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Rules and Regulations

of the III Crimean Open Documentary Films Festival

«CrimeaDoc» - 2020

1.1. The Crimean Open Documentary Film Festival «СrimeaDoc» (hereinafter - the Festival) is a permanent cultural project of the Republic of Crimea, held since 2018.

1.2. The founder of the Festival is the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea.

1.3. The festival has the status of an open invites to participation in it regardless of the legal status of representatives of different countries sharing the goals and objectives of the Festival.

1.4. The festival will be held in Simferopol, the Republic of Crimea, in September 15 – 18, 2020.



2.1. The goal of the Festival is popularizing and promoting documentary films, including those related to Crimea, as an effective factor for the development of cinematography in the Republic of Crimea, and for increasing the role of domestic documentary in the extension of the multicultural ties.

2.2. The aims of the Festival are:

2.2.1 Acquainting the Crimean audience with the best works of Russian and foreign documentary, including those related to the history and culture of Crimea;

2.2.2 Creating a platform for filmmakers for the exchange of experience and ideas;

2.2.3 Promoting the revival and development of documentary in the Crimea;

2.2.4 Organizing the conditions for creative communications between the filmmakers and the audience, in first line, with young people;

2.2.5 Attracting to cinema halls people of different ages and nationalities

2.2.6 Discovery, encouragement and promoting of creative achievements of Crimean filmmakers in documentary;

2.2.7. Promoting the works of young filmmakers at the festivals.



 3.1. The supreme Body of the Festival is the Organizing Committee. Its members and its Regulations are approved by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea.

3.2. The organizer of the Festival is the State Institution «Crimean Cinema and Media Center» with the participation of the Documentary Films Association of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation and the Crimean Republican Branch of the All-Russian Public Organization «The Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation.

3.3. The state organization «Crimean Cinema and Media Center» is entrusted with duties of the Festival Management. It coordinates the organizational, financial, technical, informational and other assistance to al Festival activities. 



4.1. The Festival program is approved by the Festival Management and consists of the Main Competition Program and the Out-of-Competition Program.

4.1.1. The Main Competition Program contains three nominations:

I – «Crimea on the documentary screen» – documentary and television films related to Crimea: history, culture, personalities, events, created in Russia and abroad, of any duration, except ultra-short (less than 7 minutes), produced not earlier than 2018;

II – «Documentary premières in Crimea» – documentary films created in Russia and abroad, of any duration, except ultra-short (less than 7 minutes), previously not shown at other festivals in the Republic of Crimea.

III – «Amateur Debuts» – documentaries created by non-professional filmmakers – students, young people, studios or individuals, of any duration.

4.1.2. Out-of-Competition Program includes:

I - Retrospective screenings;

II – The best films from the Russian Film Festivals 2019.

4.2. Not less than 10 films participate in «Crimea on the documentary screen» Competition.

4.3. Not less than 15 films participate in «Documentary premières in Crimea» Competition.

4.4. Not less than 15 films participate in «Amateur Debuts» Competition.



 5.1. Representatives of films studios, television companies, independent producers, individual filmmakers from Russia and abroad may participate in the Festival.

5.2. Films presented at the Festival, should not contain the scenes of violence, racial and religious intolerance, insult the person.

5.3. The Selection Board, approved by Festival Management, will select films for the screenings. Films for the consideration by the Selection board should be presented on-line.

5.4 Those wishing to participate in Competition should send an Application form to the Festival Management and a scan of the original application, certified with the signature of the producer and the seal (if there is one) during January 20 – April 5, 2020.

5.5. Films for the consideration by the Selection board are presented on-line and could be open for watching without additional registration, the link is indicated in the application.

IMPORTANT!: The demo version of the film must not be deleted from the file hosting service until the Selection Board will be working and until the Festival Programs will be published on the Festival website. Otherwise, the application will be rejected and the film will be excluded from the program of the Festival.

