Ufa Youth Short Film Festival


Years running: 10 (since 2014)

Ufa Youth Short Film Festival

The free cinema festival for young and ambitious cinematographers


Ufa Youth Short Film Festival is an international film forum included by the Russian Ministry of Culture into the register of official international film festivals. In the light of COVID-19 pandemic, the festival management made a decision to hold the Festival online.

The Festival program includes competitive screening of short films created by young people aged 14-25, as well as film production masterclasses, meetings with filmmakers and public talks. The festival aims to develop creative abilities in the field of cinema, as well as to encourage young people to lead an active creative life, develop skills and gain experience in film production.



Winners of the competitive program are awarded with valuable prizes and certificates. Laureates are awarded souvenirs and certificates of participation.

Competition of 18-25 years old directors: 

  • Best film:  50 000 rubles
  • 2nd place: 30 000 rubles,
  • 3d place:  20 000 rubles.

Competition of 14-17 years old directors: 

  • Best film:  30 000 rubles
  • 2nd place: 20 000 rubles,
  • 3d place:  10 000 rubles.


  1. Best fiction film;
  2. Best directing;
  3. Best male actor (up to 17 years old);
  4. Best male actor (more than 18 years old);
  5. Best female actor (up to 17 years old);
  6. Best female actor (more than 18 years old)
  7. Best script;
  8. Best cinematography;
  9. Best editing;
  10. Best film score;
  11. Best sound;
  12. Best documentary;
  13. Best animation;
  14. Best music video;
  15. Best Russian film.



  • Young people from 14 to 25 years old can take part in the festival.
  • Participation in the festival is free

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  1. Ruslan Nasibullin - festival director

  2. Irina Bychkova - film editor, producer (TV Series: Ekaterina, Realnye patsany, Fizruk)

  3. Thomas Mraz - multi-genre artist, singer and songwriter

  4. Yulia Volkova - film Director, “Moviestart” portal editor, film selector


    Talgat Safarov - producer, director, music video operator




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Mobile: +7 927 345-39-99

E-mail: info@kinofest.info

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 02, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    March 22, 2020
  • Event Dates
    7 — 11 July 2020
Categories & Fees

Возрастная категория присваивается в зависимости от возраста режиссёра фильма.

  • Late Deadline — free

Возрастная категория присваивается в зависимости от возраста режиссёра фильма.

  • Late Deadline — free
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