Flahertiana Forum

International Training and Pitching Flahertiana Forum is the first and only training and pitching event in Russia, which provides meeting place for filmmakers, creators, and producers of creative documentary projects from Russia and abroad. The Forum is held in Perm, Russia during IDFF Flahertiana, one of the largest and most reputable documentary film festivals in Russia.

Our main objective is to enhance co-production of Russian and foreign documentary filmmakers.

The Forum gathers some of the strongest documentary projects being developed in Russia. Our focus is on creative author-driven documentary projects with potential for international co-production and worldwide interest. We welcome new names as well as established filmmakers with projects at any stage of development supported or with potential to be supported by Russian funds.

The Forums starts with training for directors and producers of selected projects. Renown and well-experienced filmmakers tutor them how to shape and pitch their ideas.

The training is followed by 3 days of pitching which includes presentations, Round Table Pitches and one-on-one meetings. Selected projects are introduced to industry experts: producers, TV channels, world sales agents and other documentary film professionals interested in co-producing projects from Russia.

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


Claudia Chupina

Project Coordinator