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  • POSITION About the eleventh international youth film festival «Light to the world»

    POSITION About the eleventh international youth film festival «Light to the world»


    About the eleventh international youth film festival «Light to the world»,

    dedicated to the 800th anniversary of the birth of the Holy Grand Duke Alexander Nevsky.

    (May 12-15, 2021, Yaroslavl oblast)

    (The date of the final can be changed to an indefinite period in connection with the pandemic)


    «I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life» (Jn. 8: 12)


    1. Objective: to promote the spiritual, moral, Patriotic and aesthetic education of the modern youth.
    2. Tasks:

    — create an environment of healthy creative communication between children’s and youth film studios and individual young film enthusiasts;

    — provide methodological and practical assistance to specialists working in the field of children’s and youth film-making, as well as education and upbringing of children and youth;

    — identify and support gifted children;

    — identify and support young film enthusiasts and film enthusiasts who make films for children, promote traditional spiritual and moral values, patriotism, and a healthy lifestyle.


    1. The organizers of the competition:

    The festival is co-organized by the Rybinsk diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church and the National copyright holders support Fund (Moscow).

    The project is being implemented in 2021 using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the presidential grants Fund.

    The festival is supported by the administration of the Yaroslavl region and its subjects, state, commercial and public structures, PIA » Russian chronicle «(Yaroslavl), the center» Sunny » (Rybinsk), the gallery of modern Orthodox art and painting» Under the Holy cover » (Uglich), as well as the media.


    1. The organizing Committee of the festival:


    Bishop Veniamin of Rybinsk and Danilovsky, Chairman of the organizing Committee;

    Archpriest Evgeny Glazunov, Deputy Chairman of the organizing Committee, Director of the festival;

    Irina Dyadchenko, author of the educational project «Berega», member of the organizing Committee of the festival, teacher-religious scholar, producer of documentary and feature films;

    Alla Kotova, head of the selection Committee, Director of the festival opening and closing ceremony, member of the festival organizing Committee, teacher;

    Arturas Lobachev-Dvoretsky, Director of the Russian chronicle Orthodox News Agency, member of the festival’s organizing Committee;

    Elena Lobachev-Dvoretskaya, Director, member of the festival organizing Committee;

    Anastasia Belyaeva, teacher, member of the festival organizing Committee (Uglich);

    Tatyana Eppel, head of the Department of culture of the Pereslavl diocese (Pereslavl-Zalesky), member of the festival organizing Committee.

    Elena Rezchikova, teacher, member of the festival organizing Committee (Uglich);


    1. The participants

    Professionals and film enthusiasts are invited to participate by category:

    5.1 «Light to the world» Category: youth groups and individual authors.

    A film can only fall into the category if at least one of the following conditions is met:

    The age of the main Director is from 18 to 35 years (at the time of the film’s creation);

    The age of the main operator is from 18 to 35 years (at the time of the film’s creation);

    Most actors (or presenters for TV programs and documentaries) are between 18 and 35 years old (at the time of the film’s creation);

    The age of creators of all animated images (drawings, three-dimensional figures and objects, computer images, etc.) is from 18 to 35 years (at the time of creating the film).

    5.2 category » Light to the world. Films for children»: groups and individual authors, without age restrictions, who make films for children, in which the main character (s) are children, films that are not included in the «Light to the world» category. Children» and «Light to the world».


    1. Dates and venue.

    6.1 Applications for participation are accepted from November 1 to March 1, 2021 in the prescribed form on the festival’s website: http://kinofest-svetmiru.ru/

    6.2 Qualifying stage: from March 2 to April 1, 2021.

    6.3 the list of finalists is published no later than April 15, 2021 on the festival’s website and in the social networks «V Kontakte» and «Facebook».

    6.4 the final of the festival: from 12 to 15 may 2021. Participants will visit Yaroslavl, Rybinsk, Uglich, Tutaev (subject to change). Screenings of competitive films will also be held in other cities of the Yaroslavl region.

    The final program includes viewing finalist films, discussion of works, master classes, a round table for teachers and Studio managers, and excursions. The festival will include concerts and creative meetings with famous cultural figures.


    1. The conditions of competition.

    7.1 Applications and films must be received by the organizing Committee no later than March 1, 2021!

    7.2 films and programs created no earlier than 2018 are accepted for participation in the competition program of the festival. The working language of the Festival is Russian. Programs (films) created in a foreign language must have superimposed subtitles in Russian or simultaneous translation. As an exception, the organizing Committee can accept a film with subtitles in English.

    7.3 Movies are accepted via links to the file sharing service in AVCHD, AVI, MOV, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 format. Movies in HD quality are welcome. The link to the films must be up to date until the end of the festival finale.

    7.4 films from one author or Studio are accepted only one at a time in the category – one clip, one game, etc. (except for cases when different Directors within the same Studio present their works in the same category), there may be several works from one Studio if they have different Directors.

    7.5 works advertising the activities of totalitarian, occult, satanic or any other destructive sects, psychics, magicians, sorcerers, healers, etc. are Not accepted. A list of the most well-known sects and cults: http://iriney.ru/alfavitnyij-spisok.html#

    7.6 the international youth film festival «Light to the world» is held in two stages: the selection of the best video works (in absentia) and the final. A Selection Committee is created to pass the works to the final part of the competition. The selection Committee makes a preliminary selection, as a result of which films of high technical and artistic level that meet the goals and objectives of the Festival are passed to the final. Films that make it to the final are evaluated by the festival’s Jury.

