Friends! We are waiting for you! You can influence the whole course of our festival.
The vote of three of the independent jury right in the room! The jury of filmmakers against the press and the audience!

Also, each Director of the official selection of the month can come and present his film to the public in the form of a show, trailer, a special presentation program of the festival.

It connects people, their kind hearts and creativity. Therefore, initially we set a goal to hold this festival every year in different countries. The first festival was held in 2018 in Moscow, Russia. This year the final of our festival will be held in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.


The festival is organized by the Vyatkin Publishing House. We publish books in author's gift and leather hand-made bindings, make documentaries, short-length films and presentation videos. The publishing house is a permanent member of international and Russian exhibitions, festivals and forums. The publishing house also participates in organizing charity events, psychological and thematic seminars, meetings with authors, film directors and actors.


Our festival will be the first to select films on the principle of a duel, as in sports. The films have to go through several stages: official selection, semi-final and final. The final will be held as a film battle, which will be evaluated by filmmakers, viewers and the press.

The purpose of the festival is to stimulate young filmmakers for the new cinema, appreciating their work and to acquaint the filmmakers with culture and life of the worlde. We accept all genres of films from all over the world and give the opportunity for new filmmakers to evaluate their films and compete with other famous cinematographers.

We welcome new ideas and forms, a new vision and creativity in all its manifestations. Films do not have to be premieres, but all the premieres will be separately marked by the organizers. The festival will show the best of the presented films.

We will invite all nominees-finalists to the festival. For the finalists we pay for accommodation, meals, excursions and all events of the festival. Each winner will receive a Cup winner, diploma, gifts from sponsors and the main prize Grand Prix - 500 $. Each film that has entered the official selection will receive a certificate. The prize of audience sympathy will be drawn. And at the end of the festival, of course, a buffet table and a photo session.

To all who want to visit our holiday, you need to get accreditation on the festival's website in advance and notify us by e-mail.

These are films made from the heart and for people of all genres, denying aggression and wars.


The final screenings
Screenings of "a single session" best movies not released in rent
Workshops and a round table for filmmakers
Excursion program
Interactive action
Children's program
Special presentation program
Gala concert and awarding of winners
Photo session with the winners and stars


Best family film

Best film/video of young filmmakers (5-16 years)

Best documentary

Best Short Film

Best animated film

Additional prizes:

For the most good-hearted movie
For non-standard creative approach
For the original idea of the film
For the best Comedy solution of the film
For the best student film
For creative courage
For the best directorial debut
For best actor\actress
People's Choice Award

Trophies and diplomas for winners, finalists, semi-finalists, laurels for official selection, certificates for live shows and the premiere of the film.

Nominal prizes for finalists who took 2nd place.

Prizes and gifts in selected nominations from sponsors: free annual subscription to the platform for filmmakers, collectible books in leather, master classes, etc.

Main prize
500 $

Stage 1 official selection monthly. These films participate in the further struggle for the main prize. Any film from the official selection can be recommended for screening in the cinema. All who entered the official selection will receive the corresponding laurels-the official selection of the month.

Stage 2 semi-final. 4 participants will be selected in each category at the end of the year. Any of them claims not only for the main prize, but also for other incentive prizes from sponsors.

Stage 3 final. In each category there are only two participants who will compete for the main prize in the final. These films will be shown on the main screen of the Festival.Each pair will be appreciated by the teams of filmmakers, the press and the audience (1 vote per team), who always have different opinions. Each of them, as well as in the ring, surrounded by spectators and participants, will raise the plate with the number of the winner. Will their opinions coincide? You'll see.

It will be a real movie fight, where the best masters of cinema, spectators and judges will gather.

For finalists during the festival we pay for accommodation, meals, accreditation for all events of the festival.

To be among the winners, you must submit your movies in HD to the platform FilmFreeway with subtitles in English or Russian. All films selected for live screenings in the cinema (as we will inform you in advance) must be presented in HD format with subtitles in Russian or English. Payment for the screening of the film within the festival is not provided for the authors.

Registration fee for participation is not refundable, it covers technical and organizational activities for participants.

The organizer of the festival is not responsible for issues related to the copyright of the film and the materials used in the film. The applicant and the authors of the film are responsible for these issues.

After you submit your film, you agree that we may use your data and movie data on social networks and the press to promote the festival and announce the film as part of the festival program (Poster, trailer, teaser, synopsis, press kit, photo Director, etc.).

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail. Calls are accepted during the preparation for the meeting, during the festival or by prior arrangement. We answer questions on social media within 24 hours.

Overall Rating
  • Radheshyam Pipalwa

    Hi this is Radheshyam Pipalwa (R S) Director feature film
    "CHIDI BALLA/SMASH " INDIA, feeling happy and thankful towards KinoDUEL International Film Festival for selecting our film one of Semifinalist, really like communication and presence of festival on social media. recommending to all film maker.thanks

    December 2019
  • ficamos muito felizes por ser selecionados e isso foi muito importante para nossa carreira

    December 2019
  • Cristiano Esposito

    Thanks for your selection: proud to be there.

    December 2019
  • Jim Kroft

    I am so glad to have travelled to Belarus for the screening of "The White Arrow". Marina and the organisers showed us great hospitality from the moment we arrived. The hotel was big and comfortable and situated in an area from where I could also head out and enjoy Minksk. The festival offers great hospitality with bowling, screenings, drinks, Q&A's and a lovely party at the end. The screening room is elegant and sizeable and the projection first class. I am so glad for the opportunity to have experienced Belarus for the first time through the vista of this wonderful film festival, it's charming directors and an audience from many parts of the world. Thanks again KinoDUEL and bravo, Jim

    December 2019
  • Xaibar Rafiq

    It was great Festival , and one of the most interesting Festival in the world . That‘s just the festival you are looking for it .

    December 2019