1. Call for Entries

    ... International Film Festival Message to Man is now open. Call for entries for 24th edition of International Film Festival Message to Man, which will take place between 20-27 September 2014, is now open. We await submissions of documentary and short films. MESSAGE TO MAN festival


  2. About festival

    ... of 1988 as an International film festival of non-feature films.In January of 1989 the first Festival was held with a grand success. The first Chairman of the jury was well-known Swiss filmmaker and philosopher Erwin Leiser. The author of the famous film «Mein kampf». Initially the Festival took place once in two years (the second IFF “Message to Man” took place in 1991 and the third one in 1993). Since 1994 IFF “Message to Man” is being held annually. Also since 1994 the competition program includes short fiction and animated films and the Festival was registered by the International Federation ...


  3. Festival Regulations

    The XXVIII International Documentary, Short and Animated Film FestivalMessage to Man” will take place on 15th – 22nd September, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Festival is organized with the support from the Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation, the St. Petersburg City Administration, the Committee for Culture of ...


  4. Grand opening of Message to Man International Film Festival will take place on September 23, 2016

    ... the German cinema. The event is FREE of charge. The guests are welcome to arrive starting with 6 pm. At 7 pm a brief opening ceremony will begin, followed by the concert and the film screening. More than 200 best films of the year are awaiting you at Message to Man Film Festival: non-fiction, fiction, animated and experimental films. Morethan 100 internationalguests. 13 city venues. 10 special programs, 4 retrospective shows, 2 unique exhibitions devoted to the history and most recent trends in cinematic art, everyday ...


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  5. Message to Man: Russia’s Documentary Festival With A Personal Edge

    ... Since 2013 I’ve been in many different positions – curator, artistic director, and now director of competition programs. There have been so many highlights. I always love the opening ceremony in the Winter Palace square (Dvortsovaya ploshad’). Message to Man is the biggest documentary film festival in Russia, which allows us to bring people like Werner Herzog over from LA and host wonderful masterclasses. In 2016 he presented his documentary at the grand opening, and thousands of young people watched it in an improvised open-air theatre ...


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