The VGIK International Summer School 2015

Deadline:  10 May 2015
Open to: Students in film direction, cinematography, animation, multimedia and computer graphics
Venue:  06 – 26 July  2015, Kirov, Russia (a documentary session); ( an animation session in Moscow.)


Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov is calling international students to take part in the 7th VGIK International Summer School The program of the VGIK International Summer School consists of two sections:

  • Documentary section takes place in Kirov, an old Russian city, well-known for its history, architecture, sceneries, and its cultural heritage.
  • Animation section will be held at VGIK Animation & Multimedia Department film studios in Moscow.

At the VGIK International Summer School you get engaged in various shooting-oriented workshops, tutorials, and trainings carried out by widely recognized European and Russian filmmakers.

The school program includes shooting-oriented workshops, tutorials and trainings carried out by prominent European and Russian filmmakers. The working language of the school is English.


If you are a student of Film Direction, Cinematography, Animation & Multimedia, or Computer Graphics Department, you are welcome to the VGIK International Summer School!


The organizers will provide accommodations, meals and local transportation, as well as the necessary equipment during filming sessions for selected participants. The VGIK International Summer School will not be held responsible for covering your travel expenses: air tickets, Russian visa, and medical insurance. The Russian visa may be issued only by the Russian consulate in your city or country. Please, take this information into consideration before applying.

Terms & Conditions:

  • the participants-to-be are to send a trailer of a film, they have been working on during their studies at a film school, academy, or university or links to your works
  • the submitted trailer is to be approved by the pre-selection committee and the art director of the school
  • once your film has been shortlisted, the VGIK International Summer School covers all your accommodation & meal expenses, along with public transportation and production costs and provides the participants with all necessary equipment during filming
  • the International Summer School is a perfect opportunity to meet renowned European and Russian filmmakers
  • the International Summer School arranges a tour around the city (in English) for its participants
  • the participants of the school are given a chance to win its prize and get the copyrights on the shoot-to-be video
  • the working language of the school is English


Feel like being a part of the VGIK International Summer School?

Feel free to apply by May 10, 2015! All you need to send is:

  • completed Application form
  • one photograph
  • letter of recommendation from a school or master
  • trailer of a film, shot in the course of your studies at a film school, academy, or university (subtitled in English), or a link to the video
  • synopsis or your reflections on the subject corresponding with the summer school slogan, that will underlie your documentary and animation films to be shot at the VGIK International Summer School

Once your trailer is selected, you should comply with Rules and Regulations for the participants.

To send your submissions or get any further information about the 7th VGIK International Summer School, please, contact us via, the subject line of the e-mail   should include “VGIK International Summer School,”.


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