Information on the upcoming 14th RUSDOCFILMFEST


ONLINE THEATER screenings will be held at the RUSDOCFILMFEST online platform during the festival week. The online program will be organized according to Eastern Daylight Time. Tickets for the ONLINE THEATER are available through the website ( All films will be in their original language with English subtitles.

The films will be shown in a closed format: a one-time password will be provided with each ticket purchase which will allow one view of the film in the Online Theater (on the festival website) according to the program schedule. This will mimic the real-life theater-going experience but will be conducted online.

MANHATTAN THEATERS. The screenings at the Manhattan theaters will be held on Saturday, October 23. There will be two live screenings:

“Truth to Power” at 12:30 PM, Saturday, October 23, 2021. Buy tickets on Eventbrite

“Rachmaninoff Revisited” at 2:10 PM, Saturday, October 23, 2021. Buy tickets on Eventbrite

The screenings will take place at the School of Visual Arts (131 West 21st Street New York, NY 10011)

Closing events include a screening and Award Ceremony. The Events will take place on October 23, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the Closing events will be in a closed format.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the first week of October, this information will be updated in accordance with official New York guidelines.

The festival program includes carefully selected documentaries created in the past three years by filmmakers from (in alphabetic order): Armenia, Bulgaria, Chile, Georgia, Moldova Republic, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and the USA. All European documentaries are American premieres. Most of the films are laureates of international film festivals.

A House Made of Splinters
•  Co-production: Denmark, Ukraine, Sweden, and Finland  
•  1:27h  
•  Ukrainian, Russian, with English subtitles
Author/Director(s): Simon Lereng Wilmont
Producer(s): Monica Hillström

This documentary had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and was the Academy Award nominee for Best documentary film in 2023. The film is about children from a special orphanage in Eastern Ukraine. A small group of social workers is taking care of children who lost their parents in the war. They are trying to create a safe space for children near the front line. The filming of the documentary lasted for more than two years in the Donbas region.

Simon Lereng Wilmont’s “Distance Barking of Docs” received the Grand Prix at the 12th RUSDOCFILMFEST in 2019.

Fri, March 24