Cinema
Perpetuum Mobile

International Short Film Festival
Minsk, Belarus
April 11 - May 2

18 April

19:00
Festival Opening
Space "Ceh", 58/6 Praspekt Nezalezhnasci

19 April

18:00
Screening and Discussion "Man in the 21th Century. Woman in the 21th Century"
Creative Center "Maisternia", 12 Vulica Engelsa
21:30
Competition Section of Fiction Films #1
Centralny Movie Theatre, 13 Praspekt Nezalezhnasci

20 April

18:00
Screening and Discussion "Man in the 21th Century. Without Borders"
Creative Center "Maisternia", 12 Vulica Engelsa
21:00
Competition Section of Fiction Films #2
Centralny Movie Theatre, 13 Praspekt Nezalezhnasci

21 April

19:00
Competition Section of Experimental Films
Raketa Movie Theatre (small hall), 3 Zavulak Rabochy (Praletarskaja Metro station)
21:00
Out of Competition Section of Animation
Raketa Movie Theatre (small hall), 3 Zavulak Rabochy (Praletarskaja Metro station)

22 April

19:00
Competition Section of Documentary Films #1
Raketa Movie Theatre (small hall), 3 Zavulak Rabochy (Praletarskaja Metro station)
21:00
Competition Section of Animation
Raketa Movie Theatre (small hall), 3 Zavulak Rabochy (Praletarskaja Metro station)

23 April

18:30
Presentation of the Project "Filmowe Podlasie Atakuje" (Białystok, Poland) and Meeting with Belarusian Film Directors
Creative Center "Maisternia", 12 Vulica Engelsa
21:00
Competition Section of Fiction Films #3
Centralny Movie Theatre, 13 Praspekt Nezalezhnasci

24 April

19:00
Section of Belarusian Films
Raketa Movie Theatre (small hall), 3 Zavulak Rabochy (Praletarskaja Metro station)
21:00
Competition Section of Documentary Films #2
Raketa Movie Theatre (small hall), 3 Zavulak Rabochy (Praletarskaja Metro station)

26 April

15:00
Discussion Held by falanster.by and The Pirates Center of Belarus "Does Independent Cinema Need a Copyright?"
Youth Center "Fialta", 35 Vulica Miasnikova
18:00
Out of Competition Section "Surrealism in Cinema"
Creative Center "Maisternia", 12 Vulica Engelsa
18:00
Screening and Discussion "Man in the 21th Century. Relations in the 21th Century"
Youth Center "Fialta", 35 Vulica Miasnikova
20:30
Out of Competition Section of Weird Films
Creative Center "Maisternia", 12 Vulica Engelsa

27 April

12:00
Master Class "Creating a Film Without Editing"
Creative Center "Maisternia", 12 Vulica Engelsa
19:00
Out of Competition Section of Experimental Films
Creative Center "Maisternia", 12 Vulica Engelsa

28 April

18:30
Screening and Discussion "Man in the 21th Century. Equal"
IMAGURU Startup Hub, 4 Vulica Fabrycyusa
18:30
Master Class "Creating a 100-Second Film", Day 1 (cancelled)
Art-Siadziba, 6-105 Zavulak Instrumentalny (Park Caliuskincau Metro station)

29 April

18:30
Master Class "Creating a 100-Second Film", Day 2 (cancelled)
Art-Siadziba, 6-105 Zavulak Instrumentalny (Park Caliuskincau Metro station)

30 April

18:30
Lecture "Life Cinema"
Art-Siadziba, 6-105 Zavulak Instrumentalny (Park Caliuskincau Metro station)

1 May

17:00
Festival Closing. Award Ceremony. Screening of Best Films
Hryshauka Park. Hrushauka Street Festival, 9 Vulica Papanina (Hrushauka Metro Station)

Welcome to III International Short Film Festival Cinema Perpetuum Mobile!

We invite you to share our idea of promoting human values through art and independent cinematography. This idea is not new; however, it still unites hundreds of underground film-makers around the globe to join efforts in their sincere endeavor to see our world become a truly better place.

As before, Cinema Perpetuum Mobile sticks to its goals to

  • promote independent film-making throughout the world;
  • search for new forms and solutions in cinematography;
  • encourage cultural diversity in cinematography;
  • develop and strengthen connections between film-makers and film-making communities all around the world.

This time Cinema Perpetuum Mobile will reach the audience not only in Belarusian regions and cities, but in other countries as well. It is you who help us bring independent cinema to more and more people, and our community is growing due to the principles we incorporate in our mission:

Deadline the 1 of December
Festival Deadline - December 1, 2013.
Belarusian participants can send their works before December 20, 2013.

Latest news

Participants of CPM-2014 announced!


Dear friends!
We are glad to announce the list of participants of CPM-2014, who are included in the competition and out-of-competition sections! This year we have 4 competition sections - fiction, animation, documentary, and experimental sections.
Also, you can see the full descriptions of out-of-competition sections - animation, Belarusian, surrealism and special section of controversial films - Zen/Trash.

New sections - "Equal", "World Without Borders", "Relations in XXI century", "Woman in XXI century" and international section ["Man and the System"] (http://filmfest.by/en/2013/page/international_section_2014) - compose the program "Man in XXI century" - screenings and discussions on social issues. .


