Cinema Perpetuum Mobile is an international short film festival founded in 2011 in Minsk, Belarus. Our focus is on short film cinematography of all genres and topics.

From the very start, our goals have been to promote human values and cover crucial social problems through independent cinematography. Besides that, we search for new forms of cinema art and aim at establishing networks and cultural dialogue between Belarusian and international filmmakers. Last, but not least, we promote young Belarusian cinematography locally and abroad.

Our festival manifesto will be published here soon.

Rules & Terms

Films that have been produced after January 1st, 2016, with runtime no longer than 35 minutes are allowed to participate in the festival. There is no limit on how many works one participant can send. The participant that sends application must guarantee observance of copyright on the works sent. All responsibility for copyright observance lies on the contestant. The film submitting is confirmation that participant agrees to commercial use of the film during the film festival only.

Each work must have a subtitle file attached separately. The subtitles must be in English and in SRT or SUB format. Use of any other format is allowed only after coordination with the organizing committee.

A video file for the prescreenings must be provided in MPEG-4 (h264, h265, x264 codecs or equivalent) or OGV (Theora codec or equivalent) format, size - up to 2GB. Use of any other format may be allowed only on approval of the Organizing committee.

In case the film is selected for the program the Organizing committee may request a video file of a better quality.

To take part in the festival, the participant should provide to the Organizing committee the following materials:

participant's entry form
video file
subtitle file
The participant's entry form can be filled in online at http://filmfest.by/en/submit/.

The filled-in entry form is automatically sent to the e-mail address indicated in the online form; it must be printed, signed, scanned and sent to the following e-mail address: info@filmfest.by

Works can also be submitted as links to Vimeo, YouTube, or another video platform with the unlimited access to the link.

If needed, a DVD with the application can be sent via regular post. Please contact the organizers on info@filmfest.by for the details.

“No commercial value, for cultural purposes only” remark on the envelope is advisable. The disks sent will not be returned.