All-Russian Inclusive Film Festival «Invisible Cinema»


Years running: 1 (since 2024)

All-Russian Inclusive Film Festival «Invisible Cinema»

The first inclusive film festival in the Urals


"Invisible Cinema" is the first inclusive film festival in the Urals. It brings together creators with disabilities and filmmakers who tell stories about people with disabilities. Our mission is to show the public life-affirming films and offer a different look at the problem of the “other” in the modern world.

The inclusive festival is a launching pad for people with disabilities who are involved in creativity in the field of cinema, animation and video production. This is a chance to be heard, show your film on the big screen and compete for the main prize.

For professional filmmakers, this is an opportunity to take part in a thematic festival where attention to issues of inclusion is valued: heroes with disabilities and the volunteers who help them, social organizations and rehabilitation centers.


Within the framework of the Film Festival, winners in the following categories are identified and awarded:

  • Best fiction film;
  • Best Non-Fiction Film;
  • Best Animated Film;
  • Best Television Format;
  • Best Children's Film;
  • Festival Grand Prix.

The jury has the right to award additional prizes and diplomas established by the Organizing Committee, various organizations or individuals wishing to reward participants of the Film Festival.

Лауреаты Кинофестиваля I степени награждаются статуэтками и дипломами. Лауреаты II и III степени награждаются дипломами и памятными подарками.


The participants of the Film Festival can be:

  • people with disabilities engaged in creative work in the field of audiovisual technologies (cinematography, animation, video production, television);
  • normotypic authors who make films and other audiovisual works about people with disabilities.

Groups of authors and individual authors without age restrictions living in the territory of the Russian Federation can take part.

Applicants from other countries are allowed to participate if the competition work corresponds to the theme of the Film Festival and is understandable to a Russian-speaking audience (accompanied by Russian subtitles, simultaneous Russian translation or translation is not required).

Audiovisual works of various formats and genres are allowed:

  • Feature Film;
  • Non-fiction (documentary) film;
  • Animated film;
  • Popular Science/View film;
  • Presentation/image film;
  • A portrait essay;
  • Social advertising;
  • Musical history (video clip);
  • Video poetry;
  • Journalistic video work (TV program, reportage, information story, interview, etc.);
  • New media (video art, blog, vlogger, etc.).

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The organizers of the festival are the ANO “Creative Industries of the Urals” and the Chelyabinsk Regional Special Library for the Visually Impaired and Blind.

The jury includes cultural and artistic figures, specialists in the field of cinematography and inclusive creativity.




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Alexandra Petrova, Program Director of the Film Festival: +7 963 08 80 217


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    April 15, 2024
  • 1 Deadline
    June 01, 2024
  • 2 Deadline
    July 01, 2024
  • 3 Deadline
    August 01, 2024
  • 4 Deadline
    September 01, 2024
  • Deadline
    September 15, 2024
  • Notifications
    October 31, 2024
  • Event Dates
    15 — 30 November 2024
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  • 1 Deadline — free
  • 2 Deadline — free
  • 3 Deadline — free
  • 4 Deadline — free
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