34th Message to Man International Film Festival

October 18 – 27, 2024


The Message to Man International Film Festival will take place in St. Petersburg from October 20 to October 28, 2023

The Message to Man International Film Festival of documentary, live-action short, animated and experimental films announces its dates and opens the call for participant applications. One of Russia’s largest and most prominent film festivals, it will take place in St. Petersburg for the 34th time in 2024. The Message to Man programme traditionally presents more than 150 films from all over the world, created by filmmakers of diverse cultural backgrounds and aesthetic perspectives. The films will be screened at the city's main cinema venues from October 18 to 27.

Additionally, from November 1 to 30, Echoes of Message to Man, a programme of regional film screenings including the best films in competition, will once again be presented in six Russian regions.

In 2023, over 10,000 people attended film screenings and other events of the Festival, confirming the audience's enduring interest in meaningful, vivid and topical cinema.

Programme Directorate's selection committee of the 34th Message to Man Film Festival is now accepting applications to participate in three competitions: International, National and the In Silico Experimental Film Competition.

Applications are accepted from January 23 through July 1, 2024.


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