5.6. Films sent to the Selection Board are not reviewed, neither in written, nor in oral form.

5.7. The Program Director of the Festival will notify the film owners about conditions of their participation in the Festival with the official letters not later, than April 13, 2020.

5.8. The program of film screenings at the Festival is determined by the Management. During the Festival, each film can be screened not more, than 5 times.

5.9. The Responsibility for claims related to participation of the film in the Festival program and film screenings lies on person who has submitted a film to the Selection Commission.

5.10. The Festival Management does not pay the films owners for screenings on the Festival.

5.11. The Festival Management has the right:

- use the trailer of the film for promoting the Festival;

- publish the materials of the film for advertising the Festival and its Programs;

- keep in the film copy on MP4 in Festival archive, in order to use it for non-commercial screenings on educational purpose.

5.12. Screening film copies for the Festival Competitions should be submitted in the language of the original and in case the original language is not Russian should have Russian subtitles.

5.13. Prints of the films, both on DCP and MP4 Full HD, participating in Competitions, should be received by the Festival Management not later, than May 5, 2020.

5.14. All the conditions and deadlines specified by the Terms and Conditions are mandatory. Otherwise, the Festival Management is entitled to exclude the film from the festival program.



6.1. The Jury of the Festival consists of five persons.

6.2. Individuals related to the creation or commercial distribution of films participating in the competition cannot be members of the Jury of the corresponding competition.

 6.3. Festival Management covers all the expenses of each Jury member during the Festival as well as travel expenses to the Festival and back.



7.1. Questions related to the invitation of Festival guests and participants, the duration and conditions of their stay and accreditation, are determined by the Festival Management.

7.2. The Festival Management invites only one crew member to present a film from The Main Competition Program – director or producer, and covers the following expenses of this representative of the film: travel expenses by air from Moscow to the Festival venue and back (Moscow – Simferopol – Moscow), hotel accommodation, food and transfer during the whole period.

7.3. Members of the crew must participate in the presentation of the film on the day of the screening, in other Festival events.

7.4. Terms and conditions of other guests’ stay at the Festival are specified in their personal invitations.



8.1. The Jury awards the following statuette «CrimeaDoc» to films in the Main Competition

- Grand-Prix – to the best film of all nominations

- The best documentary film

- The best TV documentary

- The best film in the nomination «Crimea on the documentary screen»

- The best Amateur’ Debut

- Special Diploma of the Jury (awarded according to the decision of the Jury)

8.2. The Organizing committee and the Management can award the following prizes:

- The audience award «The Crimeans’ Choice» to the best Film in the competition according to the audience polls results (given to the director of the film);

- Special Prize of the founders of the Festival;

- Special Prize of the partners of the Festival.

- Other Prizes.

8.3. Prizewinners are expected to attend in person the awards ceremony. 

8.4. Each film from the Main Competition and Out-of-Competition Program (except for Retrospective screening) gets a Certificate of Participation



9.1. Participation in the Festival presupposes compliance with all the articles of the present Regulations

9.2. Address of the Management of the III Crimean Open Documentary Film Festival «СrimeaDoc» is 37 Krylova Street, Simferopol, Crimean Republic, 295001, Russian Federation.

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: http://крымдок.рф


Elena Kutsenko

Program Director, deputy director of the State Institution of the Republic of Crimea «Crimean Films and Media Centre».

tel.: +7 916 113-99-23, +7 978 751-02-50

Alexander Novikov

Executive Director, deputy director of the State Institution of the Republic of Crimea «Crimean Films and Media Centre».

tel.: +7 978 776-71-70

Marina Buts

Welcome Service Manager, the head of the film festival and general service department of the State-financed Institution of the Republic of Crimea «Crimean Centre for Films and Media».

tel.: +7 978 792-54-63


State-financed office of the Republic of Crimea «Crimean Centre for Films and Media»
295001, Russian Federation, Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, Krylova Str. 37
Phone / Fax: 8 (3652) 27-53-57
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