LAMPA International Film Festival is the internationally recognised cinematic platform, positioning volunteerism and charity through the language of cinema.

In their film works, the authors bring up such important topics as reducing inequality, preserving the planet's environment and ecosystems, promoting civic initiatives, etc., and also share their views on solving the problems of modern society. 

The LAMPA Film Festival's Collection is a cinematic database about people and organisations that are changing the world for the better; it provides the possibility of positioning the topic of volunteerism and charity in educational institutions, at public events, in the social media, etc.

LAMPA Film Festival's events have a high international status and serve as a centre of attraction for directors of social cinema and social innovators:

  • On December 5, 2018 - the United Nations Office hosted the LAMPA Film Festival Retrospective;
  • On June 11-13, 2019 - the best films of the LAMPA Film Festival on the theme of inclusion were presented at the International Conference Inclusive Volunteering #INFOCUS at the United Nations Office in Geneva;
  • On February 19-20, 2020 - the LAMPA International Film Festival Retrospective was held at the UN Headquarters in New York;
  • The International Awarding Ceremony of the LAMPA Film Festival is annually held in Perm (Russia).

During the implementation of the Film Festival (2014-2019), more than 100,000 people participated in the project.  To date, the Film Festival's Collection has more than 8,500 works from 132 countries. 

Venue: Russia, Perm.

Dates: October 14-16, 2020

Programme of events of the LAMPA International Film Festival:

  • public screenings of the best competitive works
  • educational sessions from Film Festival's Jury members and directors of social films
  • meetings with films' main characters
  • interactive exhibitions from directors and authors of socially oriented projects
  • Awarding ceremony of the LAMPA Film Festival's winners

The LAMPA Film Festival has become one of the most prominent platforms for positioning good stories and one of the largest international events in the field of volunteerism and social media. 


According to the results of the Competition, winners in each nomination and owners of special prizes of the Film Festival are determined.

Awards in nominations:

  • Best short documentary film
  • Best short film
  • Best social video
  • Best social advertising
  • Best youth film work in the nomination "Special focus"

Special prizes of the Film Festival:

  • “1+1” is a prize for the promoting the best practices in the field of social inclusion and expanding the social solidarity, including the social adaptation of physically disabled people, integration into society of vulnerable population groups, etc.;
  • “World without war” is a prize for promoting the theme of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War and / or the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations (friendship of peoples, cooperation of states to prevent military conflicts, the idea of “world peace”);
  • “New hero of our time” is a prize for media professionals who took part in the shooting of the Film Festival's competitive work, actively promoting and developing the theme of volunteerism and charity, and participating in solving social problems of society;
  • “Meaningful business” is a prize for successful cooperation between socially oriented and commercial companies, production of socially-oriented films by business companies together with charitable foundations and voluntary organisations, and production of social advertising.
  • #ALLTOGETHER is a prize for media promoting and positioning of social deeds and social initiatives, for cinematic "study" on human capabilities in self-isolation mode, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All winners of the Competition will be awarded with LAMPA trophies, diplomas and valuable prizes.

The best submissions included into the short list of the Film Festival will be recommended for practical implementation and broadcasting for promoting volunteering and charity within the framework of the Film Festival’s events; filmmakers will be invited to LAMPA Film Festival's events.


  • Short films — under 40 minutes, social video — under 5 minutes, advertising — under 2 minute.
  • One participant can submit up to 3 works in all nominations.

Before submitting, please read carefully the Rules and Regulations for the LAMPA International Film Festival.

Submit online via festival site 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The organizers of the film festival are: ANO "Vector of Friendship", National Association for Education Development "Notebook of Friendship"




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 05, 2020
  • Deadline
    July 30, 2020
  • Notifications
    August 21, 2020
  • Event dates
    14 — 16 October 2020
Categories & Fees

Social video — under 5 minutes, 

  • Deadline — $20

Documentary films under 40 minutes.

  • Deadline — $20

Advertising — under 2 minute.

  • Deadline — $20

This nomination is for young filmmakers from 10 to 18 who can present their socially oriented works. Films directed by the children differ in their positive look on the concerns of the modern society.

  • Deadline — $5

films under 40 minutes.

  • Deadline — $20
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