The Russian Institute of Cinema and Performing Arts Awards (RICPA), is a part of the Russian Institute of Cinema and Performing Arts Film Society. It represents a prestigious accolade dedicated to recognizing excellence in the realm of cinematic arts. The RICPA is proud to present the inaugural edition of the RICPA Film Festival. This cultural event is dedicated to the celebration of cinema, the exploration of visual storytelling, and the promotion of artistic expression through the medium of film. RICPA, an esteemed institution known for its commitment to nurturing talent and preserving the rich heritage of Russian and global cinema, takes pride in introducing this unique cinematic celebration. Our festival stands as a beacon of cinematic creativity, a celebration of storytelling, and a testament to our commitment to the art of film. RICPA, with its distinguished history in film education, the preservation of cinematic heritage, and the cultivation of a thriving film society, is honoured to bring this unique cinematic event to life.

The RICPA Film Society, an integral component of our institution, has played a vital role in fostering a thriving film community. Established in parallel with RICPA, the Film Society has consistently striven to advance the appreciation and understanding of cinema, enriching the lives of its members and the wider community. It has achieved this through educational programs, film screenings, and a commitment to preserving the legacy of cinematic art.

The Russian Institute of Cinema and Performing Arts Awards (RICPA), serves as a vibrant hub for the celebration and exploration of the art of cinema. Our primary aim is to foster cinematic education, inviting members and the wider community to deepen their understanding of film as an art form. Through courses, workshops, seminars, and film discussions, we aim to ignite a passion for cinema and facilitate a more profound appreciation for its history and cultural significance. By curating diverse film selections, including classics, contemporary works, and those from various cultures, our main aim is to contribute to cultural exchange, promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Our organisation plays a vital role in supporting emerging filmmakers, offering a platform for showcasing their work and connecting them with a knowledgeable and supportive community. In addition, we contribute to the preservation of cinematic heritage by curating and showcasing classic films and participating in restoration and archival efforts. Through film screenings, retrospectives, film festivals, and other cinematic events, we enable members and the public to immerse themselves in the art of film, fostering a dynamic and engaging film culture. Furthermore, our society aims to encourage film criticism and scholarship, promoting the critical analysis of films and contributing to the field of film studies. We are proud to say that our impact extends to the social and cultural spheres, allowing for discussions and dialogues about relevant issues through the lens of cinema. The RICPA Film Festival is a natural extension of the Film Society's dedication to promoting the art of cinema. It encapsulates the essence of our commitment to nurturing creativity, educating aspiring filmmakers, and preserving cinematic heritage. The festival serves as a global platform for the Film Society to connect with audiences, expand its influence, and celebrate the diversity of cinematic storytelling.