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As part of the 19th International Festival of Youth and Students scheduled for Oct 14th-20th 2017, the city of Sochi will also host the International Youth Film Forum – the festival’s centerpiece intended to bring together young contemporary filmmakers, whether accomplished or aspiring.

The Forum will inaugurate TransformNation Film Awards meant to encourage directors under 35 years of age, whose work tackles the most pressing issues of social development. The film program will include movies nominated for the award. In addition, the festival participants will get a chance to see local blockbusters, the best documentaries from Russia and abroad, and several collections of short films.

International youth film forum catalog (PDF, 3.9MB) Special events and educational program of the International Youth Film Forum (PDF, 2.1MB) More

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  • Fedor Bondarchuk

    Head of the International Youth Film Forum Board of Experts

    Director, producer, actor, and TV personality. Board Chairman for Lenfilm Studio. Chairman of the Kinotavr Festival Board of Trustees. Member of the Nika Awards Academy and Golden Eagle Awards. Founder of the Glavkino Group of Companies. One of the initiators of the KinoCity project. Founder ofArt Pictures Studio.

  • Vladislav Melnikov

    A member of the board of experts

    Head of the GLAVKINO film and TV complex. Senior Vice President of VTB Bank and Managing Director for the Special Program Service. Board member of Lenfilm Studio.

  • Eduard Iloyan

    A member of the board of experts

    Russian film and TV producer. Graduated from The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (School of Economics).