PHILEMON AND BAUCIS
PHILEMON AND BAUCIS
Producer: INNA GUSEVA
RUSSIA, 2022, 24 MIN
Vera is looking for her sister who she hasn’t heard from for a few weeks. Vera and her husband Peter break down the door to make sure that Vera’s sister hasn’t been there for a long time. In despair, Vera goes to the police where they realize it’s clearly impossible to find her sister alive. Vera is not sure she can handle the identification of the body, so Peter decides to do it instead of her, but he has his own interests in this case…
TRIPTYCH
TRIPTYCH
Producer: YANA OSMAN
RUSSIA, 2022, 9 МИН
In New York Big Clay is Big Clay.
In Florence Big Clay is Big Clay.
In Moscow Big Clay is a triptych.
SAVING LITTLE WILLIAM
SAVING LITTLE WILLIAM
Producer: ALEXEI KOKORIN
RUSSIA, 2021, 13 MIN
A story of two aliens who come to Earth in search of their friend William, trapped in the lantern of the security guard of the local  House of Culture.
SLOWCORE
SLOWCORE
Producer: VLADISLAV DOBRISHIN
RUSSIA, 2022, 24 MIN
Two friends meet in St. Petersburg and spend a few days together. Music by Yuri Loza sounds in the background.
SAXOPHONE TRUMPET
SAXOPHONE TRUMPET
Producer: PETER TIMOFEYEV
RUSSIA, 2021, 15 MIN
The teenaged son comes to spend the holidays with his hapless father, who is a windsurfer. Until summer is over he has to choose a musical instrument to study. Will the father be able to help his can make the right choice?
NEED GLUE!
NEED GLUE!
Producer: ALEXEI PLISHKOV
RUSSIA, 2021, 15 MIN
In a devastated world where madness and cruelty reign, a lonely prepper tries to maintain his humanity and find peace through music.
THE KNIFE IN YOUR HEART
THE KNIFE IN YOUR HEART
Producer: GENRIKH IGNATOV
RUSSIA, 2022, 35 MIN
If you climb the highest point of the city, you will reach the doors of the ancient cemetery of the Holy Gates. There, between white sculptures and tombstones, cats, the only inhabitants of this island of oblivion, are romping about. What are they able to discern in children's eyes looking at them from a gravestone plaque?
LULLABY
LULLABY
Producer: MARINA DONSKAYA
RUSSIA, 2022, 16 MIN
A woman is singing a lullaby to her lover making inopportune declarations of love for their stalled life which they are living as if in a dream.
IGOR – CHAIR
IGOR – CHAIR
Producer: KONSTANTIN SOLDATOV
RUSSIA, 2021, 25 MIN
The film is based on the play by Ekaterina Dorn “And We Laugh”. The story of how real persecution was born from a single innocent joke on a classmate. And the result of the persecution is revenge, revenge that comes with weapons in hand. Blood, tears, remorse – you will practically not see them in the film. There is only a presentiment of tragedy, a hint of reprisals and “the search for the extreme”... and the teacher, the class teacher, who could change everything, but did not dare, or did not want to.
WOMEN BEATING OUT CARPETS
WOMEN BEATING OUT CARPETS
Producer: ALEKSANDRA ARTAMONOVA, EVGENIA LAPTEVA
RUSSIA, 2022, 10 MIN
Gentle Women refers to the carpet as a phenomenon of the Soviet and post-Soviet domestic culture. What functions and symbols are now given to the object that used to testify wealth and well-being of its owner? What is it for? For beauty and warmth, or to hide flaws and drawbacks? By repeating seemingly simple everyday actions in the film, the participants of the performances create new rituals that appeal to the collective and personal memory.
YET ANOTHER DAY
YET ANOTHER DAY
Producer: ANASTASIA GERASYUK
RUSSIA, 2022, 14 MIN
We observe fifteen minutes of Victor’s life. The cigarette smoke, the casual conversation, the glance of a woman walking past, the lush crowns of birch trees bathed in sunlight outside the hospital window... All these fleeting images combine into a metaphorical set of stairs that help take Victor back to a place he doesn’t want to be.
DIARY
DIARY
Producer: MARGARITA KARLINSKAYA
RUSSIA, 2022, 14 MIN
If you are not talking to your heart later or sooner it’s gonna talk to you by itself.
