General information

20-26 лістапада 2021 года
November, 20-26, 2021


The Directorate of Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad" is pleased to inform you that this year the 27th Festival "Listapad" will be held in Minsk from 20 to 26 November.

The Directorate invites film studios, TV companies, distribution companies, independent producers to send applications for participation in the Festival's competitive programs.

The Festival "Listapad 2021", continuing the long history of the film forum, will try this year to expand the geography of the participants and to present the best achievements of world cinema.

The Film Festival aims to acquaint the Belarusian audience with the most interesting and significant works of national and foreign filmmakers whose creativity is based on universal human values.



This year the competition program includes:

-        Main Feature Films Competition;

-        Main Documentary Films Competition;

-        Competition of Youth Films "Cinema of the Young";

-        Competition of films for children and youth audience "Listapadzik".



Only full-length films made in the last one and a half years specially mentioned at international festivals and highly acclaimed by filmmakers and viewers may participate in the Feature Competition Programs.

No less than 12 films from no less than 10 countries participate in the Main Feature Films Competition.

Only full-length films and length made in the last one and a half years specially mentioned at international festivals and highly acclaimed by filmmakers and viewers may participate in the Documentary Competition Programs.

No less than 12 films from no less than 10 countries participate in the Main Documentary Films Competition.

Films created in the last one and a half years are participating in the Competition of Youth Films "Cinema of the Young". Films of all genres are accepted. The director's age at the time of filming must not be more than 40 years old.

No less than 10 most outstanding debut films (the first or the second work of the film director) participate in the Competition of Youth Films "Cinema of the Young".

Only full-length feature and animated films (of any running-time) made in the last one and a half years may participate in the Competition of films for children and youth audience "Listapadzik";

No more than 10 films participate in the Competition of films for children and youth audience "Listapadzik".

Film studios, TV companies, distribution companies, independent producers and others may participate in the Festival if they hold the copyright on the submitted films.

Only the films that haven’t been publicly shown in the Republic of Belarus are eligible for participation in the Festival Programs.



To be considered for one of the competition programs one has to fill in the application form before September 30, 2021.

Submission of the film for the selection is free of charge.



At the same time the copyright owner agrees with:

- for the public presentation of the film in a competitive or out-of-competition screening, including with the participation of representatives of the creative group;

- for the presentation of film fragments on television (no more than 3 minutes), on the official website of the Festival, social networks of the Festival and in other promotional materials of the Festival;

- to use all the presented film materials in promotional materials of the Festival (catalogues, brochures, on the website, in multimedia performances, etc.).



Demonstration copies of films participating in the Festival's competitions must be in the original language and with English subtitles if the original language is not English.

Copies of films accepted for the other programs of the Festival Competition Programs should be submitted to the Festival Directorate no later than 25.10.2021.

The final decision on the number of films participating in the Competition Programs is made by the Festival Directorate. The order of the Competitive Demonstration of films is determined by the Festival Directorate.

Complete Festival Regulations, rules of participation and application forms will be available on the festival page and on the website of the Film Studio “Belarusfilm” belarusfilm.by and on the website of the Festival listapad.org in September.



CONTACTS

Festival Directorate (The Republican Unitary Enterprise The National Film Studio “Belarusfilm”)

e-mail: info@listapad.org

information (feature films): fiction@listapad.org

information (documentaries): documentary@listapad.org

information (Cinema of the Young): young@listapad.org

information («Listapadzik»): listapadik@listapad.org

festival page on the web site of the Film Studio “Belarusfilm” https://belarusfilm.by/listapad/

Official site: www.listapad.org



The 27nd edition of MIFF “Listapad” will take place on November 20-26, 2021.