Perpetuum Mobile

International Short Film Festival
spring 2015
Minsk, Belarus

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  • Indy film-making

    Promote independent film-making throughout the world.

  • New forms

    Search for new forms and solutions in cinematography.

  • Non-profit

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

  • Interconnections

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

Welcome to IV 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.

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).

Deadline the 1 of December
Dear participants!
Festival Deadline is November 15, 2014.

Latest news

Prescreenings № 3 – 2015

Hello, friends!
The next prescreening meeting will be held at the FIALTA CLUB
Prescreening program is available here - Prescreening program №3-2015.

Date: 18 October, 2015
Address: Minsk, 35 Miasnikova str
Time: 13.00–18.00
Entrance is free (you can join at any time).

Prescreenings № 2 – 2015

Hello guys!
Are you ready to watch movies, hang out and keep track of the fest?
We are waiting for you at public prescreenings № 2 in Centre of Modern Art.

Date: 3 October, 2015
Address: Minsk, 3 Nekrasov str
Time: 13.00–19.00
Entrance is free (you can join at any time).

Prescreenings 2015 begin!

Hello friends, we are glad to invite you to СРМ-2015!
We are waiting for you at not-filtered movie prescreenings. We need your votes! First prescreenings will be held at Bar "DK" 4 Tolbuhin Str (3 floor).

Winners of CPM-2014

Dear friends!
We are happy to announce the winners of CPM-2014!
The four winners in competition sections chosen by the jury, as well as special prizes from the organization committee and the audience are listed HERE

We thank all the participants for being part of the festival!
The audience voting will continue in international places of screening.

"In-editing" workshop

On Sunday, April 27th, Christophe Beaucourt, French experimental video-artist will be coordinating the in-camera editing workshop. Exercice your creativity in making a 2-minute length film. No competition, no rules, just having fun !

Time: 12-00 - 17-00
Place: Cinema club "Majsternia", Engelsa, 12, Minsk
Entrance is free.

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" - compose the program "Man in the changing world" - 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

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  • We are independent

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

  • We are open

    Anyone can join our team and contribute to this unique project on equal terms of cooperation.

  • We are transparent

    No leaders, no centralization, no barriers – this is what our structure is. In this microcosm of Cinema Perpetuum Mobile everyone is united in sharing enthusiasm.