The Festival is held with the support of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and in the partnership with strategic vision group “Russia – Islamic world”. Each year more than 600 applications from 50 countries of the world are registered by the organizing committee. Traditionally the competition program includes 4 main nominations – full-length feature, full-length documentary, short-length feature, short-length documentary and “National competition” nomination (films by Tatarstan directors/ films about Tatarstan).
Non-competition program will be dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam.
For the first time within the business platform in 2022 a Film Market will be held with the participation of filmmakers and distributors of CIS countries.
Also, each year an International film projects pitching is held. The main task is stimulation of the development of joint film production with Tatarstan in the regions of Russia including participation of foreign countries, the discovery of new names in the cinematography world, the presentation of new projects.
Within the business platform an educational program, master classes of the representatives of the expert council and trainings are held for the participants.