Flahertiana Documentary Film Contest Opens for Entries


DSCF0990The International Documentary Film Festival, Flahertiana, is calling for entries from filmmakers from around the world for its 2020 contest and is asking those interested to submit their works for the competition.

The festival, was named in honour of American filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty, will take place from September 18 to 24, 2020 in Perm, Russia.

For entries to be eligible, they must reflect the documentary style of Robert Flaherty and his film “Nanook of the North.”Entries submitted in languages other than English should include English language subtitles. All submissions must have been released after January 1, 2019.

The winner of the best documentary prize will receive RUB250,000 (US$3,736). Winners of the best new subject award and best artistic solution award will each receive RUB75,000 (US$1,120). Directors can choose to receive their cash prizes in rubles, dollars or euros.

The festival will cover transport costs and three days of accommodation in Perm for directors whose documentaries are selected for the international competition.

The deadline for submission of films is May 10, 2020.

For more information and to submit entries, click: http://eng.flahertiana.ru/news/index.htm?id=530