Submit your film

Dear filmmakers!

We would like to invite you to take part in the Baikal International Festival of Documentary and Popular-Science Films "People and Environment" that takes place annually in the city of Irkutsk. 

People and Environment Festival was conceived by the institutors as a film platform for our society to think about complicated relationship of people and environment. The Festival aims at raising environmental awareness by means of cinematography. 
During the Festival non-competion program will be shown as well, film sreenings for schools and universities will be held. You will have an opportunity to take part in workshops of famous documentalists. In the framework of the Festival we always discuss the acute environmental issues and role of films in solving them.


Festival jury judges on-competition films and gives awards for following nominations:

  • The Grand Prix (including 100 000 ruble award)
  • The best documentary film
  • The best popular-science film
  • The best full-dome film
  • Baikal Award – for acuteness of the problem (film on the most challenging ecological problems)

There are special awards as well:

  • Youth Jury Award
  • Mass Media Award
  • Audience Award

State, public, educational entities and other organizations can give an award on the Festival. There are personalized awards as well.


The Festival Management invites one representative from film creators, included into the competition program, to take part in the Festival work and provides him/her with accommodation in a hotel and meals during the Festival. Transportation costs to Irkutsk are offset by funds available (fully or partially). 


Application deadline is April 15, 2017. Please read the Festival regulations carefully. Please forward filled application form, directors photo and film frames to .

Download Festival Regulations

Download Application form

You can also submit to the festival using FilmFreeway submission form:


All the information about the participation in the Festival you can get via: 
Phone: +7 (3952) 41-98-61, +7 (3952) 42-20-77, +79086622041 

We wish you fruitful creative work and hope to see you on our Festival! 

Management Board of Baikal International Festival of Documnetary and Popular-Science Films "People and Environment" n.a. V. Rasputin.

Baikal international film festival archive
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