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XI Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning

Founded by St.Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union in 2001, Open St.Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning is held annually in autumn at the Cinema House, St.Petersburg, Russia. 

Aims and Goals:

  • To maintain international contacts, to broaden creative and professional contacts, to promote experience and ideas exchange among film schools

  • To reveal tendencies towards development of young cinema in different countries

  • To attract attention of film producers to the work of young directors, directors of photography, sound producers and script writers

  • To draw interest of viewing audience to the works of young filmmakers

  • To draw interest to short-length films.In addition to the film competition the festival also offers non-competition screenings, master-classes in filmmaking open to the public and many other events!

The XI edition of the festival will be carried on September, 21-27, 2012.


No more than 30' length fiction, documentary and animation films produced after January, 1st, 2011 and made by film school students will be accepted. The deadline for Entry forms and videos is the 1st of July, 2012.

The list of selected films will be posted on the official festival website after the 20th of July, 2012.

Check out the official website of the festival to learn more about the Call for entries 2012:


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The European Independent Film Festival discovers, promotes and projects only the BEST independent films from around the world every year in Paris, France.

The selected titles represent the pinnacle of contemporary filmmaking talent from around the world and compete for the title of "Europe's Best Independent Film".


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