Flahertiana Forum

The International Training and Pitching Flahertiana Forum for documentary film projects is held in Perm, Russia, as part of the International Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana”.

The main objective of the Forum is to present documentary films at an early stage of development to potential producers interested in cooperation with documentary filmmakers from Russia.

The Forum includes two major events: a training for film directors and producers and a pitching for the best projects selected after the training.

During the training well-experienced producers, directors and documentary film experts from different countries will lead workshops, seminars, training and individual consultations that are aimed at giving recommendations to the training participants on how to pitch their projects.

During the pitching training participants with best projects (selected by the training tutors) will pitch their projects to experts (producers, distributors and TV commissioning editors) from Russia and Western Europe.

General Project Requirements:

– the Forum accepts for entry projects by filmmakers from Russia;

– projects should have a potential for international coproduction;

– projects at any stage of development are allowed for competition;

– only director or producer of a project may apply for entry.

The Forum Regulations


Flahertiana Forum is held on the initiative of Perm Filmmakers Union, IDFF Flahertiana, GKBUK «Perm Cinimateque», and is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Perm Krai.

The Flahertiana Forum coordinator – Claudia Chupina (, +79058625200)