The 12th Annual RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W will take place in New York City from October 14 to October 20.


The Online Theater will operate from October 14 to October 18 at the address:

The festival program includes 17 documentary films made by filmmakers from Bulgaria, Lithuania, the U.S., Russia, and Ukraine, in partnership with film companies from Denmark, France, the U.K., Kazakhstan, Russia, and the U.S. Most of the films are American premieres. For the schedule of the films and details regarding purchasing tickets please see the Online Theater website.

Viewers will be able to watch their films of choice at any time within one day of the showing, according to the film schedule. The film with the highest number of viewers will become the laureate of the festival, and will receive the People’s Choice Award at the Closing Ceremony on October 20.

Online Theater will give people around the globe to engage with the Festival, and watch the films from our programming.


On October 19 at DCTC (87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013), an ongoing festival partner, the VR documentary films of Eastern Europe – the program “A Day inside Virtual Reality” – will take place. The program includes films from Belarus, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, and Russia. There will be 5 showings, each 30 minutes in length. There are limited numbers of seats available. Due to the special format, the Studio holds 15 viewers for each session. There are no age restrictions. Please visit our website for more information.

The films will be presented by private Russian film companies “Russian VR Seasons” (Moscow) and The State Hermitage Museum / ARTEKOM LTD (St. Petersburg). After the screenings, there will be a presentation by representatives from these companies: Georgy Molodtsov, director The Russian VR Seasons (Moscow, Russia) and Mikhail Antykov, film director, digital media director of “” Company (Saint-Petersburg, Russia).

Tickets for this program will be available on Eventbrite starting on September 20. Due to the limited seating, tickets will NOT be sold at the door.


On October 19th – 20th in Manhattan at the School of Visual Arts MFA SocDoc theater (136 West 21st Street, Manhattan), our ongoing festival partner, the 12th annual documentary film festival program will take place. Please visit the festival website to view the program. Tickets will be available for purchase on Eventbrite from September 20. You can also visit Eventbrite via the festival website.

The Closing and Awards Ceremony of the 12th RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W will take place on October 20. Tickets will be available for purchase on Eventbrite from September 20.


After the Awards Ceremony will be our traditional poetry readings “Accents of New York”. The program is open to the public and is free of charge. The list of participants will be announced.

Grand PrixAwards of the 12th RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W:

Grand Prix* for the Best Documentary
Special Jury Prize
Best Director
Best Cinematography
The Viewers’ Choice Award

Awards from THE NEW REVIEW CORPORATION, the organizer of the festival::
“Faces of Russia” Prize
The Humanitarian Award – for the Best Humanitarian Film.

Best Documentary Portrait Film
Best Screenplay
Russian Literature on the Screen
Russian History on the Screen
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