Center Festival is an annual documentary film festival about urban culture and contemporary society. The festival is organized by Documentary Film Center and Museum of Moscow.

The festival program includes Russian premiers of documentary hits from the current festival circuit that explore issues related to urban and social life.

Through the contemporary documentaries the festival aims to present the city as a space for social interaction, as well as to uncover the most important trends that shape the contemporary world and the place of humans in it.

This year's program consists of four sections: 'Society', 'Culture', 'Film Archive' and a selection of short films that make up the festival's first National Competition.

The 'Society' section combines films about the most acute social topics: cyberspace and its legislation, the era of post-truth, and the transforming paradigm of success.

The 'Culture' section presents works dedicated to people from different fields of art, eras, and political spaces who share a feeling of defiance of established aesthetic canons and resistance to social stereotypes. 

‘Film Archive’ looks at the issues of modernity through the lens of film history. The goal of this part of the program is to attract the public’s attention and to make accessible the art of prominent film directors unknown in Russia — as well as rare archive masterpieces.

Curator — Maya Kuzina