Selection of competition films in progress


Dear friends!
We are almost finishing the process of selection films for the festival programs!
During the 32 pre-screening sessions, with 330 viewers helping to evaluate the films, we had much food for thought and pleasure for our eyes!
The selection results will be announced by the end of March.


The Top 20 #31 & 32

The Owlet
A screenshot from the film "The Owlet" (dir. Ольга Вахонина, Belarus)

The leading positions in the 31th prescreenings go to "The Owlet" (dir. Ольга Вахонина, Belarus), "Wind" (dir. Robert Löbel, Germany), and "There is music in the air" (dir. Tim Bosse, Germany).

The leading positions in the 32th prescreenings go to "The Executor" (dir. Жюгжда Даниил, Belarus), "Dream Girl" (dir. Oliver Schwarz, Switzerland), and "The Letter" (dir. Колосовский Сергей, Belarus).

Most controversial films are "Reality" (dir. Александр Онуфриев, Ukraine), "The Executor" (dir. Жюгжда Даниил, Belarus), and "White night" (dir. Sabrina Sarabi, Germany).

To see TOP 20 films after 32 prescreenings click HERE.


Prescreenings # 32


Dear friends!
CPM pre-screenings #32 will be held on the 6th of February in business-club IMAGURU: Startup Hub located at: Minsk, 4 Fabritsiusa Street.
Beginning: 18.30. Entrance: +18
Please find program on the PAGE


The Top 20 #28, 29 & 30

Welcome And Our Condolences
A screenshot from the film "Welcome And Our Condolences" (dir. Leon Prudovsky, Israel)

The leading positions in the 28th prescreenings go to "Welcome And Our Condolences" (dir. Leon Prudovsky, Israel), "Eat" (dir. Moritz Krämer, Germany), and "Eating cake" (dir. Jana Bürgelin, Germany).

The leading positions in the 29th prescreenings go to "F5" (dir. Тимофей Жалнин, Russian Federation), "The Caste" (dir. Víctor Tejera, Spain), and "The Only Man" (dir. Josman, Spain).

The leading positions in the 30th prescreenings go to "Autumn Leaves" (dir. Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset, France), "Kardo" (dir. Svetlana Sigalaeva, Russian Federation), and "Focus" (dir. Мария Матусевич, Belarus).

Most controversial films are "Mirror Narration Of Simple Stories" (dir. Mehdi Fard Ghaderi, Islamic Republic of Iran), "The Caste" (dir. Víctor Tejera, Spain), and "Post Scriptum" (dir. Santiagoparres, Spain).

To see TOP 20 films after 30 prescreenings click HERE.


Prescreenings # 31


Dear friends!
CPM pre-screenings #31 will be held on the 4th of February in business-club IMAGURU: Startup Hub located at: Minsk, 4 Fabritsiusa Street.
Beginning: 18.30. Entrance: +18
Please find program HERE


The Top 20 #24, 25, 26 & 27

The Funeral Of Harald Kramer
A screenshot from the film "The Funeral Of Harald Kramer" (dir. Marc Schlegel, Austria)

The leading positions in the 24th prescreenings go to "The Funeral Of Harald Kramer" (dir. Marc Schlegel, Austria), "A2042" (dir. David Castro González, Spain), and "Human Warmth" (dir. Christophe Predari, Belgium).

The leading positions in the 25th prescreenings go to "Hope?" (dir. Simone  Giampaolo, Great Britain), "Révolution" (dir. Robert Ly, France), and "Mourning Under Control" (dir. Xavier Hervo, France).

The leading positions in the 26th prescreenings go to "Mei Fung" (dir. Dayana Gauthier, Venezuela), "Distants/ Distance" (dir. Janno Jürgens, Estonia), and "Explosive" (dir. José Ramón  Soriano, Spain).

The leading positions in the 27th prescreenings go to "Eutanas S.A." (dir. Víctor  Nores Lorenzo, Spain), "A Man Came From The Sea" (dir. Oscar Udbye, Great Britain), and "To The Other Side" (dir. Alicia  Albares, Spain).

Most controversial films are "Any Other Man" (dir. Luís Soares, Portugal), "España Is Different" (dir. Salvador Guerra, Spain), and "Emily" (dir. Devarajan Varadarajan, Singapore).

To see TOP 20 films after 27 prescreenings click HERE.


Prescreening # 30


Dear friends!
Pre-screenings # 30 of Cinema Perpetuum Mobile festival will be held on the 19th of January at 13:00 in “Sever” Cinema Stash located at: Minsk, 68/15 Niomanskaya Street.
Entrance is free. +18
The program is available on this PAGE


Prescreenings # 28-29


Dear friends of CPM!
We will watch pre-screenings programs # 28 and 29 of Cinema Perpetuum Mobile on the 18-19th of January, from 16-00 till 23.00, and from 1.00 till 7.00 in Kinomalinovka club, located at: located at: Minsk, 85 Rafiev Street.
Entrance: +18
The programs are available on this PAGE.


Prescreening # 27


Dear friends!
We are happy to announce CPM pre-screenings #27: they will be held on the 12th of January at 13:00 in business-club IMAGURU: Startup Hub located at: Minsk, 4 Fabritsiusa Street.
Entrance: +18
Please find program HERE


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