The 1 st Sakhalin Film Festival of the Future “Light Play” has opened
submissions for films and video made by children and teenagers.

The Light Play Film Festival will be held from August 16th to August 19th in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The main events of the festival include screenings and discussions, Q&A’s with famous actors and directors, lectures, master classes, business program, and, most importantly, a competition of films and video works by children and teenagers.

Only films made by filmmakers of age not exceeding 17 years old are accepted along
with submissions by creative and educational associations.
Only films and video works completed no earlier than 2016 are accepted.


The genres are the following:

 fiction (creative story, filmed with participation of actors)
 documentary (surrounding reality peeped and fixed on a video)
 music video (video shot on any musical composition)
 social video (video on social issues)
 animation (any animated video shot with or without words or music)
 video art (experimental video, devoid of plot, not related to the genres above)

Children and professional jury will award the best films.

Applications are accepted until June 20, 2019 at:


The Light Play will continue the traditions laid by the Sakhalin International Film Festival On The Edge. Go East, which has been taking place for nine years in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the city on the world’s edge.


The General producer of the festival is Alexei Agranovich, Russian director, producer, theater and film actor

2) Authors must be under 17 years old to participate in the competition
3) Authors age categories: 12 - 17 years old
4) Not earlier than 2016
5) To submit a film fill out the entry form

Overall Rating
  • Primary School"Stjepan Kefelja", Kutina, Croatia -film group

    Great festival !!! Innovative and creative.

    August 2019
  • Absolutely the best festival I've ever been lucky enough to have been a part of. The most generous hospitality and friendly people made my week in Sakhalin an experience I'm not likely to ever forget, and I've made lasting friends and connections thanks to it. The festival's goal to connect generations and create dialogue across them is no wishy-washy selling point either, as the passion and love for stories was apparent among the organisers, young filmmakers as well as the audience members. My warmest and most heartfelt thank you to this festival and the people of Sakhalin.

    August 2019