Moscow city. Opening of the 1959 International Film Festival. Speaker N. A. Mikhailov. Viewing competitive films in the building of the Kremlin theater. The audience in the hall. Participants of the film festival, actors, directors during meetings with spectators, on the sidelines of the festival, at competitive screenings, during an award ceremony, visiting the Mosfilm film studio. Among them: M. Kemal el Sakhni (Egypt), Dang Nat Minh (Vietnam), F. van Polland, N. Wessel (Denmark), A. Debri (France), I. Sequencing (Czechoslovakia), S. Bondarchuk, M. Vladi (France), D. Mazina (Italy), R. Kentano (Mexico), D. Wilson (Great Britain), G. Chukhrai, Y. Yakovlev, N. Courcel (France), I. Skobtseva, G. A Roshal, B. Babochkin and others. The building and territory of the Mosfilm film studio. Shooting in the pavilion of the film "The Ballad of the Soldier". Present: G. Chukhrai, V. Ivashov, J. Prokhorenko. Presentation of the prizes of the film festival. Celebration at the Dynamo stadium.