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The submissions process for the 2020 Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival has been extended! The June 15 deadline for submissions has been extended to July 1st.

Perspektiva, a Russian Disability NGO, is now accepting submissions for the 10th International Disability Film Festival «Breaking Down Barriers». The festival will take place in Moscow from November 5 to 9, 2020.

During the first nine festivals more than 800 films from 55 countries were screened. More than 15 000 people attended Moscow’s festivals and more than 100,000 people in 30 regions of Russia attended regional festivals. Festivals also took place in Armenia, the Kirgiz Republic, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. Finally, Perspektiva and its partners continue to use these films to educate people in their communities about a wide variety of disability issues.

Eligibility requirements: All works submitted for the Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival should portray a disability issue. We accept the following film categories: Feature Narrative, Short Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Public Service Announcements, and encourage the submission of films that have been produced by and with the close participation of persons with disabilities. We also encourage films, made by film school students. We will also have a special prize for the best short film, made by a team of children with and without disabilities.

All works must have been produced after January 1, 2018.  DEADLINES for submission of films: July 1st, 2020

You can submit your film via an online form on our website, or via FilmFreeway (use waiver code LBDB1).

All works must be submitted using the submission form that can be downloaded from our website

WE PREFER TO RECEIVE FILMS FOR CONSIDERATION VIA ONLINE LINKS. Please send us an online link with your password so that we can consider your film. All works that are not in Russian should be submitted with English sub-titles or captions. Transcripts and photos should also be included.


If you do not have a link, please send a copy of your film on DVD to:
Breaking Down Barriers
International Disability Film Festival
Russian Disability NGO Perspektiva
Letnikovskaya str., 11/10, building 2
Business center Capital House
Moscow, 115114, Russia

You can also request the submission form by email:  

To submit more than one work, please make a copy of the submission form for each entry.  Film makers are informed about selection for screening by August 31st 2020

If you have any questions, please contact the film festival managers Trubnikova Vera & Saida Abdullaeva:

Our web site: www.kinofest.org     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BreakingDownBarriers

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