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This project aims to develop the competencies of the creative community of Pechenga District, promoting the opportunities of the border region for the film community in Northern Norway and Russia. "International Film Lab PECHENGAFILM" is a series of educational, competitive, presentation events in the field of film production that attract Russian and foreign filmmakers to  Pechenga District. The mission of the project is to "pump" the competences of the residents of Pechenga District interested in film production, show them opportunities for working in the film industry, and attract Russian and foreign filmmakers to the border region of Russia.

Within the framework of the project, it is planned to recruit representatives of the film industry from Russia and Norway to the international team of the film group, organize a business game in order to create projects for films about friendship and mutual assistance in the High North, organize a course of lectures on professional topics related to scriptwriting, producing and directing films, cameramanship. A pitching (together with the development of projects) and shooting films for the winners of the pitching. As a result of the project, a presentation of created films and other films about life in difficult northern conditions will be held.

The project team has experience in organizing film schools. In 2021, team members organized Pechengafilm Film School, held in Nikel for the local creative community. As a result, the students of the project created three short films, one of which received a prize in the nomination "Best Short Film" at an international film festival in 2021.


Russian and Norwegian filmmakers under 35 can take part in Pechengafilm International Film Lab. The selection is carried out on a competitive basis. For the Norwegian participants the organizers cover the costs of transfer in Russia, accommodation in Nikel, meals, expenses related to the film lab program activities. Visas and transfer in Norway are not covered. To take part in the project, please fill out the application

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