Dear friends,

Every year International Film Festival of debut and student films "Beginning" presents the films of young directors from all over the world. For the 16 years of its existence this festival has become a true creative laboratory of the debut film, a great master class for meetings and exchange of experience. It is obvious that a new wave of young cinema generates a constant interest of the audience and is highly appreciated by professionals. Here they watch, discuss, analyze, reward and discover new names.


XVI International Film Festival of debut and student films "Beginning" was held from 20 to 24 of November 2017. More than 100 films from different countries were shown in various sections of the festival.

Hope to see you in November 2018! Submission will be opened soon.

- The main international competition of feature films

- Short debut films

- Non-competitive program "Info-Panorama"

- Special screenings

- Film workshops, masterclasses, panel discussions

- Tributes

- Exhibitions

- Pitchings

- Side events


Prizes of the festival


- Main prize for best film

- Special jury prize

- Prize for best director;

- Prize for the best short film.

- Prize for life achievement

- Audience Prize

Entry form (English)