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Message to Man

Message to Man

Saint Petersburg International Documentary, Short Film and Animated Film Festival

Type : Feature film and short film festival
Theme : International festival
Location : Russia
Period : September

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Event presentation

 Festival “Message to Man” was founded to emphasize the important role of non-feature films in cultural life of the country and allow national documentary filmmakers become more familiar with the world of international cinema.             

However, with years, the goals of the Festival had broadened and as a result, short fiction and animated films were added to the competition program. This year the Festival also makes a new step toward experimental films.

Every year the Festival presents over 50 Russian premieres and more than 300 films from around the world are screened in competition and special programs.

On average the Festival receives over 3000 films for selection each year. These films become accessible to every participant and guest of the Festival through the Festival’s video-library.

The name of the Festival «Message to Man» also became its mission. It refers to the Bible and reflects the essence of the Festival’s purpose: Faith, Hope, Love, Grace, Compassion – eternal human values that we always need in life as well as in films.

The Festival is supported by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Russian Federation, St. Petersburg City Government and Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg.

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Registration conditions for short films

Films produced on or after : Janvier 2015
Registration deadline : 31/05/2017
Registration deadline by Unifrance : 02/05/2017
UniFrance contacts at this event : Christine Gendre
Registrations requiring fees
Registration Form available on external website :

Subtitling required
Maximum runtime : documentaires : 40' fictions et animations : 30' films expérimentaux : 15' et année de production à partir du 01/01/2014
Films produced on or after : Janvier 2015
Genres accepted : All genres
Pre-selection format requirements : Video File
Screening format requirements : Blu-ray , Video File, DCP (Digital Cinema Package)


Posters (18)


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