Next year, the Patriki Film Festival will become Russia’s first competitive international online film festival. The chairman of the jury will be American film director, screenwriter, producer, and winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion prize, Darren Aronofsky.
The fourth Patriki Film Festival will take place in Moscow in the summer of 2022. The festival will feature premieres of Russian and international films and TV shows. All entries will be available for free online viewing during the entire period of the festival. The event will include several competitive programs, public talks with artists, directors and producers, and charitable as well as official and social events.
The winner of the main award will be selected from a shortlist of seven films. Entries will be accepted starting December 20; films of any length and with a bright artistic expression and original look can be submitted to the competition. Detailed terms and conditions can be found at the official website of the festival.
The general media partner of the festival in 2022 will once again be Independent Media, a Russian media holding company that publishes such international brands as Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Robb Report, Good Housekeeping and Grazia.
This year, one of the festival’s key partners is START group, whose primary business is a like-named streaming service with its own studio. START is a leader in creating premium content on the VOD market in the CIS region. Available worldwide for Russian-speaking audiences, START has created a slate of premium Russian original series in recent years, including ‘Gold Diggers’, ‘Text’, 'Container', ‘Addicted’ and ‘The Vampires of Midland’. A START representative will be on the festival jury, and several participants will be able to present their films and series to START viewers.