Cinema
Perpetuum Mobile

International Short Film Festival
April 8-17
Minsk, Belarus

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    Promote independent film-making throughout the world.

  • New forms

    Search for new forms and solutions in cinematography.

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    Cinema Perpetuum Mobile is a non-profit project founded and promoted solely by volunteers.

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    Develop and strengthen connections between film-makers and film-making communities all around the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       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.

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.

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile reaches 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: decentralization (horizontal structure of the festival), self-organization (volunteer basis, grassroot initiative), transparency (possibility to join the community at any time, and contribute to festival organization).

Latest news

We are preparing for CPM-2016!

Open call for submissions for CPM-2016 is now officially closed.
We are now preparing for the upcoming festival in April!

All the participants of CPM-2016 will be informed beginning of March at latest.
List of programs will be announced late March! See you soon!


Open call for CPM-2016 is prolonged till December 15th!

CPM-2016 is prolonging the deadline for submissions!
Till December 15, 2015 we accept non-fiction, animation and experimental works for the competition selection, as well as films dealing with ecological, gender, urban issues, and music video. The open call is still valid for Belarusian film-makers. Fiction films submitted after November 15, 2015 are considered to be applications for СРМ-2017.

Please consult the rules before submitting.

Follow the news about the festival and the selection process on our website, as well as official Facebook page.


Cinema Perpetuum Mobile-2016 is announcing the open call!

International short film festival Cinema Perpetuum Mobile (CPM) is announcing the open call for the 5th edition taking place in April 2016. Film submissions are accepted till November 15th, 2015 . We welcome short films of any genres and style.

We accept films of up to 35 min length and created no earlier than January 1st, 2014. Number of works submitted by one author is not limited. Submissions to the festival are free of any charges.

Please consult the rules before submitting.

Follow the news about the festival and the selection process on our website, as well as official Facebook page.


The last #belkinoleto evening in this year is coming!

This friday, September the 4th, in the yard of the National Historical Museum (K. Marx, 12) meeting with young authors - participants of CPM-2015 - will be held.
This time you'll see films:
- "Unknown man" / Dmiry Dedok;
- "Happy Days" / Maria Monakova, Dmitry Leukouski;
- "The Road to the Sun" / Yauheni Lytkin, Maksim Malahau;
- "And Happiness" / Maksim Shved;
- "Big Bug and a Little Buggie" / Dmity Shestopalau;
- "Cartoon about wedding" / Aleksandra Podkopaeva, Marysja Tylszankova;
- "OBNZBNCHA" / Maksim Lyshik;
- "Birthday in Minsk" / Nikita Laurezki.

Come, invite friends and relatives. We don't know, when one could enjoy the finest byelorussian shorts under open air.

Start: 21.00
Free entry


Hot summer of #belkinoleto continues!

This friday, August 7th, you'll see fiction films of young byelorussian director Sergey Kolosovkiy:
- "Letter";
- "Mexico";
- "Pop Gun";
- "Bet".

After the show - necessarily talk to the author!

Start: 21.30
Free entry


The time for third evening of #belkinoleto is close!

On this Friday, July 24, in the yard of National Historical Museum (K. Marx, 12), you'll see the works of byelorussian artist Igor Chischenya, after we'll talk with him.
Films by Igor Chischenya on the upcoming friday evening:
- "Time. Movie. Life";
- "On the manege today and always";
- "Synagogue";
- "The lost song";
- "The breathing of the swamps".

Start at 21.30
Free entry


Belkinoleto continues on July 10

On evening of July 10 we will again show movies under open air. New program of Byelorussian movies from Cinema Perpetuum Mobile 2014 collection is ready. It consists of:
- "Owlet" /Olga Vahonina;
- "Debris" / Vera Demenchyk;
- "Performer" / Zhugzhda Daniil;
- "Jury the Hobo" / Darya Andreyanava;
- "Andrew Takindang. Will stop in between" / Igor Chizhenya;
- "Art-repatriation" / Egor Surskiy.

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Start: 21.30
Free entry

Self-organization and mutal help are welcome. Bring carpets, plaids, hot drinks with you; share with the folks.


First show of Belkinoleto 2015

Friday, June 26, first show of Belkinoleto CPM-2015 was held.
That summer evening in the yard of National Historical Museum following works can be seen:
- What’s in field? /Alexandra Podkopaeva, Maria Tulgenkova;
- About love: Ira /Zemcova Lubov;
- About horse /Anna Emelyanova;
- Insomnia reconstruction /Nella Vasilevskaya;
- Marriage /Ilya Bozgko;
- Wathcman /Victor Krasovskiy.

After the show there was a discussion with the authors about life, art and cinema.

Waiting you on July 10 on the second Byelorussian movies show.
Start: 21.30
Free entry
Don’t forget to follow us in our groups in vk.com and Facebook, and by hastag #белкинолето.


Belkinoleto 2015: open-air cinema

This summer Cinema Perpetuum Mobile starts a new project – Belkinoleto. Every second week on Fridays you can watch works from all years of festival, shot by Byelorussian directors, and speak with the authors. Shows are open-air and held in the yard of National Historical Museum.

Follow us in our groups in vk.com and Facebook, and by hastag #белкинолето.
Start: 21.30
Free entry


Winners of CPM-2015

Dear CPM friends, audience and participants!

We are glad to announce the winners of CPM-2015!
The international jury has chosen winners in 4 competition sections - feature, documentary, animation and experimental. CPM team and the jury also granted the films conveying important values with Special mention. Check out the full list of winners HERE.

We are sending a great "Thank you" all the participants f and jury for contributing to the festival!
See you in 2016!


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