Old City in the New World


Years running: 3 (since 2019)

Old City in the New World

Film festival on the theme of preservation of historical and cultural heritage.


The "Old City in the New World" film festival is held in Russia and Italy. 

The Film festival purpose is the fixation of community on an issue of cultural heritage preservation of the cities with centuries-old history, architectural heritage preservation, drawing special attention to monuments of wooden architecture, research of a cultural phenomenon "the old city" and human interactions with it.


Works of winners will be honored with prize money, the best works will be shown on television, at movie theaters and within the final stages of the photo exhibition "Windows of Irkutsk. Doors of Venice" which will take place in Venice, Verona, Moscow, and Irkutsk. 


  • The works sent to the Film festival have to be created not earlier than 2015 and to correspond to the stated idea, including: a discernible subject of cultural/architectural heritage of the cities; interaction of an "old" and "new" city; interaction of a person and city.
  • The participants of the competition can be legal entities, individuals and groups of people who own the provided movies and videos and are over 18 years. 
  • Works for participation in the competition are accepted from the participants living in the cities which are older than 300 years. Also, the competitive works filmed in the territory of such cities are allowed to participate if the scenes made in these cities take more than 2/3 of the general timing of competitive work. Competition 18+. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Organizer: charitable Foundation "Heritage of Irkutsk patrons" with the support of the Presidential grants Fund.

The famous public figures and figures of cinematography of Italy and Russia joined the judges of the film festival.

Authors of the idea, founders of film festival are Marina Kondrashova, Maxim Savchenko 




Official Website




Russia, Irkutsk
ul.Chudotvorskaya, 1

Phone: +7 (3952) 780-999
Email: nasledie-office@nim.su


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 21, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 22, 2019
  • Notifications
    April 10, 2019
  • Event Dates
    18 — 19 April 2019
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — 20 ₽
  • Earlybird Deadline — 20 ₽
  • Earlybird Deadline — 20 ₽

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