MOUNTAIN SICKNESS OF THE RUSSIAN BORDER GUARD
MOUNTAIN SICKNESS OF THE RUSSIAN BORDER GUARD
Producer: DANILA LIPATOV
RUSSIA – GERMANY, 2021, 19 MIN
A personal video diary documenting physical and emotional stages of the ascent to the highest point of the former Soviet Union. Through the conquest of the Peak of Communism in the Pamirs one can trace the ideological development of the relationship between humans and nature – from spiritual to militaristic.
IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR ABSENCE
IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR ABSENCE
Producer: ALEXEI SYSOEV
RUSSIA, 2021, 24 MIN
This movie is the director’s first experience with 16-mm. As in the case of 8-mm, the aim is not to tell a story, not to create an illusion of participation, not to express, understand reality but to create a series of on-screen artistic images, an artificial flow, rhythm and music of images. The author sees his cinematic activities as a direct extention of his work in music, as its integral part. This is his personal large-scale study fuelled by the desire to enjoy rhythmic changes of shapes and colors.
BRACES SYSTEM
BRACES SYSTEM
Producer: LIDIA RIKKER
RUSSIA, 2021, 2 MIN
A video essay shot as found-footage. Based on a visual metaphor, it uses ironic juxtaposition to talk about the strange force which has always pushed humankind to line up and self-organize.
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Producer: OSMAN NABIEV
RUSSIA, 2022, 30 MIN
Masha comes to St. Petersburg to see her friends. One of them invites her to the farewell party of his ex-girlfriend, who is emigrating to the United States. Friends arrive at a party that slowly turns into an odyssey through haunted places of memory.
PUDELKO
PUDELKO
Producer: ANASTASIA LISOVETS
RUSSIA, 2021, 4 MIN
Can you hear it? There are snow and icy sparks outside
The winter bird is signing, the reindeer is screaming,
The winter is blowing, the edges of the sky are howling.
The girl is rising her voice, tenderly, because her breath can frighten the fire away.

AUTUMN COMMUNION. FISHERWOMEN
Producer: SERGEI SONIN
RUSSIA, 2021
Video Fresco 1. Autumn ritual of the agro-cosmic cult of secret Russia. Night dream of the landlord of the Middle Part. (3 min)

Video Fresco 2. A metaphysical fantasy shot as a documentary myth about the incomprehensible layers of secret Russia. The dwellers of secret Russia complete their autumn rituals. A straw Shiva, who is a cult figure in syncretistic Pantheon, performs his fiery dance. (13 min)
IN_SECT DAY
IN_SECT DAY
Producer: POLINA DVORETSKAYA
RUSSIA, 2021, 24 MIN
In periods when established methods of communication are in crisis, there are shifts at different levels that can be embodied in the ritualization of everyday actions. Gestures, articulation, intersubjective understanding declare themselves with a high degree of ambivalence. The characters in the story reveal the hidden meaning of corporeality and community in the biomechanics of insect metamorphoses, in the signs of atypical manifestations of nature and sexuality that organize connections between human and non-human. This is a sect, a beehive, or a love triangle – just landmarks and markings for trying to understand what is happening. In these moments, an unprecedented journey of friends marks new horizons for an impossible community – a community that keeps separate.
I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING
I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING
Producer: ATANA AGRBA
RUSSIA, 2020, 22 MIN
The early 90’s. The young carefree days of three student friends from Abkhazia are cut short by the news of the outbreak of war back home. The boys leave behind their studies, their daily routine, their youth and everything that seemed important to them only yesterday, board a train and head home.
XX-20
XX-20
Producer: ELENA SKRIPKINA
RUSSIA, 2021, 24 MIN
The film “XX-20” is a kaddish that invites us to rethink the catastrophes of the 20th century through a perspective of the Event. It reveals itself in front of an empty grave and takes on a different meaning, and thus an eschatological responsibility for it. Hiroshima, the siege of Leningrad, GULAG: these three disasters associated with modern reality carry in them a genetic memory and interconnect in a single number XX-20.
IT’S ALL WRITTEN IN THE STARS
IT’S ALL WRITTEN IN THE STARS
Producer: MARIA & RACHEL MONOSOV
RUSSIA – GERMANY, 2021, 27 MIN
In 2020 a space program to research temporary loops was launched. Two sisters took part in the mission. For them, it was not just a scientific expedition; it was an opportunity to return to familiar but long-forgotten landscapes.
