International Student Short Film Competition 2022
Sixth Open Festival of Film, Science and Contemporary Art «Gagarin.doc» (Saratov) takes place in Saratov in the year of the 65th anniversary of the first artificial Earth satellite launching.
We are open to receive the films for the competition of student short films "FIRST!" (PERVIY!)
The national program competition is dedicated to the only theme - "COSMOS" in all varieties of its interpretations.
The international program is held in three categories: "Space", "Science" and "Technologies" (films about events related to space exploration, about scientific discoveries and inventions; portraits of people conquering space and creating technologies for the future; cinematic fantasies, flight of imagination, experiments in the field of film language).
Short documentaries and fiction films can be submitted to the competition (20 minutes or less).
To participate one can be a student from the institutes of general, secondary, higher and additional education. At the time of working on the competition work, its author must be a pupil or a student.
The submission deadline is March 25th, 2022.
To participate in the national competition program, an application, a film itself and a scanned certificate from the place of study should be sent to the address of the festival
Applications for the International program are accepted via the festival page at Filmfreeway platform as well as by sending the film to

The jury members of the competition will determine the winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places among the participants of national program and first places (laureates) in three nominations of the international programs, as well as the Grand Prix of the festival.

Since 2020th festival edition, two special prizes are awarded from the Festival Organizing Committee. One - for the merits in the field of popularizing science, space or art. The second - to young and promising filmmaker - a participant of the competition program.

Based on the results of online screenings, the film with the highest number of views receives People’s Choice Award.

1. The film must be created by a student or group of students.
2. The film can be not longer than 30 minutes.
3. The topic of the film should be anyhow connected to space, cosmos.

Overall Rating
  • Olivia Medrano

    Honored to be selected into this festival. Great opportunity, thank you so much!

    May 2022

    I checked the official website of the film festival after receiving the comment email today, and found that my name was typed wrong. The correct name should be Wan Si Bo

    April 2021