The main goal of the festival is to provide an alternative film and media entertainment, which is not surrounded or overshadowed by pathos, formalism and "stars".
Over the years festival gained International status and success, receiving thousands and showing hundreds of movies. While in the early years festival had used the concept of Jury, it was dismissed after a few years and replaced by far less subjective vote conducted with the audience of the festival.
After 10th Irpen Film Festival (2012) organizers took a break and continued with the Eleventh festival in 2014. The tendency to do festival once in two years seems to be a new feature, as the next festival is seemingly going to be conducted in 2016, skipping the 2015.
PP Studio Films on Irpen Film FestivalEdit
Nikolay Yeriomin first visited Irpen Film Festival at its Sixth, on 7-8 June 2008. Since then he had evolved from an audience member to a contestant of the festival, having such films of PP Studio selected:
- Ninth Irpen Film Festival (2011): Eighth (Vos'moy) (2011), All the Night (Noch' Naprolyot) (2011) (The Official Selection; non-competitive).
- Tenth Irpen Film Festival (2012): The Nose (Nos) (2012), Attack of the Banana Peel (Napadenie bananovoy kozhury) (2012) (The Official Selection; Competition, nomination "Ultra-Short Film").
- Eleventh Irpen Film Festival (2014): Teaser Trailer for Crudely Written Communal Fiction (Kommunalnoe chtivo napisano krivo) (The Official Selection; non-competitive).
- Twelfth Irpen Film Festival (????) will hopefully feature some of the works as well, including One Third to Seven (Bez dvadsati sem') (2015) and Rainy April (Dozhdliviy aprel') (2015) in competition and Crudely Written Communal Fiction (Kommunalnoe chtivo napisano krivo) as a premiere event.