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INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
of socially oriented short films,
videos and social advertising
LAMPA 17-18 OCTOBER 2019 PERM APPLICATION FORM

LAMPA International Film Festival of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising

lampa_1Production of socially oriented films is one of the modern and promising areas in modern cinematography. It is an exciting and interactive format which may serve as a lesson of good stories for the younger generation, it can help a person to come to important decisions in the life, to transform the life of the whole cities, to bring new meanings, to identify new approaches to solving social problems.

LAMPA today is a globally recognized cinema platform which promotes volunteering and charity through the language of cinema. The Film Festival has become a place which annually attracts both amateurs and professionals in the area of short film production who promote socially significant ideas in Russia and in the world.

Films included in the short list of the Film Festival become unique media content for special screenings, educational platforms for children and young people, material for workshops with NGOs interested in new technologies of promoting their activities.

The number of participants of the LAMPA International Film Festival:

The Organising Committee of the Film Festival has received more than 5000 works from 120 countries of the world to date. It is a unique film collection about people and organization transforming the world for the better to promote volunteering and charity in educational institutions, mass media, on television, etc.

Competitive Selection of the LAMPA International Film Festival:

lampa_4Competitive Selection of entries is carried out in two main sections:

  • “Professional filmmaker” – section for authors/group with higher cinematographic or theatrical education; students of cinema or theater institutions of higher education with graduation works; film studios with more than 3 years experience in the film industry
  • “Amateurish filmmaker” – section for authors without specialized cinematographic or theatrical education; novice film schools and film studios, charitable organisations, voluntary associations, etc.

Film Festival Nominations give an opportunity to describe the volunteering and charity in different short film formats. Together with the traditional nominations, including “Short Film”, “Social video” and “Social advertisment”, the Film Festival Organising Committee promotes the idea of covering the most relevant topics within special thematic nominations:

  • "Special focus" – this nomination is designed for young filmmakers from 10 to 16 who can present their socially oriented works. Films directed by children stand out for their positive look on the concerns of the modern society.
  • "1+1" – this nomination is devoted to the best practices in popularization of the inclusion as a phenomenon, social adaptation of people with special needs, integration of disadvantaged people, etc.

Events of the LAMPA International Film Festival:

TThe LAMPA International Film Festival consists of a number of events promoting volunteering and charity at different sites and for different people. These events are universal and relevant for all countries, today they make a set of social cultural events:

  • “Day of Kind Films” – it is a single day for the school students to watch socially oriented short films. The films are specifically chosen for children.
  • “LAMPA – memorable heroes of volunteering” – it is a series of educational events for the jury members and the experts of the LAMPA International Film Festival about the aspects of social cinematography. It is aimed to make social films more popular and to improve the professional level of young filmmakers.
  • Retrospective of the best entries from the LAMPA International Film Festival – it includes showing socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising on a big screen and listening to the views and comments of outstanding experts and jury members from the Film Festival. The films are divided into themes to be shown at different sites.

Starting from 2018 the International Film Festival LAMPA consists of a number of events promoting volunteering and charity at different sites and for different people. LAMPA events are universal and relevant for all countries, today it is a set of social cultural events:

  • "Day of Kind Films" – it is the only day for the school students and their parents to watch socially oriented short films. The film-winners are shown in the education system in a particular country. The films are specifically chosen for the children.
  • "LAMPA" – memorable heroes of volunteering" – it is a series of educational events for the jury members and the experts of the International Film Festival LAMPA about the aspects of social cinematography. It is aimed to make social films more popular and to improve the professional level of young filmmakers.
  • Retrospective shows of the best entries from the International Film Festival LAMPA – it is about socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising on a big screen, the views of outstanding experts and jury members from the Film Festival. The films are divided into themes to be shown at different sites.

The LAMPA International Film Festival has become one of the most distinguished platforms to promote kind stories and one of the major international events in volunteering.

Achievements of the LAMPA International Film Festival for 2018:

lampa_3 March, 5 – the LAMPA International Film Festival is awarded with a diploma of Chairwoman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of Russia V. Matvienko (Moscow).

September, 20-21 – the Film Festival is presented on the Second Eurasian Women's Forum (Saint-Petersburg).

December, 5 (International Volunteer Day) – the Retrospective of the best entries from the LAMPA International Film Festival was held at the Unite Nations Office in Geneva. For the first time Russian project has become a part of the global UN event dedicated to the high status of volunteers.

lampa_2 Decebmer, 21 - the special edition of the program “ZaDelo!” was broadcast on the “Public Television of Russia” channel. Heroes and guests of the programme included volunteers, actors, directors of social films and videos of the Film Festival.

During the time of holding events of the LAMPA International Film Festival in Russia, the Czech Republic and Switzerland were conducted more than 20 retrospective of social cinema; several workshops on basics of shooting socially oriented short videos were held in Vladikavkaz, Abakan and Khanti-Mansiysk; “Day of Kind Films” is now ready for being launched in regions of Russia and foreign countries.

Brighter than a movie!

BRIGHTER THAN A MOVIE!