How to register your festival

If you represent a film festival and want to list it into our festival catalogue Festagent.

Film festival registration

Before you add your festival into our catalogue, please, make sure that it’s not already listed.  Use the search button at our site: make request by title, web-site (like, but not, abbrevaition, city or country, or any key word. Festivals can change their titles.

Your festival is already listed — when register, please, choose the option “already listed” and write the title and your position at the festival. We’ll check the data and confirm the access.

Your festival is not listed — register “new festival”  an after filling in the application form send it for moderation. Our editor will check the form and either point out the mistakes if any or include the festival into our catalogue.

Film festival application form

After register at our web-site you will get an email asking to follow the link below to confirm.

As soon as you confirm your email, you will see your profile (top right) and a special section “My festival” , so you can edit the information yourself.

You can easily switch to edit mode right from your festival page in our catalogue. Just  press the yellow pencil on the right.



Official english title of the festival.

For the Russian film festivals in the russian blank field you put the russian title and  it’s translation in the english one. If the festival is a National one and you have only russian title you should anyway write down english title. In other case the English version of the catalogue will  stay blank with gaps and strange symbols. About national titles please see section “Synonyms”.


In short description one should accurately note festival’s specification. This information will appear in the catalogue. It is important when choosing festival among the list.


  • International festival dedicated to films with Peace as their subject.
  • International short film festival.
  • Prague international film festival.
  • European fantastic film festival.

Please do not forget a full stop in the end.


Write alternative names, abbreviations, old names, names in native language of festival here. 

Just try to imagine how anyone can possibly  search your festival and name it comma separated.


This is your festival’s link in our catalogue. Please try to use short and plain title. Write it in english, use hyphen instead of gaps. 

Abbreviation is not the best idea for system name because it can be the same for several festivals.

For example, «golden-apricot», then your full link will be the following


Please arrange the festival logo,  440х440 size in  *.JPG or *.PNG , without year.

If your festival annually change its logo, then you should renew it on time.


The most important date. We’ll not list your festival into our catalogue without it.

Write the year when the festival was established and our system will automatically define the festival’s age.

Mind please that it is an automatic calculation. So the system do not consider  gaps in holding the festival in some years or the festivals which are not annual but are held once in two years.

In festival’s description give the information that determines its specification and directions.

You can stress festival’s status, naming International associations accreditations (FIAPF) and  qualifications for prestigious prizes («Оscar», «Emmy», EFA, BAFTA). Please do not forget to mention it among the tags.

In description please mention that the festival can miss a year for some reasons or is a biennale or on the contrary takes place once a year.

When editing the description follow up to update the information.


Upload the files or link to festival’s rules, application form or an entry form at some website.

If you publish at our website such files as “regulations”, “terms and conditions”, “Bases” or something of that kind, please put the link in Russian under the title ”Regulations”.

If not all the application rules are named and the document is not full so it cannot be called “Regulations” but just “Rules”.

Further in the document title note the year, so this will prove the that information is updated.

When uploading the application form please write within brackets some peculiarities: online or special form for some sections or nominations. If there are special ones (for example, «Entry form (script)»).

Then it’s better to upload the link to special platforms if this link is given by the festival managers (it can be a link to the home page).

For example:

  • Entry form (online) 2016
  • Regulations 2016
  • Application Festhome 2016

Describe restrictions and peculiarities when applying to the festival.

Year of production (hereafter there is a field with this date for the web search but it won’t be displayed at the page that’s why for the user mark  the date over here);

Premiere status (write it hereafter and this information will be displayed at the page of the festival, here are mentioned all the peculiarities: for example if it’s a regional premiere than the region should be named or if online release is possible but not cinema screenings)

Application scheme (as a rule it is one and the same: application, fee, disks or links but sometime festivals need press-kits or ask not to send it at that stage, others write email address for questions in response to first  e-mail with application and request and so on. All these things should be mentioned in the rules);

Screening format: possible film formats to be screened at the festival;

Subtitles: English ones as a rule but there can be variants. Moreover festivals can make the subs themselves in the needed language but still ask to send english subtitles as a text.

If some rules differ for different sections and nominations please don’t forget to mention it into the Sections field.

Please make sure that all the links are active.

Describe festival's Awards as laconically as possible. The best way to do this is to make a list.

Contact information is to be made in accordance with the following recommendations:

  1. After the word «Address:» a paragraph break is to be made (press «Enter»). In address itself line breaks are to be made without paragraph breaks (press «Shift + Enter»).
  2. A phone number is to be written in international format (+7 496 123-45-67).
  3. To make the line with the email looks clear, «Email» is to be written without hyphen. If email is too long, it is necessary to break line (Shift + Enter). Email itself should be made as a link.

If your festival has a single deadline, than it is called simply «Deadline». If your festival has several deadlines, they can be called «Earlybird Deadline», «Regular Deadline» et cetera...

Specify which categories are provided on your festival. Categories are to be figured according the following example:

  • Write categorie's name in a corresponding field. You can write it in English for both Russian and English fields — we will translate it.

  • Click checkboxes specifying kinds of films eligible for certain category. For experimental films, TV shows and music videos you should click all checkboxes.
    IMPORTANT! This information is for searching script and is not shown to users.

  • Specify duration limit in «Runtime» fields: left field is for minimum duration, right is for maximum. If your festival has no duration requirements write default numbers (short film is under 45 minutes, feature is between 46 and 300 minutes).
    IMPORTANT! This information is for searching script and is not shown to users.

  • «Description» field — here you are to describe genre of films, duration limits and other important details of a certain category. You have already specyfied this details but now this information will be seen by users. 

  • Write fees corresponding with each deadline. If you festival doesn't require any fees or you have deadlines with free submission write «0».

  • Describe each category of your festival according to these recommendations.

Tags help users interested in your festival to find it. So do not forget to mark tags which fits your festival.

If your festival has some certain topic you should mark it in «Themes» section.

Common rules while working with the text

  • French quotation marks;
  • “Inverted commas” if the text is included into already quoted one;
  • Em dash — separated with gaps;
  • Hyphen and dash are not taken up to the next line;
  • Please do not use hyphen instead of em dash!
  • In numeric expression of the intervals and ranges put en dash: 40 − 180 minutes
  • Please do not use double gaps;
  • Phone numbers  should be written into international format +7 (496) 123-45-67;
  • Please write initials before the second name and space them with gap: V. I. Lenin;
  • Please do not use a Caps Lock button.

Alexey Bezzubikov
Database editor 

+7 (915) 495-80-28