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Our festival is a platform for daring cinema that aims to open new perspectives and challenge the established formats of contemporary filmmaking.

Russian premieres, educational programmes, meetings with directors of tomorrow. We rely on original statements and the public who are open to experiments. The festival takes place in St. Petersburg based on the project New Holland: Cultural Urbanization.


The New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival was founded in July 2019 and marked its launch with a preview programme. The first competition programme will be held in 2020. It will include a feature film competition and a short film competition, where documentary, fiction and experimental works, between which the formal boundaries have long been outdated, will compete on equal terms. Deadline for submissions is April 10, 2020.