The Application Process for 22nd MIFF “Listapad” has Started

Today, the application process for 22nd Minsk International Film Festival has started. 22nd MIFF “Listapad” will take place in November 6-13, 2015.

One can learn the terms and conditions of participation in “For participants” tab. Regulations of 22nd MIFF “Listapad” could be found in “Regulations” tab.

The Festival’s competition includes 3 sections:

  • feauture films;
  • documentaries;
  • children and youth films competition “Listapadzik”.

To enter the Main Competition the feature film should be of full-length and to be filmed in the one of the post-soviet countries or the country of the post-socialistic block, and to be mentioned or awarded at International film festivals.

To participate in debut films competition “Youth on the March” the full-length feature film should be the first or the second work in director’s filmography.

Main documentary films competition is open for full-length and medium documentaries shot in one of the post-soviet countries or in the country of post-socialistic block widely appreciated by experts and public.

In Competition of the national film schools (1st - 2nd Documentary Films Competition) representatives of various film schools may participate with their works. Each of the works may be student’s or graduate film project.

Any film shoot or produced by Belarusians in Belarus or abroad may participate in the National Film Competition.

Children and Youth film competition “Listapadzik” also accepts full-length feature and animation works.

In the competitions of Minsk IFF "Listapad" can participate films made in the last two years.

The application process will continue until September 6, 2015 (for the National Competition - till September 22, 2015).

International expert jury decides the main prizes of the festival – “Golden “Listapad” and “Silver”Listapad”. Audience choice prize is also awarded as a “Bronze “Listapad”.

FIAPF accredits the Festival as Competitive Specialized Film Festival for Films produced in Baltic and Central-Asian countries, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

MIFF “Listapad” is more than 150 films from more than 45 countries, more than 200 screenings at 6 venues annually. Q&A between audience and the authors of the film follows most of the screenings. The main programme is accompanied by workshops and retrospectives. 40 000 people with more than 100 special guests from film industry visit the Festival annually.

Founders of the Festival are Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and Minsk City executive committee.