International Kansk Video Festival

kanskfest // International Kansk Video Festival

17th edition

Aug 22 - Aug 31, 2021
Kansk (Siberia), Moscow, Russia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length

Mission / description International Kansk Video Festival (Russia/Siberia) is not a conventional film festival. It is an experiment in time and space. The small Siberian city of Kansk, was found on the Internet by chance and selected as its name correlates with the Cannes Film Festival, Kansk in the Russian language is pronounced the same as Cannes.

Since 2002 in the depths of Siberia the festival happens annually. Far way from the Côte d`Azur to the severe Taiga climate, 7000 km from London, 4500 km from Moscow and 300 km from Krasnoyarsk by ‘Irons Road’, and the Trans-Siberian Railway. In an area full of wonderful and brave Siberian people, pelmeni, cedar nuts, even buses reminiscent to the old school buses of a long lost Soviet a place full magic.

The Kansk Video festival has grown immeasurably from it’s 2002 beginnings, each year it hosts an international jury from the industry and artistic communities, running international film and video-art competitions with a special screenings program and a bank of ideas for a further 150 years of the festivals future. The festival promotes new names of independent and uncompromising video and filmmakers, new genres, new cinema trends.
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Class Founded: 2002
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jan 27, 2018

Regular deadline: May 01, 2018
Late deadline: May 15, 2018

Notification date: Jul 10, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 8.83 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Grand Prix, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Diploma, Special diploma
Specials Talent Campus, Workshops
General rules 1. Professional filmmakers or video artists can submit to the Festival, as well as amateurs.

2. Festival entry is free.

3. Only digital productions are accepted - short films or video art projects. Maximum running time of submissions should last no longer than 30 minutes. Film copies aren’t accepted!

4. Russian films participate in the International competition without any special conditions.

5. One author can submit to the Festival any number of works.

6. Each film can be entered to one of five nominations.

7. Festival nominations: Fiction, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Video art.

8. The Festival accepts films and videos produced after the 1st of January 2017 only.

9. Deadline for entries - May 01, 2018.

10. If original language of your entry is neither Russian nor English, film should be subtitled in one of those two languages or an English dialogue list must be attached.

11. All entries will be shown to the Selection Committee.

12. The Selection Committee has the right not to inform about criteria of selection or non-selection to the competition programme and special screenings.

13. All submissions selected to the competition programme will be showed to the Jury. Non-selected entries can be shown in the framework of the festival special screenings.

14. Festival awards:
Grand Prix - Palm Secateur D`Or
1st, 2nd, 3rd Diplomas
Diploma for the Best Russian Film
Special Diplomas of Jury

15. The list of selected films will appear on our web-site after 10th of July, 2018.

16. Authors of the selected films are invited to participate in the festival. We cover transportation and hotel expenses for all period of the festival. Author is obliged to be present at his film`s screening.

17. Award winners will be announced on the web-site on 31th of August, 2018, after closing ceremony of the Festival.

18. Authors of films selected to special screenings can participate in the Festival by their own expenses only.

19. Grand Prix Winner 2018 will be invited to the Festival Jury 2019.