Website



International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools "Kinoproba" 
620073, Ekaterinburg
Lunacharskogo str., 137,
room 23

Tel.: +7 (922) 106-62-22


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    April 01, 2024
  • Deadline
    October 10, 2024
  • Event Dates
    1 — 5 December 2024
Categories & Fees

Fiction short  films (no longer than 30 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

Non-fiction short  films (no longer than 30 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

Animation short  films (no longer than 30 minutes).

  • Deadline — free
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