East Germany, Dresden. The jury members audition musicians - applicants for a trip to Moscow to the VI World Festival of Youth and Students. A cellist and a quartet of musicians are playing. E. Meissner from Dessau is dancing. Mongolian artists prepare posters and paintings for the festival. City of Prague. The selection committee listens to a youth choir performing a Czech folk song. Sofia city. The Mayakovsky amateur dance group rehearsing for the "Shop Suite" festival. City of Bucharest. Shooting the film "Preparing for the Festival" at the Bucharest Film Studio. Warsaw city. The Polish State Song and Dance Ensemble rehearses the production of the Krakowiak folk dances before going to the festival.