The Festival

Russian National Auteur Short Film Festival “Artkino” (hereafter The Festival “Artkino”) was created in 2008. The institutor of the fest is a production group “World of Art” and cinematography school “Artarea of cinema”. The festival takes place in Moscow every September and in more than 50 Russian cities throughout the year. The competition is held for Russian fiction films, documentary, animation and experimental films no longer than 30 minutes, created by students and graduates of cinematography schools along with independent authors.

The mission of the festival is revival of auteur cinema in Russia, encouraging innovations in cinematography, attracting attention to auteur and experimental movies through popularization of short films, promoting short films for their release at film theatres and on television. Thanks to the Festival aspiring filmmakers have an opportunity to introduce their films to general public and to professionals of this industry.

The festival “Artkino” is the only one cinema forum which promotes the pictures chosen for the competition. Awarded films have an opportunity to take part in final screening tour in 50 cities of Russia and CIS countries (Commonwealth of Independent States). 

The president of the festival is a movie director Sergei Tiutin.