More than 80 creative works were received from all over the country and abroad. This year, the contest is held for the fifth time. The number of participating countries has increased significantly: Bulgaria, Iran, Israel, and France have joined the contest.
Students, graduates and teachers of drama schools and cinematography departments, students of children's film studios, film schools, media centres and Art Centres sent their film works.
For all of them, participation in the contest is the first steps into the world of big cinema, the opportunity to be on a par with Russian masters and present themselves to the world. Online viewers voting gives them such a chance, so every vote is important.
The meeting of the contest jury on the selection of winners will be held before August 17.
The announcement of the results and the awards ceremony will take place on August 20 at the opening ceremony of the 19th Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival.