Under the conditions of compliance with quarantine measures, the annual Andrey Tarkovsky Mirror Film Festival was held completely online instead of the usual venue – the city of Ivanov. The 14th Film Festival was held from June 25 to June 30 at the TVZAVR Internet Cinema and was also broadcast on the local Bars TV channel. In terms of accessibility, all screenings, except for the premiere, could be seen for free. However, the number of films within the framework of the competition was reduced to seven: Without distinctive features (2020)
(directed by Fernanda Valades), Cat in the Wall (2019)
(directed by Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva), Nazir (2020)
(directed by Arun Kartik), Lonely Rock (2020)
(directed Alejandro Telemako Tarrafa), Babai (2020)
(directed by Artyom Aisagaliev), Kala-Azar (2020)
(directed by Janis Rafa) and, finally, Cook F*ck Kill (2019)
(directed by Mira Fornay). It should be noted that the move to the Internet had a definite positive effect on the promotion of the Mirror outside the city of Ivanov. Residents of the whole country had the opportunity to watch the non-competitive program and the program of free events: creative meetings, thematic evenings and a daily Questions & Answers column with the creators of films. In addition, the willing public was able to participate in a live broadcast in the night online cafe. This vast entertainment program clearly attracted more users than the largest cinema hall could accommodate. According to the results of the jury's discussions, the main prize was awarded to Arun Kartik's film Nazir, for professional achievement (cinematography by Alberto Balash) – Argentine Lonely Rock by Alejandro Telemaco Tarraf, and for directing – the film Without Special Signs by Fernanda Valades. The jury was represented by major directors from all over the world: Rome, Moscow, Berlin, Sofia, Tel Aviv and others.