    7.7 Authors of films that have made it to the final of the Festival are invited to the final events of the Festival.

    7.8 films are rated on a 5-point system (from 0 to 5). Films that have received the highest ratings become laureates of the festival and are awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree diplomas.

    The rest of the finalists receive diplomas from the finalists.

    Special prizes of the festival: members of the jury and sponsors can award their favorite films for acting, directing or cinematography, for an idea, etc.

    The best films are determined and awarded according to the children’s and youth jury.

    The jury also gives out honorable mention certificates.



    Criteria for evaluating films.

    — compliance of the work with the goals of the Festival;

    — originality of the script;

    — relevance of the topic covered in the work;

    — originality of the idea (Director’s decision);

    — artistic level of the solution;

    — operator skills;

    — acting;

    — sound solution;

    — the level of technical implementation of the idea (quality of film editing).


    Competition categories and timing of works.

    9.1. The film competition

    — «Light to the world «( films and programs about Orthodoxy);

    — Fiction film;

    — Non-fiction movies;

    — TV program (story);

    — Animation;

    — Video;

    — Social video

    There is no time limit for entries, but films and programs of up to 30 minutes are preferred in the selection process.



    Chairman of the jury-Bishop Veniamin of Rybinsk and Danilovsky

    Jury members:

    Archpriest Evgeny Glazunov, Deputy Chairman of the organizing Committee of the Light to the world film festival, press Secretary of the Rybinsk diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, Rybinsk

    Abbot Raphael (Simakov), rector of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel «in Bor», artist, Uglich

    Archpriest Igor Sobko, head of the Orthodox culture center «Lestvitsa», Director, composer, honored worker of culture of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine

    Alexander Petrov, animator, Director, screenwriter, honored artist of Russia, laureate of State prizes of the Russian Federation and «Oscar», Yaroslavl

    Alyona Ivanichenko, President of the Saint Vladimir film festival, Sevastopol

    Vladimir Glazunov, TV host of the Nostalgia channel, Moscow

    Sergey Strusovsky, Director, screenwriter, producer, head of Department at Soyuzmultfilm Studio, Moscow

    Ilya Belostotsky, Director, screenwriter, Moscow

    Alexander Matrosov, operator, Moscow

    Arturas Lobachev-Butler, cinematographer, producer, Yaroslavl

    Elena Lobacheva-Dvoretskaya, Director, screenwriter, Yaroslavl

    Anastasia Belyaeva, teacher, researcher at the gallery «Under the Holy Cover», Uglich

    Irina Dyadchenko, religious studies teacher, producer, Director, co-author of the regional educational projects «Berega» And «films for extracurricular activities in the defense industry and other subjects of the humanitarian cycle», Moscow

    Alexander Muratov, head of the project «Internet portal of children and youth media creation «Probumerang TV» and the Internet channel «BOOM TV», member of the Board Of the Association of media education specialists, Moscow

    Yuri Afanasiev, psychiatrist, head of the children’s Department of the Vologda regional psychoneurological dispensary No. 1, Director of the ANO «protection» — protection of children from the dangers of the modern digital world. Cherepovets.

    Foreign members of the jury:

    Sergey Kater, member Of the public chamber of the Union state, Director of the highest category Minsk, Belarus

    Katia Malatesta, the Director of the film festival «Popoli e Religioni — Terni Film Festival» Perugia, Italy

    Anna Yan, Director of the «Fresco» film festival Yerevan, Armenia

    Goran Simpraga, producer, head of Media center of «Russian Express» them. V. Nogina and chicken in Belgrade, Serbia

    Vladislav Robsky, program Director of the Pokrov film festival, Kiev

    Vitaly Lyubetsky, Director, screenwriter, actor, musician, Minsk, Belarus


    Financial condition.


    11.1 participation in the Festival competition is free of charge. Travel of the finalists to the festival venue and back is at the expense of the festival participants. Accommodation, meals and cultural and excursion program are paid for by the festival organizers (if there is sufficient funding).

    The organizing Committee invites one participant from the Studio to the final of the festival (except for cases when different Directors within the same Studio present their works in the same category). invitations are Sent out to the participants who scored the maximum score in the selection Committee. if they refuse, after 5 days, the place goes to the next finalist according to the rating system.

    11.2. if the finalist refuses to participate in the Festival in person, they will receive an electronic diploma (diplomas are published in the VK group of the festival https://vk.com/club187644198 ), the prize and the original diploma will not be sent.

    11.3 conditions of arrival at your own expense.

    Additional participants can come at their own expense, and the organizing Committee (if possible) helps with transport, hotel reservations, and catering. The program of the festival specifies places of food, accommodation, and screenings. All details of this option of participation can be clarified with the members of the organizing Committee in the social networks «in contact», «Facebook».


    phone Numbers: +79038213716 (Archpriest Evgeny Glazunov);

    The website of the festival: http://kinofest-svetmiru.ru/

    e-mail: [email protected]

    https://www.facebook.com/svetmiru2013/ https://vk.com/club187644198

    Postal address of the organizing Committee: 3/5 Krestovaya str., Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region, 152901

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