EXIT
EXIT
Producer: IVAN BASOV
RUSSIA, 2020, 21 MIN
With the deadline approaching fast, a small team of construction workers isn't too happy to find an anomaly in the house they're renovating. Especially one that breaks the laws of physics. But maybe there’s something to be gained from this? Like a finder's fee… or nightmare fuel.
MOM’S HAIR
MOM’S HAIR
Producer: ALEXEY EVSTIGNEEV
RUSSIA, 2021, 8 MIN
A documentary-animated fairy tale about the painful relationship between a mother and daughter, shown through making animation with a wig made of her mother's hair, which a protagonist wore for 13 years.
THE PARALLELS
THE PARALLELS
Producer: SERGEY BATAEV
RUSSIA, 2021, 19 MIN
Redhead is new in the circus. Her affair with the clown nicknamed White is swift and bright, it fascinates the girl as much as it scares her. The problems they faced in the relationship are painfully similar to those in other pairs of artists of this circus. Will the Redhead be able to learn from the mistakes of others and make the right choice?
AFTER US
AFTER US
Producer: INNA TSGOEVA
RUSSIA – ITALY, 2021, 16 MIN
Giuseppe is an old fisherman. He spends every single day of his lonely life at sea. Nothing ever changes or will ever change. His granddaughter Sofia comes to visit just for a few days. And after their short life together he returns back to the only thing he knows.
BRIDGE THE GAP
BRIDGE THE GAP
Producer: ELENA ARTEMENKO
RUSSIA – GERMANY, 2020, 10 MIN
The tragicomic video about the difficulties of communication. The non-professional actors speak three different languages (German, English, Russian) and hardly understand each other. Like in a Beckett’s play, they are waiting for something at the bus stop, and their linguistic and cultural gap turn dialogue into an absurd and typical situation of “non-communication”. Difficulties of translation serve as a convenient excuse for cultural escapism and ignoring those around us. How to bridge this gap and make the Other hear you?
HANDS
HANDS
Producer: KATYA SKAKUN
RUSSIA – USA, 2020, 22 MIN
A wife of a domineering husband lives in constant fear. But once she receives the magic powers to resist.
SPILLING THE TRUTH ABOUT PRESIDENT
SPILLING THE TRUTH ABOUT PRESIDENT
Producer: EVGENY BEGLOV
РОССИЯ, 2021, 22 МИН
Little-known blogger Mir finds E.T. in the forest. Mir wants to become popular and uses E.T. to create unique content. Everything turns against the blogger when E.T. starts dictating his rules.
LOVE TRY BROTHER
LOVE TRY BROTHER
Producer: DEMID ROMANOV
RUSSIA, 2020, 10 MIN
The younger brother accidentally finds out about the secret of his older brother.
THE TERRARIUM
THE TERRARIUM
Producer: YULIA SAVCHENKO
RUSSIA, 2021, 16 MIN
The Terrarium’s main characters are four types of modern young women represented in the images of different snakes – a Black Mamba, a Tiger Snake, a Copperhead, a King Cobra. For women and only one man.
TO BE VICTOR PELEVIN. SORRY, WHO?
TO BE VICTOR PELEVIN. SORRY, WHO?
Producer: IVAN TOLSTOY
RUSSIA, 2020, 36 MIN
Vitya, a 40-year-old taxi driver who aspired to become a writer in his youth, abandons this dream after a series of failures. He quietly lives in a communal apartment with idle neighbors and drives obnoxious passengers all over Moscow. One day he decides to pretend to be the mysterious writer Victor Pelevin.
MEETINGS. EPISODE 1
MEETINGS. EPISODE 1
Producer: PAVEL SERDYUKOV
RUSSIA, 2021, 20 MIN
With the help of black magic and contemporary philosophy of speculative realism, a girl suddenly discovers a whole new world where the Lacanian metaphor, stating that all things look back at us and that is why we see them, becomes rather literal.
THE BATHDAY
THE BATHDAY
Producer: MARIA ANTONOVA
RUSSIA, 2021, 14 MIN
A young girl, Sasha, is released from prison. Her father meets her and takes to the village where Sasha spent her childhood.