Leave of Absence / Director Anton Sazonov
New Holland International
Debut Film Festival
Summer 2020
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The festival will take place in the second half of August along with a dissemination of showings and individual premieres through various venues.

The New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival’s international competition program includes both feature length and short films. Feature length fiction films are accepted for the main competition, while the short film competition accepts documentary, experimental and fiction works to be judged by the jury on an equal basis.

The out-of-competition program offers viewers the chance to see premieres of high profile festival hits, special screenings of independent Russian films, films by jury members and documentaries addressing the issues of our age.

August 14–28, 2020 with additional screenings and premieres throughout 2020

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