Rules and Regulations for conducting the First Ural opened Festival of Russian Cinema

Provision 1

The Festival founder is:
Sverdlovsk department of Russian Union of Cinematographers.
The Festival is held with support of  Governor of Sverdlovsk Oblast and federal newspaper «Rossiyskaya Gazeta».
Duration of the Festival is 7 days.


Provision 2

Main aims and objectives:

  • introducing the best examples of Russian cinema to Russian audience;
  • presentation of the most valuable works of the best professionals of Russian cinema;
  • establishment of the XXI century cinema audience.


Provision 3

The Cinema Festival takes places every year in Yekaterinburg city.


Provision 4

Festival Programm contains following sections:




  • Grand Prix
  • Prize for Best Director
  • Award for Best Actor
  • Award for Best Actress
  • Award for Best Cinematography
  • People's Choice Award
  • Award for Best Debut
  • Special Jury Prize

Possible prizes from sponsors and organisations.


Provision 6

The following video file formats are accepted for participation in the Festival:
DCP, Format Full HD (mp4, mkv, mov, avi)
Phonogram in Russian and/or with Russian subtitles.


Provision 7

Applications for the participation are accepted till the 1st of August 2016.
Required documents:
  1. DVD/USB card with the film, a file with the film on a file-sharing service (with a password), or on a service etc — for the commission preview;
  2. filled registration form (ENTRY FORM), which scan is sent by e-mail:;
  3. brief synopsis;
  4. Filmography and a brief biography of the director, electronic version of the director photo;
  5. electronic version of colour or black and white screenshots of the film with a minimum size of 300х400 Ps (2-3 photos);


Provision 8

Prints preparation:

Prints of the films (DCP, Format Full HD (mp4, mkv, mov, avi) selected by the commission for a presentation in the Festival Program, must arrive in Yekaterinburg no later than the 1st of September.

The following documents must be attached to the film print:

  1. Press-kits (if desired).
  2. 5-10 posters, in case of no posters – colour or black and white photos, format A4 (5-10).


Provision 9

Fragments of each selected film (1 or 2 fragments no more than 2 minutes) can be sent by the Festival address to be shown on TV for promotional purposes no later than the 20th of August.


Provision 10

Festival is responsible:

  • for the compliance of the Russian and international copyright laws;
  • for the safety of prints (DCP, Format Full HD (mp4, mkv, mov, avi) from the moment of  the receiving till the moment of sending them during 2 weeks after the Festival ends.

Films received by the Committee on DVD and USB cards are not returned.


Provision 11

Festival sticks to all the recommendations of the International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF).