Since 2016 it has been hosted by the Gorky Film Studio.
The festival improves every year and is growing in an organic way. The festival program includes the regular International Competition and the Special program.
The main prize of the Festival is the figurine The Tree of Knowledge, which is a symbol of a person who thirsts for knowledge and novelty. The sprawling branches of the tree are inevitably burdened by fruits, symbols of reason. The apple falling from the tree is a sign of revelation to a person seeking knowledge.
Science popularisation has an obvious strategic value for national development. Documentary cinema has a recipe for sparking interest in science, technology, and culture from all people.
Watching the invisible… discovering the unexplored… trying to glance into the future… Everything is possible in the inquisitive and imaginative minds of cinematographers!