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Pacific Meridian

Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asia-Pacific Countries.

About

Goals and objectives:

  • developing cultural exchange between Asia-Pacific countries;
  • presenting Asia-Pacific cinematography toRussian people;
  • familiarizing representatives of the film industry in the Asia-Pacific Region with contemporary Russian cinematography;
  • making a positive contribution to the development of the Art of Cinematography;
  • searching for and constructively supporting new young cinematographers;
  • presenting the cinematography of Asia-Pacificand European countries in the Russian Far Eastby mutual integration into regional culture;
  • attracting Russian and international film industry leaders to creating a local film market, a film school as well as establishinga filmmaking process in Vladivostokwith novice cinematographers from Primorye involved.

Competition:

  • Full length feature films,
  • Short features (up to 30 minutes).

Out Of Competition:

  • Panorama,
  • Russian Cinema,
  • Special Screening,
  • Retrospective Screening of World Cinema Masters,
  • Seminars and workshops.

Awards

The International Jury awards the following prizes:

  • «Sea-shell»  prize - Best Feature award (presented to the director);
  • «Sea-shell»  prize - Best Short Film award (presented to the director);
  • Special Jury award «Star» prize (presented according to jury's decision);
  • «Sea-shell»  prize - Best Director award;
  • «Star» prize - Best Actor award;
  • «Star» prize - Best Actress award.


Also the following prizes are founded at the festival:

  • The FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics)  jury award – for the Best Feature and Best Short Film;
  • The NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema ) jury award  - for the Best Asian film;
  • ‘9,288 km’ award of the Primorsky  krai Governor;
  • Audience Choice award «Star»  for the best Russian film;
  • Yul Brynner award «Star» for the Best Acting Debut.

It is expected that the winners will personally attend  the Award Ceremonies.

Rules

  • The Festival’s Competition program consists of full length and short feature and documentary films completed on or after January 1, 2019 presented in the following formats: DCP, FormatHD (mpg4, mkv, avi). All films should have English subtitles;

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out the entry form at tne festival website;
  • Send a DVD (at the sender’s expense) to the Festival or upload the film to a server.

Any issues not covered by the rules and regulations will be solved by the Festival on an individual basis.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Efim Zvenyatsky — General Director, Art Director
  • Natalia Shakhnazarova — Executive Director
  • Yuri Goncharov  — Program Director

Films are judged by an International Jury of five members, FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) jury of three members and NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) jury of three members.

Documents

Place

Russia
Vladivostok

Official website

pacificmeridianfest.ru

Contacts

Address:

“Pacific Meridian” International Film Festival
49, Svetlanskaya St.,
Vladivostok 690091 Russia

Phone: +7 (423) 230-20-74,
226-15-82

Email:
office@pacificmeridianfest.ru

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    June 25, 2020
  • Notifications
    July 25, 2020
  • Event dates
    10 — 16 October 2020
Categories & Fees

The Festival’s Competition program consists of short feature, documentary, animated films completed on or after January 1, 2019 with the duration of not more than 30 minutes, presented in the following formats: DCP, FormatHD (mpg4, mkv, avi). All films should have English subtitles. Films earlier presented at other festivals are eligible to apply.

  • Deadline — free

The Festival’s Competition program consists of full length feature, documentary and animated films completed on or after January 1, 2019 presented in the following formats: DCP, FormatHD (mpg4, mkv, avi). All films should have English subtitles. Films earlier presented at other festivals are eligible to apply.

  • Deadline — free

Out of Competition program consists of films completed on or after January 1, 2019 and presented in the following formats: DCP, Format HD (mpg4, mkv, avi). All films should have English subtitles.

  • Deadline — free
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