KinoDUEL International Film Festival (4)


22 Mar 2021
Call for entries

13 Apr 2021
Early deadline

11 May 2021
Standard deadline

08 Jun 2021
Late deadline

20 Jan 2022
Festival closed

21 Feb 2022
Notification date

24 Mar 2022
27 Mar 2022


Jeleznodorojnaya,  142116, Moscow, Podolsk, Russia, Moscow region, Russia

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 26'<
Feature film festival >50' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 March 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 26'<
 Feature Films  >50' 120'<
 Any language
English Russian
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Festival start: 24 March 2022      Festival end: 27 March 2022

Friends! We are waiting for you! You can influence the whole course of our festival.
The vote of three of the independent jury right in the room! The jury of filmmakers against the press and the audience!


It connects people, their kind hearts and creativity. The first festival was held in 2018 in Moscow, Russia, 2019 - in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, March 2021 - in Moscow and Podolsk.


The festival is organized by the Vyatkin Publishing House. We publish books in author's gift and leather hand-made bindings, make documentaries, short-length films and presentation videos. The publishing house is a permanent member of international and Russian exhibitions, festivals and forums. The publishing house also participates in organizing charity events, psychological and thematic seminars, meetings with authors, film directors and actors.


Our festival selects films based on the principle of dueling, as in sports. The films must pass through several stages: the official selection, the semi-final and the final. The final takes place in the form of a battle-duel, which is evaluated right in the hall by the filmmakers, the audience and the press.

The aim of the festival is to encourage young filmmakers to make new films, to appreciate their creativity and to introduce filmmakers to the culture and life of the world. We accept films of all genres from all over the world and give new filmmakers the opportunity to evaluate their films and compete with other famous filmmakers. These are films made from the heart and for people of all genres who deny aggression and war.

Each film that passes the official selection will receive laurels. And at the end of the festival, of course, a buffet and a photo shoot.


The final screenings
Screenings of "a single session" best movies not released in rent
Pitching of film projects
A script competition in Russian
Workshops and a round table for filmmakers
Excursion program
Interactive action
Children's program
Special presentation program
Gala concert and awarding of winners
Photo session with the winners and stars


The prize named after Dmitry Talankin

Best feature film Trailer

Best documentary film Trailer

Best film-debut

Best musical film

Best film/video of young filmmakers (5-16 years)

Best documentary

Best Short Film

Best animated film

Best film about Russia/Лучший фильм о России

Additional prizes:

For the most good-hearted movie
For non-standard creative approach
For the original idea of the film
For the best Comedy solution of the film
For the best student film
For creative courage
For the best directorial debut
For best actor\actress
People's Choice Award

Trophies and diplomas for winners, finalists, semi-finalists, laurels for official selection, certificates for live shows and the premiere of the film.

Nominal prizes for finalists who took 2nd place.

The contract with the producer.

Prizes and gifts in selected nominations from sponsors: free annual subscription to the platform for filmmakers, collectible books in leather, master classes, etc.

Main prize
500$+contract with the producer

This year there are a lot of good and very necessary films. Therefore, our updated team decided to introduce several more selection criteria. From the films of the official selection of each month, the nominees for awards and prizes will be selected. All of them will receive corresponding diplomas and will qualify for further participation not only for the main prize, but also for prizes of additional categories and prizes of sponsors.

Stage 1 official selection monthly. These films participate in the further struggle for the main prize. Any film from the official selection can be recommended for screening in the cinema. All who entered the official selection will receive the corresponding laurels-the official selection of the month.

Stage 2 semi-final. 4 participants will be selected in each category at the end of the year. Any of them claims not only for the main prize, but also for other incentive prizes from sponsors.

Stage 3 final. In each category there are only two participants who will compete for the main prize in the final. These films will be shown on the main screen of the Festival.Each pair will be appreciated by the teams of filmmakers, the press and the audience (1 vote per team), who always have different opinions. Each of them, as well as in the ring, surrounded by spectators and participants, will raise the plate with the number of the winner. Will their opinions coincide? You'll see.

It will be a real movie fight, where the best masters of cinema, spectators and judges will gather.

To be among the winners, you must submit your movies in HD to the platform Festhome with subtitles in English or Russian. All films selected for live screenings in the cinema (as we will inform you in advance) must be presented in HD format with subtitles in Russian or English. Payment for the screening of the film within the festival is not provided for the authors.

Registration fee for participation is not refundable, it covers technical and organizational activities for participants.

The organizer of the festival is not responsible for issues related to the copyright of the film and the materials used in the film. The applicant and the authors of the film are responsible for these issues.

After you submit your film, you agree that we may use your data and movie data on social networks and the press to promote the festival and announce the film as part of the festival program (Poster, trailer, teaser, synopsis, press kit, photo Director, etc.).



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